Vitamin C

Vitamin C, a water-soluble antioxidant commonly found in citrus fruit, is also known as Ascorbic Acid. Vitamin C is widely recognized in the prevention of scurvy. Its immune-boosting properties protect enzymes and fight off oxygen free-radicals that can break down collagen and cause skin to lose elasticity.

There are different forms of Vitamin C - Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate and L-Ascorbic acid. Many are used in topical skincare treatments.

Vitamin C plays an important role for body function and repair, including scar tissue remodeling and collagen synthesis. Vitamin C is used for the treatment of aging skin and offers a major defense against photo-damaged skin that can increase the aging process. Vitamin C has the ability to restore rejuvenation to skin tissue, making it an essential ingredient for almost all skin types and conditions.

Reviewing the different types of Vitamin C on the market today, a person can determine what product will provide the best benefits to individual skin types. More sensitive skin types may prefer an Ascorbic Acid versus L-Ascorbic acid, which can have a lower pH and be more active on the skin.  

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Nutrition for skin: vitamin c

Skin nutrition is revitalized by essential vitamins and minerals. One imperative vitamin for skin vitality is Vitamin C. This powerful supplement is an antioxidant that wards off free radical damage. This prevents the production of unstable molecules that can attack collagen. Vitamin C is also an essential vitamin in collagen synthesis, which is the process that keeps our skin plump and firm. The role of Vitamin C in topical skin care products is quite popular. This is for good reason. Aside from the important ability to help rebuild collagen, Vitamin C also aides in the reversal of DNA damage in...

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