THE IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN C AND ITS EXPECTED BENEFITS ON YOUR SKIN
Discover what is vitamin C with us, its origins, its benefits and how we have integrated it in our cosmeceuticals for healthier and younger-looking skin.
WHAT IS VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is the most potent form of vitamin C and is often seen as the most beneficial. It was discovered for the first time in the 18th century during a sea voyage. The sailors had a very serious disease: scurvy, characterized by the appearance of bone pain, gingival hemorrhage and strong anemia. An English naval doctor, James Lind demonstrated the effectiveness of a few drops of lemon or orange juice in the preventive and curative treatment of scurvy: Vitamin C has long been recognized as a superior ingredient!
Today we focus a lot on its powerful ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation while helping to maintain elasticity. It also boosts collagen synthesis and prevent its deterioration, which in turn helps to keep the skin firm, tight and plump.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps protect your skin cells FROM the effects of free radicals.
The human body naturally produces antioxidants to maintain a healthy level of free radicals, which help the body to defend itself.
Over time, the quantity of these antioxidants diminishes due to internal factors such as inflammation and aging, or external factors such as UV rays, pollution and lifestyle which may lead to an imbalance, known as oxidative stress. This oxidative stress negatively impacts skin quality by damaging skin cells and contributing to its overall deterioration. It is due to an excess of free radicals that can cause premature cell death leading to early skin aging.
Antioxidants are powerhouse substances that protect you from free radicals!
1. PROTECTS SKIN FROM PREMATURE AGING & rEDUCES SIGNS OF SKIN AGING
Antioxidants are essential for preventing or slowing skin damage. They help to prevent signs of skin aging, boost the skin’s radiance, and increase firmness. Signs of skin aging are the most common skin complaint. Dermaceutic's Prevent range offers innovative solutions to combat these signs and achieve younger-looking, healthier skin. One of the main ways by which internal and external factors mediate and activate their harmful effects on the skin is by inducing the activation of the Reactive oxygen species (ROS).
The synthesis of these small molecules is enhanced by sun exposure, stress, pollution, lifestyle, or diet. They attack the most vital components of your skin cells and induce damage. Consequently, cells are weakened, and inflammation signals are triggered. Wrinkles, fine lines and loss of elasticity and skin tone are the visible marks of this biological combat. We are exposed to these environmental stressors daily. Dermaceutic's skincare regimen will help to prevent the damages caused by these aggressors. The main ingredients found in the Dermaceutic "PREVENT" range are Vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant to limit the accumulation of ROS and to minimize their harmful effects on your skin. A retinol complex boosts collagen production to combat signs of photoaging.
2. COMBATS OXIDATIVE STRESS
what is oxidative stress?
Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body. Free radicals are reactive oxygen species (ROS) with an irregular amount of electrons. This instability allows the free radicals to easily oxidize cells, proteins, or lipids.
If you have ever let a sliced apple exposed to the air too long before eating it, you will surely have noticed its change of color with dark spots. The same oxidation happens to our body cells if the balance between free radicals and antioxidants is not maintained.
Our cells have the power to counter the production of free radicals by producing antioxidants and maintain the right balance in your metabolism.
Antioxidants are elements that have the ability to neutralize free radicals by donating an electron. This process helps the skin’s cells to retrieve a natural balance and protect your body from oxidative stress.
whERE TO FIND ANTIOXIDANTS?
In a healthy and balanced diet composed with fruits and vegetables, wholegrain cereals, lean proteins, healthy fats such as avocado, nuts and olive oil…
Regarding Vitamin C, you can find it in citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, broccoli, coriander, and berries.
As an antioxidant, Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals that have formed from sun exposure, giving it protective and restorative qualities against sun damage. Ascorbic acid is also effective on pigmentation by blocking the melanogenesis by interaction with copper ions, which are necessary for cutaneous pigment production.
whERE can you find powerful concentrate of ANTIOXIDANTS and vitamin c?
Widely used in cosmetics, this essential nutrient is generally considered safe to apply topically but should still be used carefully, especially for sensitive skin.
Dermaceutic has carefully harnessed its potent properties in industry-leading concentrations for optimal age defense, free radical protection to create TRI VITA C30 & C25 CREAM:
Stimulate skin revitalization & restoration
Protects skin from premature aging
Recommended as a daily serum for mature skin
Ideal to prepare and restore skin for medium to deep aesthetic treatments
Its packaging has been specifically designed to enhance its efficacy. Its airless and opaque packaging protects the antioxidant properties of the formula from air and light oxidation. The pH level of our serum formula has also been specifically developed for optimal vitamin C penetration and conservation. Dermaceutic R&D team ensured to offer you the very best antioxidant and anti-aging vitamin C serum with a long-term efficacy.
Skin is revitalized and protected from oxidative stress
Complexion appears radiant and harmonized
Appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced
At Dermaceutic, we truly believe that science is skin’s best ally. This is why we have worked to find the perfect solution to provide to your skin antioxidant defenses that will help prevent oxidative stress and signs of aging. Our C25 cream is a powerful source of antioxidants supplements. We have specially cleaned the formula removing the allergens and boosted its efficacy through the concentration of active ingredients to ameliorate the appearance of free radical damage and premature signs of skin aging.
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