Vitamin C is critical for your body and plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin. While young skin is full of vitamin C, aging skin naturally loses this nutrient over time. Other factors like exposure to UV light, pollutants and cigarette smoke compound the decline of vitamin C, contributing to signs of aging. The good news is that you can fight back by replenishing your skin’s vitamin C levels to help to combat and even reverse time’s effect on your face!
One of the most powerful functions of vitamin C is its role in the production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its elasticity. As you age, collagen breaks down and wrinkles begin to form. Stabilizing your skin’s levels of vitamin C can help to counteract wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production.
Taking vitamin C through a supplement or food is beneficial to your health, but to specifically target signs of aging on your face, topical vitamin C is best. In fact, applying vitamin C to the skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally.
Apply topical vitamin C once a day to utilize vitamin C’s sun-protecting properties.
At Terra Organic Spa we LOVE Naturopathica’s Vitamin C Revitalizing Complex! A powerful antioxidant cocktail of Vitamin A, C and E neutralize free radicals along with Superoxide Dismutase to hydrate the skin.
- Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide: Derived from citrus, this polypeptide neutralizes free radicals.
- Ascorbyl Palmitate: A lipid (fat) soluble form of Vitamin C in a liposome form, capable of penetrating the cell membrane up to 10 times the penetration of L-ascorbic acid and without irritation.
- Superoxide Dismutase: A powerful plant derived enzymatic antioxidant known for its ability to neutralize the highly reactive superoxide radicals and slow down the signs of aging.
- Kudzu Extract: A plant renowned for its beauty and versatility, it has been used in traditional Asian medicine for centuries. Symbiosomes (part of the root system) are rich in proteins and isoflavones. This extract guards against the breakdown of collagen and elastin and helps to maintain skin youthfulness.
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