A powerful antioxidant and an integral part of our skin’s health, Vitamin C has been shown in clinical studies to protect collagen against the free radical damage our skin is exposed to from everyday stressors, such as weather, pollution, smoke, and other environmental toxins. In addition to protecting against future damage, Vitamin C has been shown to help reverse current skin concerns, including brightening uneven skin tone, fighting acne, and soothing inflammation.
The skin naturally contains high amounts of Vitamin C as a physiological substance, mainly as part of the skin’s defense system against oxidation. As it works to defend against stressors, however, it gets damaged and depleted over time or due to external stressors. Vitamin C is anti-inflammatory and can be used for skin conditions like acne vulgaris and even rosacea. Vitamin C is most widely known for its ability to both prevent and reverse post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and give a brightening effect by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase that controls melanin production in the skin.
VITAMIN C IN SKINCARE
Vitamin C is a powerful yet volatile ingredient, but without the proper formulation, it can quickly be rendered inactive and, therefore, ineffective. Vitamin C can cause irritation to the skin, making it crucial to combine it with gentle, anti-inflammatory ingredients without compromising its effectiveness. Additionally, most forms of Vitamin C are water soluble and work best in water-based serums as opposed to creams to maintain the correct pH balance.
Our Illuminessensce C serum is a highly effective water-based serum that combines concentrated Vitamin C in the form of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Swiss glacial water, and hyaluronic acid in a shelf-stable and non-irritating formula. This combination minimizes dark spots by 25% and increases firmness by 30%. When used daily over the course of eight to 12 weeks, users can expect to see a brighter, clearer, and more youthful complexion overall.