You probably heard your grandmother say take lots of citrus fruits to clear your acne. It may sound silly but there’s truth to it – surprisingly so, it works!
What is Vitamin C? Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy.
Other sources say ascorbic acid, is vital to collagen production, which helps in the growth of cells and blood vessels. This gives our skin firmness and strength it needs from the daily hustle and bustle of life.
Vitamin C also helps your skin repair itself. As an antioxidant, it slows down the rate of free-radical damage. As you know, free radicals are those unstable molecules that damages skin collagen causing dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles.
New research shows that ascorbic acid 2-phosphate, a derivative of vitamin C, not only neutralises free radicals, but also reverses DNA damage! It gives you healthier skin that can fight bacteria and free radicals – which can cause acne and skin blemishes.
Other Benefits of Vitamin C on the Skin are:
- Vitamin C may also reduce sunburn caused by exposure to UV B radiation and prevent the consequences of long-term sun exposure, which can lead to skin cancer.
- Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that when used topically on the skin can treat and prevent changes associated with aged skin.
- It can also be used for the treatment of pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
Although Vitamin C alone can provide protection from harsh environmental damage, experts say it works best with Vitamin A. This combination is very useful for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, smooths skin texture, and treat uneven skin tone to give your skin the radiant look again.
The Pearl Pureness Vitamin A serums contain either 0.9% retinol (for use in Winter months) or 0.45% retinol (for Summer months) and our Vitamin C serum has high strength 10% BVOSC (an oil soluble Vitamin C derivative for use on even sensitive skins).