Indispensable to the vitality of the whole organism, vitamin C is considered by many skin experts as one of the leading active ingredients in anti-aging care. And for good reason! Vitamin C is one of the most versatile active ingredients, whatever your skin type. Whether you have oily, dry, mature, sensitive skin or you have age spots, discover all the benefits of topical vitamin C for your skin.
1. PROTECTS THE SKIN FROM FREE RADICALS TO FIGHT AGAINST AGING
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant active which protects the skin against the devastating effects of free radicals. The sun, pollution, cigarette smoke or even inflammation generate free radicals: these unstable molecules missing an electron. Free radicals tend to “steal the missing electron” from our healthy molecules, damaging our cells and tissues. This phenomenon is called “oxidative stress”. This phenomenon causes the acceleration of the signs of aging including wrinkles, sagging skin, pigment spots and worsens the symptoms of problem skin.
Vitamin C neutralizes the action of free radicals by “donating” a missing electron. It thus protects our skin daily against environmental aggressions and prevents the appearance of premature signs of aging, whatever the skin type.
2. BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION FOR YOUNGER, FIRMER SKIN
Collagen is one of the most important structural proteins for maintaining the suppleness and firmness of the skin. But with age, collagen production slows down which contributes to sagging skin and intensifies the appearance of wrinkles. Vitamin C is thus able to increase the capacity of our skin to manufacture collagen. It thus helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, prevent their appearance and bring more firmness to the skin.
3. REDUCES PIGMENT SPOTS TO EVEN OUT SKIN TONE
Vitamin C helps fight hyper pigmentation. Pigment spots are linked to an excessive production of melanin: this pigment responsible for the coloring of the skin. Hyper pigmentation can manifest itself in different forms and can appear especially with age, with hormonal fluctuations, for example during pregnancy or in areas with acne scars. Topical vitamin C is able to prevent the production of local melanin which helps reduce pigment spots and ensure a brighter and more even complexion.
Vitamin C used in many skin care products is in the form of L-ascorbic acid. Although this form of vitamin C is the purest, it is still the most unstable and easily oxidizes in air, heat and light. It must be formulated at acidic pH and is often too irritating for sensitive skin.
Nelly De Vuyst uses in her VitaLift-C HA Serum a stabilized form of vitamin C, derived from a new generation of ascorbyl glucoside and which is encapsulated in liposomes. Ideal for all skin types, it is perfectly tolerated by the most sensitive skin types. Upon contact with the skin, this vitamin C becomes active and is delivered in a controlled manner to the skin without ever oxidizing.
VitaLift-C HA Serum combines its latest generation vitamin C with fragmented hyaluronic acid. The synergy of these ingredients thus allows: