If you want to look like a 30 something year old well into your 50’s…then you may do something other than pray! Today I want to talk to you about Vitamin C and why its one of my favourite ingredients. Firstly, its ideal for women and men of all age groups.

The bane of any women’s existence are fine lines and wrinkles, the regular use of vitamin c products can combat their very appearance because of their concentrated levels of antioxidant rich vitamin C, which helps boost collagen production, plumping out those fine lines and wrinkles. Are we all aware that our collagen factory starts to slow down each year we age, so guys its up to us to get those collagen boosting ingredients into our own skins?

In addition to its anti-ageing benefits, topical vitamin C is also great for protecting your skin from UVA and UVB rays. It is a powerful antioxidant, which means its like a shield to your skin protecting it from those bad things in the air such as free radicals, pollution and pesticides from farms. Now I don’t want you binning your spf guys but the two together are what I call a dream team!

Studies have shown that high levels of vitamin C can help speed up the bodies natural healing process. An ideal product to use face or body on small cuts, scars and other blemishes.

Vitamin C can lighten and brighten dull skin, a key ingredient in treating areas of discoloration. It has been found that vitamin C has inflammation reducing qualities, this is ideal for people who tend to wake up In the mornings with puffiness around their eyes or other areas of their face.

To conclude Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that the body needs for multiple reasons. For noticeable results choose a vitamin C serum, these tend to have significantly higher concentrations which allows people to get the most from their product. The best way to use a topical vitamin c is to apply a small amount once or twice a day am and pm.

 

Professional Tips

  • Choose a Vitamin C serum, that is packed with multiple antioxidants, They always work better together.
  • Remember Vitamin C and E are a Brilliant Team.
  • Image skincare has the best cocktail and blend of ingredients compared to other Vitamin C products on the market it’s the blend and strength that makes the product work better. In one bottle it has multiple antioxidants compared to what you can get in supermarkets.
  • If your Vitamin C product contain Ferulic Acid this improves the function of the other antioxidants. So you get better results.
  • Vitamin C is a water soluble Vitamin, which means it dissolves in water. Water soluble vitamins are not stored in the body.
  • Ingesting more than 2000mg of vitamin c per day may lead to gastrointestinal upset, including symptoms like diarrhea and nausea. 

 

Here are some of my favourite Vitamin C products in the salon or online :

Image Vital C hydrating anti ageing serum

Environ Avst 1-5 Range

Environ C Quence 1-4

Dermalogica Biolumin C serum

Murad Advance Active Radiance Serum