Most of us are aware of vitamin C‘s role in the body as an essential part of tissue growth and repair, maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth, strengthening of the immune system and assisting in wound healing. There are other side effects such as improving macular degeneration and reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, its lesser-known salutary effects on the skin are just as dramatic and well-documented.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is central to the production of collagen€”the main protein in the body’s connective tissue and the source of skin’s firmness and definition. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition linked a higher intake of vitamin C to a generally better skin-aging appearance for women between the ages of 40 and 74, marked by fewer, less pronounced wrinkles and increased hydration.
Because vitamin C nurtures the cells on the inside and outside €” and because it is water-soluble and is not produced by the body€”it is important to include this superior nutrient in both your diet and your skin care regimen. As we age, our natural collagen production rate diminishes, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. When applied topically as a skin treatment, ascorbic acid helps promote collagen synthesis and supplement the skin’s natural deficit, improving skin texture and composition. Vitamin C is an integral part of the chemical strategy for healthy skin€”an indispensable active ingredient that addresses a multitude of skin concerns and conditions. Accordingly, COSMEDIX incorporates chirally correct L-ascorbic acid, found in Pure C, into many professional and home-care products, from peels and exfoliating masks to skin-rejuvenating serums.
In addition to fostering skin elasticity, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and an effective Tyrosinase (controls the production of melanin) inhibitor, working overtime to thwart the attempts of UV-induced free radicals which can catalyze melanin production and lead to photodamage and hyperpigmentation. When added to sunscreens and anti-aging formulas, vitamin C acts as a performance enhancement component, boosting protective and reparative properties to prevent cellular DNA damage and reduce inflammation.
Pure C is 100% pure L-ascorbic acid. The only form of fresh vitamin C readily absorbed by the skin, these tiny yet powerful crystals make an invigorating skin care cocktail, designed to be mixed with any cosmetic product to promote protein building, brighten the complexion and help put a stop to signs of premature aging.