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Sophie Iaciofano

What are the benefits of applying vitamin c topically?

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Sophie Iaciofano
Published on
July 19, 2023

What are the benefits of applying vitamin c topically?

Applying vitamin C topically offers several potential benefits for the skin. Here are some reasons why it is commonly used in skincare:

1. Antioxidant protection: Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps protect the skin against free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to premature aging. By neutralizing free radicals, vitamin C helps prevent oxidative stress and supports healthier-looking skin.

2.Collagen synthesis: Vitamin C plays a crucial role in collagen synthesis, which is the process that helps maintain the skin’s structure, firmness, and elasticity. Collagen is a protein that provides structural support to the skin, and vitamin C is essential for the production and stability of collagen fibers.

3. Brightening and even complexion: Topical vitamin C can help reduce the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. It inhibits the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color, which can result in a more radiant and even complexion over time.

Sun Damage

4. Sun damage protection: While it is not a replacement for sunscreen, vitamin C can complement sun protection measures. It helps defend the skin against the damaging effects of UV radiation, including sunburn and photoaging. Additionally, it can assist in reducing inflammation caused by sun exposure.

5.Wound healing: Vitamin C supports the skin’s natural healing process by promoting the production of new collagen, which is crucial for wound repair. It may help accelerate the healing of minor abrasions and acne scars.

We are proud to be official stockist’s for Obagi Proffesional-C Serums available in 10%, 15% & 20% concentrations.

If you have sensitive skin or haven’t used a vitamin c serum before then we recommend starting with the 10% concentration and gradually increase it if your skin tolerates it well. Higher concentrations may be more irritating for sensitive skin, so it’s best to proceed gradually to assess how your skin responds.