You may have noticed that Vitamin C is a popular ingredient in skin care products but you may not know why. If you are concerned about fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (AKA sun spots or brown spots), or lack of elasticity, then Vitamin C is your new best friend.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means it prevents free-radicals from damaging your skin. This is a huge help for photodamaged skin as it can not only prevent future sun damage, it can also help repair the damage already done. Vitamin C is also a necessary component in the formation of collagen, the protein that gives skin it’s firmness and bounce. The human body is not capable of producing Vitamin C on it’s own and when ingested, not much makes it’s way to the skin, so topical application is the most effective.
The best part about Vitamin C is that it’s effects are backed up by science, unlike most beauty products or fad ingredients on the market today. It has gone through placebo-controlled studies and double-blind studies and it has emerged vindicated. Patients consistently saw brighter skin, smoother texture, reduced sunspots, more even tone, and less wrinkles. If you don’t already have a Vitamin C product in your skin care routine, I highly recommend Dermadoctor’s Kakadu C Cleanser. You can read my full review of this product here.
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