Monday, 09 August 2021

Vitamin C Benefits For Skin: The Key to Immunity & Glowing Skin

Vitamin C is being hailed as a wonder supplement in terms of keeping our immune system strong and healthy during this difficult time. Its ability to help support our immune system is well documented and nutritionists are urging us to top up regularly, as our bodies aren't able to store this water-soluble vitamin...

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps strengthen the body's defences. Antioxidants deliver powerful protection for cells against harmful molecules called free radicals. When free radicals accumulate they promote a state called oxidative stress, which has been linked to many chronic diseases. Whether we include antioxidants in our diet or apply them topically on our skin, they are vital to our health and an essential part of any home skincare protocol.

How do antioxidants help our skin?

Antioxidants in our skincare products help to slow down environmental damage and not only protect against UV damage (alongside a good SPF of course), but also help repair and restore skin. This antioxidant support helps to:

  • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Even out skin tone
  • Helps with loss of collagen and elastin
  • Makes skin looks visibly brighter
  • Feels firmer combined with a healthy glow

Vitamin C for face is the most well known antioxidant and is often used alongside Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid in serum formulations to maximise results and efficacy. At Face the Future, we always recommend a good antioxidant product as part of a daily regime; apply it after cleansing and before sun protection.

Vitamin C concentrate

Our best-selling antioxidant serum and my personal favourite is Mesoestetic AOX Ferulic. This state-of-the-art antioxidant concentrate contains Ascorbic Acid, which is the purest form of Vitamin C, at a high concentration of 15%. 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. Apply morning and evening to make the most of its restorative properties and the immediate radiance-boosting effect on skin.

Vitamin C supplement

Vitamin C not only supports immunity, it also supports skin collagen levels. Vitamin C builds collagen by twisting and strengthening collagen strands and increasing collagen synthesis eight times over. Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Vit C is formulated with three innovative ingredients: Vitamin C, Zinc and Acerola Berry to brighten dull skin, deliver antioxidant protection and support skin, hair and nails. The plant-based capsules are suitable for vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.

Vitamin C Lotion

revision vitamin c lotion
Ideal for all skin types, the Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30% is charged with the most advanced and effective form of Vitamin C, THD Ascorbate, to ensure incredible brightening results. It is also formulated with other powerful ingredients like Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10 and Squalane to intensely moisturise and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. THD Ascorbate is a very stabilised form of Vitamin C and is super impactful when it comes to brightening the skin and providing antioxidant benefits. Use this Vitamin C lotion every morning after cleansing and follow with a high broad spectrum SPF. 

Vitamin C Serum 

neostrata antioxidant defense serum

The Neostrata Correct Antioxidant Defense Serum boasts impeccable anti-ageing properties to help reduce premature ageing by defending against free radicals. It is also charged with Citric Acid and Lilac, Green Tea and Chardonnay Grape Seed Extracts to help further combat oxidative damage and protect your skin's natural barrier. Inflammation is also reduced in the skin thanks to a super potent source of EGCG Green Tea Extract. Use under moisturiser and SPF and don't forget to apply the serum all the way down your neck. 

Get in touch...

Whilst we can't see you face to face, we are still offering our personal advice service. Contact our clinic team on advice@facethefuture.co.uk. We are here to help, so please stay in contact and use us as often as needed to continue your skin health journey.

Our online shop continues to operate as normal, following government guidelines, so you can continue to purchase the skincare products you love. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team on shop@facethefuture.co.uk or call 0113 282 7744.

Written for you by: Kate, Face the Future

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