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Vitamin C Benefits For Skin: The Key to Immunity & Glowing Skin

Hailed as a wonder supplement, vitamin C helps to keep your immune system strong and healthy. And with your body being unable to store this water-soluble vitamin, nutritionists are urging us to top up our vitamin C regularly.
But did you know that not only is vitamin C great for your body, but it’s also a superstar in the world of skincare, too? This powerful ingredient boasts a whole arsenal of benefits, from brightening dull skin to diminishing wrinkles.

A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps to strengthen your body’s defences.

Vitamin C is full of Antioxidants that deliver powerful protection for your cells against harmful molecules called free radicals. When free radicals accumulate, they promote a state called oxidative stress which has been linked to many chronic diseases. Whether we include antioxidants in our diet or apply them topically on our skin, they are vital to our health and an essential part of any home skincare routine.

Antioxidants in our skincare products help to slow down environmental damage and not only protect against UV damage (alongside a good sunscreen, of course), but also help repair and restore skin. This antioxidant support helps to:

Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
Evens out skin tone
Helps with loss of collagen and elastin
Makes skin looks visibly brighter
Helps skin feel firmer combined with a healthy glow
Vitamin C for face is the most well known antioxidant and is often used alongside Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid in serum formulations to maximise the results and efficacy. At Face the Future, we always recommend a good antioxidant product as part of a daily regime; apply it after cleansing and before your sunscreen.

Our best-selling antioxidant serum and our Content Manager, Jess’s, personal favourite is Mesoestetic AOX Ferulic. “This state-of-the-art antioxidant concentrate contains Ascorbic Acid, which is the purest form of Vitamin C at a high concentration of 15%.” Jess says. ” Alongside ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid protects skin’s fibroblasts from light radiation and sun-induced inflammation. Vitamin E and peptides in the exclusive protech-cell complex at 1.5%, strengthens the antioxidant action by providing skin with protection against harmful light exposure.” Apply morning and evening to make the most of its restorative properties and the immediate radiance-boosting effect on skin.

Vitamin C not only supports immunity, it also supports skin collagen levels. Vitamin C builds collagen by twisting and strengthening your collagen strands and increasing collagen synthesis eight times over. Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Vit C is formulated with three innovative ingredients: Vitamin C, Zinc and Acerola Berry to brighten dull skin, deliver antioxidant protection and support skin, hair and nails. The plant-based capsules are suitable for vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.

The Neostrata Correct Antioxidant Defense Serum boasts impeccable anti-ageing properties to help reduce premature ageing by defending against free radicals. It is also charged with Citric Acid and Lilac, Green Tea and Chardonnay Grape Seed Extracts to help further combat oxidative damage and protect your skin’s natural barrier. Inflammation is also reduced in the skin thanks to a super potent source of EGCG Green Tea Extract. Use under moisturiser and SPF and don’t forget to apply the serum all the way down your neck.

Sunscreens should be part of your morning skincare routine as a way to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But using a sunscreen that has the added benefits of vitamin C can help to add extra advantages to your sun protection regime.

Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, so it helps to neutralise free radicals that are produced by UV exposure. Sunscreens on their own can block some free radicals, but vitamin C can further reduce sun damage.

Natura Bisse C+C SPF 50 Dry-Touch Antioxidant provides high factor protection whilst delivering hydrating ingredients to your skin to leave it feeling soft and supple. The addition of vitamin C give antioxidant benefits, which in turn helps to reduce the signs of premature ageing.

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