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I always recommend vitamin C serum all my clients. I myself would never think about skipping it from my morning routine. I hope when you read the following article you’ll understand why. During my research, I learned a few new things myself.
Due to their antioxidant properties, vitamin C and its derivatives have long been used in cosmetic products to protect and reduce the signs of aging. Topical vitamin C has a wide range of clinical uses, ranging from antiaging and anti-pigmentary to photoprotective. It’s one of natures most powerful natural occurring antioxidant; it’s an essential part of skin health.
Its antiaging effect increases collagen synthesis, stabilizing collagen fibers, and decreasing collagen degradation.
Vitamin C is essential for collagen biosynthesis. It doesn’t matter what age you are, you should include a topical vitamin C serum into your routine, young skin as well as aging skin can receive the benefits of increased collagen production with a daily application of topical vitamin C.
Daily vitamin C application safe
Topical vitamin C is generally safe to use on a daily basis for long durations. It can safely and should be used with other anti-aging topicals such as sunscreens, retinols, peptides, AHA/BHA and other antioxidants for additional skin care benefits.
Vitamin C contributes to photoprotection
It limits the damage induced by ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. It should not be considered a “sunscreen” because it doesn’t absorb light in the UVA or UVB spectrum. When the skin is exposed to UV light, vitamin C utilizes an UV-protective effect by neutralizing the harmful effects of free radicals. It reduces the negative effects of both UVB and UVA rays, it’s essentially slowing down the aging process and the creation of fine lines and wrinkles.
When you apply a layer of a vitamin C serum and a broad spectrum sunscreen, you optimize your UV protection.
Vitamin C is beneficial for the treatment of hyperpigmentation.
It naturally decreases hyperpigmentation by interrupting the key steps of melanogenesis, the process by which the pigment melanin is produced. As well as inhibiting the action of the enzyme called tyrosinase. Tyrosinase catalyzes the production of melanin.
Vitamin C supplements VS. topical vitamin C for free radical
It is possible to receive the same protection from UV-induced free radical damage by simply taking a vitamin C supplement?
Unfortunately vitamin C supplements provide only limited antioxidant benefits to the skin. They don’t increase Minimal Erythemal Dose (MED, the threshold dose that may produce sunburn) and provide only a measure of photoprotection for UV light.
“Oral supplementation with vitamin C effectively increases vitamin C levels in the skin (9, 10). However, when plasma vitamin C levels are saturated, skin vitamin C concentrations no longer increase.” No evidence was obtained for an effect of the supplementary vitamin C on the mild oxidative stress seen in human skin following UVR exposure.” | Linus Pauling Institute | Oregon State University
There was one study demonstrated that people with high dietary intakes of vitamin C showed no or little topical effect.
Using a topical application of vitamin C has been proven to be a more effective way to receive the many antioxidant and photoprotection benefits.
Vitamin C Destroyers
Aging, causes a decline in vitamin C content in both the epidermis and dermis
Environmental pollutants, such as ozone can decrease vitamin C levels in the skin and lead to free-radical damage.
Excessive exposures to UV light lowers vitamin C content, primarily in the epidermis
Smoking can lead to increased wrinkling and decreased collagen synthesis, which corresponds to a decline in plasma vitamin C levels.
The stability of vitamin C in topical solutions may slowly degrade with exposures to air, heat, and/or light C, hence the dark packaging.
There are many forms of topical vitamin C used in today’s cosmetic formulations.
Some vitamin C derivatives you may see in cosmetic formulas as antioxidants are:
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP)
Sodium ascorbyl phosphate
Ascorbyl methylsilanol pectinate
Although the natural form of vitamin C, ascorbic acid, is the most effective for topical administration it is the least stable in solution. A topical application of ascorbic acid will cross the epidermis into the underlying dermal layers.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) a stable derivative reaches deep into basal layer of the skin. It showed other significant effects such as improving skin hydration, which is very important for the normal cutaneous metabolism and early aging.
However, stable synthetic derivatives, such as ascorbate phosphate, are considered having limited penetrability and function in skin. Another derivative, ascorbyl palmitate, also demonstrated limited absorption and one in study with cultured skin cells found that the administration of ascorbyl palmitate had some toxic effects.
What concentrations of vitamin C are effective?
Vitamin C up to 30% has been used in studies, but those higher concentrations demonstrated a lower absorption. Maximal effectiveness and absorption were accomplished using a 20% vitamin C solution.
Although an application of 10% topical vitamin. C showed a reduction of UVB-induced erythema by 52% and sunburn cell formation by 40-60%. Apply a topical application of vitamin C of 3 to 10% for at least 12 weeks has been shown to decrease wrinkling, reduce protein fiber damage, decrease apparent roughness of skin and increase production of collagen.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can be used topically daily to treat and prevent photoaging associated with UV– induced sun damage.
What makes A Younger You Skin Care in Aiken, SC, unique? Facial treatments are given, and workshops are conducted by a licensed esthetician with 30 years' experience. Lois Herbert has experience working with aging skin concerns, acne, rosacea, and sensitive skin types that affect both men and women, as well as problems associated with ethnic skin, such as uneven skin tone, ingrown hair bumps, and dark spots.
All workshops and customized facial treatments are held in a private, relaxing studio, with serene spa background music, in a scented aromatherapy atmosphere.
The personalized home care routine is given along with workshops to ensure AYU clients get the very best results from their skin care product selections.
I designed all treatments to help AYU clients reach their facial goals and bring their skin back to a healthy, youthful state.
You may be assured that your services will never be rushed or abruptly ended because of time. I believe it is very important that you understand how and when to use your skin care products.
Facial Services By Appointment Only - Aiken. SC - 803 747-2255
alice p 06/2020
You can be assured that you will get the upmost care and attention when you enter A Younger You! Lois is a professional who strives to give you a wonderful experience with expert results. I am a monthly customer and I look forward to each session. I leave with my skin feeling and looking younger. I highly recommend Lois for anyone looking for an Aesthetician who is knowledgeable and caring!
Holly W. 12/3/2019
I have visited Lois monthly for at least 10 years now and am so thankful that I found her. I'm 67 years old, work full time and am under constant stress. She's a fanatic about skin - constantly researching products, services and mixing it all with lovely relaxation techniques. I feel wonderful when I finish my facial, and I look so much younger. My friends and clients cannot believe my age - wrinkles? age spots? blocked pores? Nope, don't have any of that! Thank you Lois! You're the best!
My experience with Lois has always been excellent. My skin has visibly changed due to the treatments and products. So pleased with the results!
Nikki P. 11/15/2019
My sister referred me to Lois, her facials are amazing. They are almost as relaxing as a massage. I finished my treatment series and I'm very happy with my results. I joined her monthly membership program so I can keep seeing her. I recommend her to my friends now.
Hope M. 12/20/2017
Lois has been my esthetician for about 20 years. Her service and knowledge is impeccable and I have not been able to find another esthetician that can offer the same. I still contact Lois for any skin issues I may have and she ALWAYS is able to treat and cure the skin issues especially the issues the dermatologists could not resolve.She is the best and puts in alot of time for research to make sure she offer the best products and services to her clients based on the client's skin and symptons.
Nashia F. 10/19/2016
I went to A Younger You Skin Care for help for my dry skin. Lois, the skin care specialist went out of her way to help me. I was impressed with her knowledge of skin care. Her recommendation of Rhonda Allison products helped my skin. My skin looks better every day. If you want the best skin care advice, go see Lois at A Younger You Skin Care Center.
Sharyn W. 9/3/2015
I knew when I first started getting regular facials with Lois that I would enjoy it as a "treat" for myself and find it relaxing, which it certainly has been, every time! However, what I have been really pleased about is all the comments I have been getting on how nice, smoother, younger, and healthier my skin looks. At least five people in the last month alone have told me that my skin looks great! Thank you, Lois! ----Sharyn