If you haven’t already heard, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant known to support healthy and revitalised skin.It's pure form, L-Ascorbic Acid - a potent ingredient that may already exist in your favourite serum (*wink* Ultra C Firming Serum); is easily recognised by the body and readily absorbed by the skin compared to other forms of Vitamin C. When applied topically, it has been recognised to support firmness and promote a visibly brighter, glowing complexion.
Here’s the breakdown of what Vitamin C can do for your skin:
Promotes Firmer Looking Skin
Vitamin C plays an essential part in supporting the production of collagen - a protein that makes up the structure of our cells and tissues (AKA the culprit for smooth, plump skin). Our build-up of collagen declines as we age and may show up in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Applied topically, the antioxidant has been shown to support the body’s natural production of collagen and skin elasticity, restoring a resilient complexion and reducing the signs of premature ageing of the skin.
Supports Your Skin Barrier
The key to a radiant and glowing complexion is a healthy skin barrier. The role of your skin barrier is to support the skin’s ability to retain moisture and protect your skin from environmental damage and unwanted substances including pollution and bacteria.
Vitamin C assists with ceramide production - the fats or lipids that make up 30%-40% of the skin's outer layer and play an important role in retaining essential moisture within the skin. The result? A rejuvenated and healthy-looking complexion.