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Vitamin C in Skincare

Vitamin C is an important part of our diet and is required by our body for various functions. Vitamin C is naturally occurring in the skin and considered to be essential to skin health. Deficiency of Vitamin C causes skin issues, especially as we age. Realizing this, vitamin C skincare is widely used in all parts of the world. On the whole, it is a great anti-oxidant that slows the aging process. When the skin's supply of vitamin C is depleted--through sun exposure, smoking, or pollution--the skin's ability to repair free radical damage is compromised. The end result for your face is sun damage, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

The use of Vitamin C in skin care is important because of its property of aiding collagen production and its anti-oxidant nature. Collagen constitutes 75 percent of our skin and is responsible for a smooth, young, and healthy appearance, and an improved skin texture. Collagen formation in the body decreases with the aging process. Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) can regulate collagen production by stimulating collagen synthesis in skin.

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is an important and common ingredient for many skin rejuvenation and anti-wrinkle products. Besides skin care, Vitamin C is effective in treating many skin related disorders. It is helpful in providing photo-protection, treating photo-damaged skin, and pigmentation disorders. The antioxidant nature of Ascorbic acid enables it to reduce the harm caused to skin due to its exposure to sunlight. Vitamin C reduces the damage to skin caused by free radicals, which are highly reactive oxygen molecules present in the atmosphere and produced by the interaction of sunlight with cell membranes and skin tissue. Vitamin C neutralizes the effect of free radicals.

Vitamin C does not absorb light and therefore cannot be used as a replacement to sunscreen to aid skin care; rather Vitamin C should be considered a good companion to sunscreen products.


The human body does not produce Vitamin C so it needs to be taken in with our food, as a dietary supplements or applied topically for skin. Vitamin C in the form of L-ascorbic acid, ascorbal palmitate, Mag C and some other forms of vitamin C are useful to the skin and once absorbed, stays in the skin for up to 72 hours, and prevents sun damage, which causes skin cancer. Ascorbic acid cannot be washed, rubbed, or perspired from the skin.

In a double-blind study, participants had topical vitamin C applied to half of the face and a placebo to the other side. The results showed a significant improvement of the vitamin C-treated side. Once inside the skin, vitamin C neutralizes free radicals which would otherwise be stimulated by UV/ sun light. Results showed increased collagen formation and visible improvement in wrinkled, sun damaged skin.

Please see our Vitamin C products like SkinCeuticals Serum 15 or CE Ferulic

Benefits of Applying Topical Vitamin C:

  • Improves sun-damaged skin
  • Reduces the appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Improves Your Skin Tones
  • Inhibits UV Aging for Younger Looking Skin
  • Great for use Under Make Up
  • Unclogs pores
  • Non-Drying, Moisturizing Formula
  • Boost Collagen Production for Skin Protection
  • Maintains Skin Elasticity

Astara AHA Nutrient Toning Essence

Rejuvenate and brighten your skin while also removing dead skin cells and providing relief from environmental damage. Make your skin radiant and healthy!
$35.00   $14.00

Astara Activated Antioxidant Infusion 2oz

This little gem offers cellular repair by sending nutrients deep into the skin. Looking for a deep down skin repair - you found it!
$77.00   $30.80

Astara Antioxidant Light Moisturizer

This light whipped cream will enhance moisture while it protects skin from environmental stress. What more can your skin ask for when this one product offers protection, softening and anti-bacterial benefits!
$47.00   $18.80

Credentials Advanced Protection Sunscreen SPF30 4.5 oz

You'll keep your skin looking young with this waterproof sunscreen that delivers moisture and benficial vitamins like A, C and E where your skin needs it most!
23   $22.00

Credentials Anti-Aging Travel Kit (4 pieces)

Vitamin C anti-aging skin care in a trial size so you can find your favorite products without breaking the bank!
33   $32.00


Wonderful products, quality packaging, fast ship!Karen M. Palm Harbor, FL