Essential Skincare ingredient #5: Vitamin C

 

Vitamin C is a versatile skin care ingredient as it promotes collagen synthesis, acts as an antioxidant and can be photo-protective. It can also act as a Tyrosinase inhibitor and lighten dark spots.

Beware… if your Vitamin C product has turned orange or brown, it may have oxidised and could actually do free radical damage! Many people find it easier to purchase a Vitamin C powder and mix it with a water based product to ensure it will work effectively.

All clients seeking treatment for pigmentation, telangectasia  (dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes) or aged skin should incorporate Vitamin C into their skincare regime. Smoking depletes the body of Vitamin C which is one of the reasons many smokers show accelerated signs of aging around the mouth and eyes, so it can be a very useful treatment these conditions also.