Vitamin C For The Skin: Is It Better To Eat It Or Apply It?

VItamins are an essential part of our daily diet. In terms of skincare, is there a difference whether you take it internally or topically? When it comes to Vitamin C, the answer is an overwhelming ‘YES’.

What is Vitamin C?

Also known as L-ascorbic acid, Vitamin C acts as a scavenger to neutralize free radicals. What are free radicals? According to Dr. Noelani Gonzalez, M.D., director of cosmetic dermatology at Mount Sinai West in New York City. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to our cells. What makes them unstable is that they are missing electrons from their outer shell. This causes them to search for other atoms or molecules that have these electrons. They do this, in order for them to feel whole again and become stable. These changes cause the breakdown of collagen resulting in premature aging.

However, Vitamin C is also known to protect against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular diseases, prenatal health issues, eye disease. Furthermore, as you already probably know it also helps with fighting those fine line and wrinkles.

Vitamin C and Your Skin

Furthermore, Vitamin C is a natural collagen enhancer and a key ingredient when it comes to skincare. Vitamin C is a key ingredient in moisturizers and serums which help to smooth out your fine lines, evens out your skin tone, boosts your collagen production, brightens your skin, and helps with with your skin’s healing process.

So, what is the best way to take Vitamin C, topically or internally?

Studies have showing that having a vitamin-rich diet is never a bad thing. Eating foods high in Vitamin C will get you on a healthier track. However, when it comes to skincare and collagen production, applying it topically to your skin is 20 times more effective.

In addition, with regards to your skincare routine, including products with Vitamin C is proven to be an effective way to bring about the healthy visage that you deserve!

Products We Recommend:

What: EverActive C&E™ + Peptide

Skin Type: All skin types

Why: A potent antioxidant serum to reduce the visible signs of aging with a unique delivery system that ensures the 15% vitamin C complex is always optimally active. The vitamin C powder is kept separate in a unique cap and only mixed into the bottle of serum when you are ready to use it.

What: Vitamin Rich Smoother

Skin Type: All skin types

Why: Vitamin Rich Smoother spotlights the synergistic antioxidant duo of 15% vitamin C with vitamin E to brighten and revitalize the look of the skin. This formulation is the perfect base for makeup. Its silky consistency evens out skin texture, minimizes the appearance fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves skin looking and feeling smooth.

What: Antidote H+

Skin Type: All skin types

Why: This formula with stabilized Vitamin C is a base of Hyaluronic acid that helps to smooth roughness, fade away fine lines, and lighten dark spots. In addtion, we recommend combining any lipid based formula from Corpa Flora or any of your favourite moisturizers.

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