by Cailey George
here are many ingredients we often see in skincare products, but one we see perhaps more frequently than others is vitamin C. So what is vitamin C, and how does it benefit skin?
Vitamin C can be described as a natural, water-soluble antioxidant. Antioxidants are capable of stabilizing the production of reactive molecules. These reactive molecules destroy bacteria, but they also destroy cells. Antioxidants help to balance the output of such molecules, therefore regulating cell destruction and soothing as well as healing skin. Vitamin C is also a vitamin that assists in collagen production. Stimulating collagen is what leads to elasticity and furthers healing in skin cells.
How then does vitamin C benefit skin directly, and why is it such a popular and important ingredient in many skincare products? First and foremost, vitamin C is a very universal ingredient as it tends to respond well in users with sensitive skin. While users should always perform a skin test when trying a new product, vitamin C’s positive healing properties will often counteract any negative reactions. Vitamin C also happens to be a wonderful skin hydrator. It’s hydrating properties prove particularly useful for undereye bags, plumping the skin and causing dark spots and lines to lighten. This goes hand in hand with vitamin C’s discoloration capabilities. Vitamin C is incredibly handy in evening out discoloration, and therefore reduces redness and inflammation, sun spots, age spots, and even acne. This particular vitamin is a fantastic source of collagen- too little collagen and wrinkles and lines will begin to form in skin. Vitamin C however promotes collagen production and reduces wrinkles and lines.
Finally, vitamin C has fantastic healing properties. This natural ingredient is able to replace damaged skin cells with new ones, and therefore eases sunburns and can be applied to scars and stretch marks to reduce darkening during the healing process.
Vitamin C is a commonly used ingredient in skincare products, and it is easy to see why! This vitamin is capable of a variety of healing actions, such as evening out discoloration, hydrating lined or wrinkled areas on skin, and producing collagen in the skin. It is a wonderful choice for your skincare routine, whether that be as a specific vitamin C treatment such as farragio's Vitamin C+ Nighttime Skin Elixir, with 20% vitamin C, or as an ingredient in a favorite skincare product such as farragio's Vitamin C+ Nighttime Eye Cream, also with 20% vitamin C.
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