The latest ingredients in skincare has increasingly gotten more complicated! So much so that you’d need a PhD in chemistry to even pronounce their names..
But today, we’ll be talking about good old Vitamin C. Something that you know and love. And for good reason! Vitamin C has long been established as a skincare superstar. Scroll down to find out why:
We all know that Vitamin C is critical for our health. It is also important for your skin. It helps you maintain a healthy, bouncy and resilient skin!
When you’re young, your skin is packed full of vitamin C. When age starts creeping up on you, your skin starts to lose this vital nutrient. Environmental factors such as exposure to UV, pollutants, car exhaust smoke, etc also depletes vitamin C in your body and skin. This results in fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin.
But wait, there is hope!
You can prevent and even reverse these signs of ageing on your skin. How you asked? By replenishing your skin’s supply of vitamin C!
Younger, brighter and more radiant skin, anyone?
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant for your skin! Protecting and shielding you from UV damage, free radicals and premature ageing.
When you incorporate well-formulated Vitamin C products into your daily skincare routine, you’ll experience these benefits:
- Helps boost your skin’s collagen production (boink boink, firmer, bouncy skin!)
- Reduce appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Fade out dark spot, age spots and pigmentation (hello, clear skin!)
- Protects your skin against UV exposure, reduce photo-damage, even makes your sunscreen more effective!
Yes, you do get vitamin C from your diet and supplements. And they are good for your health. But if you’d like to specifically target dark spots or fine lines on your skin, topical vitamin C is your best bet! In fact, applying it on your skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally.
What to look for in your Vitamin C skin care?
Here are a couple of things you should note when choosing your vitamin C product:
Look at the packaging. Vitamin C (or all antioxidants for that matter) are vulnerable to oxidation in the presence of sunlight and air.
Also, do notice if there are any changes of colour or smell of your vitamin C skincare. If it turns yellow/ brownish or smells off, stop using as it’s probably oxidised. Applying oxidised products on your skin would instead damage and irritate your skin!
Medik8 uses tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate as it is ultra-stable and ultra-gentle to your skin.
L-ascorbic has great benefits to your skin, but they are very prone to degradation. Therefore, Medik8 CE-Thione uses the combination of L-ascorbic Acid and Glutathione to keep the L-ascorbic (vitamin C) stable.
Medik8 formulates its vitamin C serums by combining vitamins C and E. The benefits are twofolds.
One, your skin gets an even more potent antioxidant serum for maximum anti-ageing effect! Two, these 2 combined helps improve the stability of the serum. So you can be assured the products you get are potent and active!