When it comes to a skincare ingredient that offers some of the best benefits to the skin, Vitamin C takes the win. The strongest and purest form of Vitamin C is ascorbic acid/L-ascorbic acid and is the only form of the ingredient that your body can recognize and utilize immediately once applied to the skin.
This form of Vitamin C is extremely sensitive and can break down depending on temperature, light, air and the environment. This means that it is much more likely to oxidize and change in colour and consistency. Because of this, more stable derivatives of Vitamin C have been formulated, that can be easily used with other ingredients. When these derivatives are absorbed into the skin, the body breaks them down into ascorbic acid which can then act and function as the pure form of the antioxidant.
Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants and is well known for its ability to brighten skin tone, even out skin texture, smooth out fine lines, and wrinkles and protect the skin against free-radical and UV–ray damage from the sun because of its high levels of antioxidants. Because of its antioxidant properties, Vitamin C aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells. There is no doubt that this is a powerhouse ingredient for the skin, but it has shown to be the most effective in the following areas:
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