Vitamin C. The Holy Grail of Skincare Ingredients
Vitamin C Serums are legendary for a reason: They really work when used consistently over an extended period of time. Vitamin C is fast becoming known as the secret ingredient for glowing skin. Uneven skin tone, fine lines, scars, dullness — you can name just about any facial skincare concern and there's a good chance that Vitamin C is a recommended treatment. But, how does the ingredient work on the skin?
What is vitamin C?
When talking skincare, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals. Due to vitamin C’s antioxidant properties it aids in your skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells.
So, in the same way that consuming antioxidant-rich foods aids your body in fighting off free radicals, topical antioxidants do the same for your skin by helping to offset daily aggressors like UV damage and exposure to air pollution. This free-radical fighting power isn't just important for helping to keep signs of premature aging at bay. In neutralizing these free radicals, vitamin C may also help protect skin from changes caused by UVA and UVB exposure, this is why it is a power ingredient for keeping pigmentation at bay.
How else does vitamin C benefit the skin?
Amazingly, vitamin C's skincare benefits aren't limited to its antioxidant properties. It has plenty of other skin-healing benefits that make it worthy of a permanent place in your skincare routine. For one, it's highly acidic, when vitamin C is used topically the skin is triggered to heal itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin. Remember: Collagen and elastin are both naturally occurring protein fibers that help keep skin plump and firm.
Below we have listed our fan favorite vitamin C products that are easily added into any skincare routine. Remember, vitamin C should be applied in the morning so that the antioxidant properties can work against environmental aggressors during the day. Take a look below and get ready to glow.
xoxo The Metro Cosmetics Team