Vitamin C – what we should know about it
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a very popular ingredient in skin and hair care cosmetics.
It is one of the strongest antioxidants, easily digestible vitamins, and significantly improves the condition of the skin and prevents its aging. This article focuses on the most important things you should know about this vitamin.
Is vitamin C involved in collagen synthesis?
Collagen is nothing more than a protein composed of three intertwined chains. When they are tightly twisted together, our skin is firm and beautiful regardless of what we eat and what diet we use. Unfortunately, with age, the collagen structure loosens and damages. It manifests itself in wrinkles, sagging, and drooping. Scientific research proves that vitamin C effectively improves the production of this protein. It can even increase its production 8 times! No wonder that it is a very important ingredient in anti-aging cosmetics.
Is vitamin C added to cosmetics safe in summer?
Vitamin C has photoprotective properties – against UVA and UVB radiation. Exposure to UVA is responsible for photoaging, i.e. it leads to discoloration and wrinkles, and UVB is responsible for sunburn. Ascorbic acid is not a sunscreen, but in combination with SPF creams, it increases its protective effect.
Does vitamin C reduce discoloration?
Yes! The greatest advantage of vitamin C is its effectiveness in brightening the skin and evening out its color. Ascorbic acid is a melanogenesis inhibitor, which means that it inhibits the excessive production of pigment in the skin. Thanks to vitamin C, you can effectively fight discoloration at any time of the year!
Is vitamin C an essential nutrient without which our body cannot function properly?
Ascorbic acid stimulates the synthesis of ceramides in the skin. This means that it cares for its hydration. The correct composition of ceramides in the skin guarantees protection against dryness and slows down the aging process. Vitamin C also has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps in the fight against sunburn. It also speeds up wound healing and metabolism. Cosmetics with this vitamin will be the perfect complement to your skincare after sunbathing.
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