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The Skin Loved Vitamin C Powers Up An Extrashade Daily Defense Hydrating Sunscreen
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Vitamin C or Ascorbic acid could be the most popular vitamin. Since its anti-aging, spot-reducing power has been infused into a sunscreen for the Rich Complexion, that title could likely be permanent.

Essential in enzymatic and metabolic reactions, cell protection, bone, tissue and collagen formation, scar repair, hormone synthesis and disease prevention, Vitamin C is more than the miraculous scurvy cure; it’s involved in almost every important bodily function. It is commonly available and easily synthesized because the great role it plays in the body has not yet been limited, in fact, one of the best features of the ascorbic acid is that there is no such thing as an overdose.

Yet, on top of all its involvement in cellular to the unfathomable DNA activity, another fact that makes Vitamin C popular is that when it comes to sun care, it’s indispensable as well. To the most vanity-obsessed individual, oxygen is to breathing while Vitamin C is for beauty.

Vitamin C Crucial to Collagen Formation

No doubt many premium and expensive beauty creams would include collagen into the formulation: it accounts for the majority of protein composition in the human body, up to 70% in the skin, with presence essential to the veins and the muscles. Translated, the right amount results to a plump lively skin, similar to the smooth supple smooth skin of babies, with all collagen still in tact.

For the body to produce collagen, it desperately needs Vitamin C.

Vitamin C in Anti-Aging

The visible layer of the skin is the epidermis. Vitamin C has been observed to perform a role in speeding up any disfiguration in the fibroblasts and keratinocytes arrangement. In layman’s term an imbalance in the fibroblasts result in stretch marks and wrinkles, visible in the epidermis. Vitamin A along with Vitamin C can reverse the disorder. This is another reason why most anti-aging products contain not just retinol but Vitamin C as well.

Moreover, when the skin ages, there is a loss in collagen and antioxidants in the body, a skin that shows age earlier is damaged from within. It’s a fact that 90% of premature aging has been caused by sun exposure.

Vitamin C is not just a first line of defense it is a major barricade being crucial to collagen formation; it even acts as an anti-oxidant to prevent further damage caused by free radicals from the UV rays.

Skin aging can be classified according to 3 levels: minimal, moderate and severe damage.

Minimal aging damage is visibly shown by fine lines encircling the eyes, around the cheeks and mouth. The topical treatment for such will require a peeling agent as salicylic acid, anti-aging cream in the form of Retinol in combination with Vitamin C that can either be cream or serum. Vitamin E and SPF of 15-30 is also part of the formulation.

Moderate aging damage involves deeper lines, sagging cheeks and wrinkles around the forehead. The treatment may take time involving more regimen as oxygenation and higher doses of topical Vitamin C to produce higher amounts of collagen.

Severe aging damage is seen all over the face—the lines, the wrinkles, the sagging skin. The damage may not be permanently reversed, it can just be lessened. Enzymatic peels will transpire, retinol injections are necessary and all through out the process, Vitamin C in higher doses are constant.

Vitamin C Combats Hyperpigmentation and Scars

Hyperpigmentation is the result of an over formation is melanin, and tyrosinase which is a crucial to the production of melanin is the trigger. When taken alone or applied topically with lactic acid, Vitamin C has actually shown great ability to reduce the spots.

Another commendable characteristic of this Vitamin is that it is stable; it can be easily combined with other agents.

The Rich Complexions who face the problem of hyperpigmentation, who needs to protect their skin from the sun to prevent skin damage would benefit from Vitamin C and when it’s in a Sunscreen formulated for their skin, that makes not just a popular and powerful sun care, it’s perfect.


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Laura17  

Love vitamin C creams :) My skin seems to glow more since I started using them. RIght now I'm using one called Monsia, they have the best moisturizer and I'm seriously considering getting their anti-aging creams now after reading this article!!

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