Also Called: Vitamin-C, Vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid
What It Does: Antioxidant, Skin Brightening, Buffering
- Works best between 5-20% concentration
- Boosts the skin's own collagen production
- Fades pigmentation and brown spots
- If used under sunscreen it boosts its UV protection
- Unstable and oxidizes easily in presence of light or air (this why its best kept in powdered form)
- Potent Vitamin-C serums may cause tingling on sensitive skin
Vitamin-C or Ascorbic Acid has tremendous benefits not only for the body but for the skin. Eating lots of Vitamin C does not help our skin to have high levels of it. But, putting Vitamin-C cream or serum on our skin actually helps, a lot.
Collagen helps to keep our skin firm and wrinkle free. Vitamin-C helps boost collagen production. In a study from 1999 a 10% Vitamin-C serum was shown to decrease wrinkles when applied for a 3 month period. Another study, confirmed that applying a 5% Vitamin C cream for 6 months showed statistically significant improvement in skin hydration, wrinkles, glase, brown spots and skin density.
L-Ascorbic Acid helps to maintain the skin barrier integrity, fights pigmentation, may be involved in anti-inflammation processes in the skin, is involved in collagen production, and protects against sun damage.