Vitamin C—this is one powerful antioxidant most people have heard of, can pronounce, and maybe even understand how it works, but are the benefits really understood? Just think of it as liquid sunshine for your skin—that protects, evens skin tone, and even promotes collagen production—all while brightening your skin. While it seems simple enough, understanding how it truly makes a difference and knowing what’s in your vitamin C skincare products is a whole different story. Let’s get real about all things vitamin C.
How Essential Is It?
Very. Vitamin C is an antioxidant powerhouse when it comes to fighting free radicals. The effects from things such as smog, stress, UV rays are no joke—damaging the skin, altering DNA, impacting moisture in the skin and changing the texture. Vitamin C works to protect the skin by stopping the effects of these types of free radicals and keeping the skin healthy and looking young. It also promotes collagen production, improves texture, and can reduce brown spots.
What to Look for In an Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum
When it comes to anti-aging serums, we are partial to the benefits of three key ingredients: Tripeptitde-3, Hexapeptide-3, and of course vitamin C. Working together, these three key ingredients create an active serum designed to turn your skin around by boosting collagen production, soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give a firmer, smoother look. More specifically, each of these key ingredients make a difference in your skin by:
- Tripeptide-3: An amino acid chain that helps soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hexapeptide-3: An advanced skincare ingredient that’s been shown to delay the formation of fine lines.
- Vitamin C: A stable antioxidant that helps protect skin against aging factors and boost collagen
It Can Help from the Inside Out Too
As an essential vitamin, your body can’t product vitamin C on its own. That’s why looking for all-natural ways to make sure you are meeting your necessary intake of vitamin C is just as important as using it topically on your skin. Internally, the benefits go beyond anti-aging and glowing skin—it protects your memory, helps prevent against iron deficiency, and may lower your risk of heart disease. And the best part is many foods such as kiwi, strawberries and bell peppers that are high in vitamin C can easily be worked into your diet.