We all know that getting enough Vitamin C is crucial for our bodies but did you also know that it does some pretty amazing things to your skin? Well it does and this is why. Vitamin C is sometimes called ‘ascorbic acid’ when it used in face creams. It works as a powerful antioxidant that helps keep your skins cells healthy. If your skin cells are healthy this will aid in preventing wrinkles, fine lines and sun damage. Vitamin C is also a necessary component of collagen formation. As we age our collagen production starts to plummet and our skin gets ‘saggy’ and Vitamin C can help prevent this from happening at such a drastic rate.
When it comes to using a face cream with Vitamin C, it s suggested that you use on with a concentration of no less than 5%. 10% being ideal. These creams with higher percentages of Vitamin C may cost more but most of the stuff you see in the store that claims to be ‘Vitamin C’ skin cream does not contain enough to do the trick. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some 20% cream from a friends dermatologist and let me tell you, it’s special. After using that cream at night my skin looks radiant the next morning.
At the end of the day no amount of skin care products can or will ‘give’ you good skin. I am starting to think good skin comes from 2 things. A solid skin care routine and good healthy lifestyle. Natural things like Vitamins A, C and E, Olive Oil, DMAE and Glycolic Acid all work better than any of the stuff you see commercials for. Below are some tested creams that work well and have Vitamin C in them.
Give Good Face.
http://www.amazon.com/Reviva-Alpha-Lipoic-Vitamin-Ester/dp/B00012NBGM I Use This As My Day Cream. Love It.
http://www.swansonvitamins.com/DE048/ItemDetail This Is A KILLER Vitamin C Serum By Derma E.