Why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C has many functions that are helpful to the skin.
One important function that Vitamin C has shown is to reduce the number of sunburned cells as well as reverse age-related damage to skin. It is not a replacement for sunscreen; although Vitamin C does protect against and may repair UV damage.
Another powerful function Vitamin C has is its role in the production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its elasticity. As we age, collagen breaks down and wrinkles begin to form. Stabilizing your skin’s levels of Vitamin C can help to counteract wrinkles formation by increasing collagen production.
By applying topical Vitamin C to your skin it will encourage collagen production and fight free radicals. Look for facial cleansers, moisturizers and serums that contain a photo stable form of Vitamin C to ensure the right vitamins penetrate into the skin layers.
Here are a few products with Vitamin C we carry and love at Belleza:
- Glytone antioxidant serum 20%
- Obagi Professional C serum 15% or 20%
- Lytera Skin Brightening Complex
- Neocutis Journee with SPF 30
- Intellshade with SPF 45
- Only Yourx Maximum Regenerating serum
- Belleza Body Moisturizer
Call to schedule an appointment with one of our estheticians to see what product is best for you.