Not just good for warding off colds, Vitamin C is an incredibly beneficial skincare ingredient. Applied topically, this antioxidant skin saviour can help prevent and correct common signs of ageing, such as loss of elasticity, pigmentation, dullness and fine lines and wrinkles. So, what are you waiting for? Read on to discover the many reasons you should start including Vitamin C in your skincare regime today!
1. More hydrated skin
Healthy skin is hydrated skin, and Vitamin C plays an important role in retaining precious moisture. Specifically, Vitamin C helps reduce trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). Which means it helps reduce the rate water evaporates through the skin.
2. Increased collagen production
As we age, our collagen production slows and we naturally begin to lose that lovely plump fullness. Vitamin C is needed to help the production of collagen in the skin. At the same time, sun exposure, diet, drinking and poor lifestyle habits like smoking also contribute to the breakdown of collagen in the skin. Thankfully, Vitamin C is on our side.
“Vitamin C is so powerful as it performs multiple anti-ageing actions in the skin” says La Roche-Posay skincare expert, Rachel McAdam. “As well as topical brightening benefits, it helps boost collagen production deep down, resulting in a firmer, more youthful looking skin.”
3. Reduced signs of ageing
By boosting hydration and increasing collagen production, Vitamin C can help reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines, and protect the skin from further visible damage. Skin will appear firmer and smoother.
4. A brighter, more even complexion
Anti-ageing shouldn’t only be about preventing wrinkles, as dull, discoloured and uneven skin quickly gives the game away! Vitamin C is highly regarded by dermatologists for its ability to increase luminosity and even out the complexion.
5. Less sun damage
Skipping the SPF50+ is never an option; however, Vitamin C’s powerful antioxidant power can help reduce the free radical damage caused by daily sun exposure. So start adding some Vitamin C to your morning skincare regime!
La Roche-Posay’s NEW Redermic C10 boasts highly concentrated Vitamin C at 10% for maximum skin firming, wrinkle reduction and brightening benefits. The Vitamin C used is 100% pure L-ascorbic acid – the only form of vitamin C readily absorbed by the skin. A concentration of 10% has been chosen to achieve maximum benefits, while still be suitable for sensitive skin. Redermic C10 comes in a lighter serum-like texture than the former Redermic C, combined with hyaluronic acid which hydrates and smooths the skin.