Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Vitamin C - The Skincare Ingredient of 2018

2017 was the year of innovative skincare. From Korean Beauty to facial brushes, sheet masks to Hyaluronic Acid. But the standout ingredient of the year was Vitamin C, and it's not slowing down in 2018 either!

At the end of last year, Pinterest released their trends and predictions of emerging 'pinned' trends to keep an eye on in 2018. Saves for Vitamin C were up over 3000%, with Pinterest users wanting to find out more about this skin-saving ingredient.We're not just talking about Satsuma's for breakfast here; we're talking high-tech and multi-tasking topical skin nutrients “ L-Ascorbic Acid in particular. This form of Vitamin C helps to prevent UV damage thanks to its antioxidant properties, is an anti-inflammatory, stimulates collagen production and helps to reduce hyperpigmentation.Free radical damage - alongside sun damage - is one of the primary causes of skin ageing. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C, are crucial in protecting skin from these environmental aggressors. With regular use, Vitamin C can create younger-looking, firmer-feeling skin. It's a no brainer addition to any skincare routine!So now you know what Vitamin C can do, how should you be using it? Vit-C packed serums are particularly useful in a morning routine due to their environmental protection but can be used both morning and evening.

Our Vitamin C product recommendations:

Mesoestetic AOX Ferulic

This powerful anti-ageing treatment combats the damaging effects of oxidation in a revolutionary antioxidant concentrate.Ascorbic acid is present at a high concentration of 15% in Mesoestetic AOX Ferulic, powerful antioxidant qualities are delivered to the skin. Alongside ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid protects skin's fibroblasts from light radiation and sun-induced inflammation. Vitamin E and peptides in the exclusive protech-cell complex at 1.5% strengthens the antioxidant action by providing skin with protection against harmful light exposure.Jan Marini C-ESTA SerumThis serum contains a stable and lipid soluble Vitamin C for increased absorption and a longer shelf-lifeThe Jan Marini C-ESTA Serum contains DMAE, which dramatically rejuvenates skin. Skin's appearance will become smoother and suppler and will feel firmer and much more resilient. Facial contours will appear tighter and more defined, whereas deeper lines will appear less pronounced. Skin tones will be more even, making the skin appear noticeably younger and healthier.SkinCeuticals CE FerulicThis powerful antioxidant serum works to protect skin against environmental damage to keep it radiant and youthful. The blend of Vitamin C, E and ferulic acid in this serum work far better than any single antioxidant alone, improving the appearance of multiple signs of ageing.Skin is protected from free radical damage and oxidative stress, the factors that lead to premature ageing, loss of elasticity and hyperpigmentation. Daily use of this multi-antioxidant serum will protect the skin and keep it looking bright, healthy and youthful.Aspect Dr C Skin Brightening SerumThis serum contains a highly stable form of Vitamin C with exceptional antioxidant, anti-wrinkle, skin firming and brightening benefits without the instability or irritation issues associated with traditional, topical vitamin C.Skin is brighter, firmer and the appearance of lines and wrinkles are reduced.Proaura Vitamin C Serum with AstaxanthinCombining a high concentration of 20% vitamin C with the latest superstar ingredient of the skincare world, Astaxanthin, this serum provides powerful antioxidant protection. The antioxidant power of Astaxanthin has been clinically proven to be 60 times more powerful than vitamin C, ensuring skin is receiving an exceptionally high level of protection against the prematurely ageing damage of environmental aggressors.Added Hyaluronic Acid provides intense, long lasting hydration to plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.Our top tip: store your Vitamin C products in the dark and make sure the lid is securely closed. This helps to keep the product as effective as possible and avoid any oxidation in the bottle making it less effective.For any product or specific Vitamin C queries, call 0113 282 3181 and our skincare experts will be able to help. Or you can book a free consultation in our advanced skin clinic by clicking here.Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future

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