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Vitamin C: The Ingredient Your Skin Care Routine Is Missing

Vitamin C is one of the most powerful and abundant antioxidants found in the skin, which basically sums up why you’ve probably seen vitamin C facial products in every beauty aisle.

It has a multitude of benefits from brightening effects to improving texture and discoloration. Ahead, we dive deeper into incorporating vitamin C into skin care.

What should you look for when choosing a vitamin C product?
Find products that contain 10 to 20 percent vitamin C. A product needs at least eight percent to have a biological effect on the skin. In addition, any amount more than 20 percent can increase the chances of irritation.

What are the benefits of applying vitamin C to skin?
Topical vitamin C has a vast range of benefits including anti-aging, anti-pigmentary, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidative benefits.

Anti-aging benefits
Vitamin C increases the production of collagen, stabilizing collagen fibers.

Anti-pigmentary benefits
It decreases melanin formation, resulting in a reduction of pigmentation.

Anti-inflammatory benefits
Vitamin C has the ability to decrease inflammation caused by certain skin conditions. It also has wound-healing abilities.

Antioxidative benefits

Oxidative damage to the skin can be caused by environmental factors such as pollution, smoking, and solar radiation. Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants in the skin that can help neutralize the effects of oxidative stress.

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