Benefits of Vitamin C
It delays the appearance of dark spots, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps in treating acne marks and UV damaged skin, giving your skin an even tone and making it soft and smooth. Vitamin C is a time-honoured ingredient that plays a significant role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin.
While youthful skin is chock-a-block with vitamin C, older skin naturally loses this nutrient over time. Other factors like exposure to UV rays, pollution and cigarette smoke can accelerate skin ageing by degrading collagen and triggering oxidative stress in the skin. The good news is that you can combat this by replenishing your skin’s vitamin C levels to help reverse time’s effect on your face.
What does Vitamin C Really Do?
Here's what a well-formulated vitamin C product can do for your skin:
- Protect skin cells from UV damage like discoloration and fine lines
- Counteract wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production.
- Strengthen skin's barrier response
- Reduce inflammation
- Lessen hyperpigmentation
- Enhance effectiveness of peels and microdermabrasion
- Boost the efficacy of sunscreen actives
While oral supplementation with vitamin C is beneficial for your overall health, it is not very effective at increasing skin concentrations of vitamin C. To specifically target signs of ageing on your face, topical vitamin C is most beneficial. In fact, applying vitamin C to the skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally. Simply applying vitamin C daily for three days can achieve optimal levels in the skin.
Topical vitamin C is sold in a diverse range of products from lotions serums. Kaya has specially formulated products that contain between 3% and 10% of vitamin C and include the active ingredient ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid. We pay extra attention to the packaging as all antioxidants, including vitamin C, are vulnerable to deterioration in the presence of air and light.
Applying topical vitamin C once a day, ideally after you’ve exfoliated, maximizes vitamin C’s sun-protecting properties. If your skin is on the dryer side, you may see some flaking, which can be counteracted with a moisturizer. This topical nutrient is safe to combine or layer under all your other skin care products and even works synergistically with other antioxidants. Once absorbed into the skin, this water-soluble vitamin can also help regenerate vitamin E that has been oxidized. For a super powerful anti-aging punch, combine vitamins C and E together.
To incorporate this super vitamin in your skincare routine right away, try Kaya’s Antox Vit-C Formula.
It is a non-oily, easily absorbing anti-oxidant gel that counteracts free radicals responsible for premature skin ageing, protects the skin against environmental assault and delays the appearance of dark spot, fine lines and wrinkles - giving you softer, smoother skin in no time!