What is it?
Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. It is considered a potent antioxidant. I should also note that products with vitamin C in them should be stored in opaque and airtight containers. (A clear indicator of a real product)
What does it do?
As a serum, Vitamin C offers a rapid absorption and deep penetration. It can brighten age spots and hyperpigmentation. It is also known to aid in healing because the increase in Vitamin C helps boosts your immune system. With injuries it is known to reduce irritation and inflammation of your wounds.
Our bodies do not produce Vitamin C naturally but it is necessary for the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine and certain other neurotransmitter. There are current studies right now that say Vitamin C may help prevent and treat UV-induced photodamage. (HOWEVER you should still wear sunscreen as it does not absorb UVA/UVB rays) I say all of this to say that Vitamin is pretty much crucial for your skin to be flawless.
What products is it in?
Creams, Moisturizers, and Serums
Studies have shown max absorption no more than 30% concentrations.
When using Vitamin C, exposure to the elements will slowly cause some degradation. Specifically you should note that ascorbic acid is the least stable but most effective. The homemade (Synthetic) derivatives such as ascorbate phosphate are stable but have limited permeability. (That is why you see hardly see this used especially in Natural products) When looking for products (unless your dermatologist is giving it to you of course) you really should not be looking for products with concentrations greater than 20%.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phospate
Products You Can Find It In
No7 Beautiful Skin Dark Spot Corrector [Ascorbyl Glucoside] $16.99
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum (7.5%) $45
Dermadoctor Kakadu C (20%) $95
Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE Age Defy Serum [Has Salix Alba – Willow Bark Extract] (20%) $55
Perricone MD High Potency Amino Complex Face Lift [Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate] $110
Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum [Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate] $105
Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Growth Factor Extreme Neuropeptide Serum [Ascorbyl Palmitate] $150
Perricone MD Cold Plasma [Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate] $162
Philosophy Turbo Booster Powder ( 99.8%) $39
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector
NOTE: Please read the label as some products claim Vitamin C but do not have Vitamin C specifically in their ingredient list:
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- This is just information that I have found myself while researching and therefore it is not my own information. I will leave links to all the original files and even other bloggers who dove into this before me. I am not an expert but I want to share what I have found.
- At no point during this series should you take the information given as the GOLDEN STANDARD. Listen to your own body and do what is working best for you. So if you find out a product has a chemical that does not work for me and your skin is fine…KEEP IT
- Always feel free to do your own research and come to your own conclusions
- A dermatologist is a great source of information