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Why Vitamin C Is The Anti-Ageing Ingredient Your Skincare Needs

Find out why Vitamin C is the anti-ageing ingredient your skincare regime needs to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.. This versatile ingredient is tolerated by all skin type's and recommended for firming, smoothing and radiance-enhancing properties to keep you looking younger, longer.


If you wear sunscreen religiously and lead a healthy lifestyle, yet your skin is starting to show fine lines and wrinkles, don’t panic. Vitamin C could be the anti-ageing ingredient your skin is calling out for. Potent yet well-tolerated, this versatile vitamin – universally hailed by dermatologists for its firming, smoothing, and radiance-enhancing properties – is a five-star anti-ager that’s well tolerated by all skin types.

In this article, we discuss Vitamin C’s foundations as a fountain of youth, and provide a simple, three-step regime to keep you looking younger, longer.

It Helps Reduce Sun Damage

While there is NO substitute for daily application of a broad-spectrum, high-SPF sunscreen, Vitamin C is another important part of the sun protection puzzle. A potent antioxidant, Vitamin C helps to reduce the impact of environmental damage and visible skin ageing  caused by unstable molecules called free radicals.

Alongside pollution and smoking, UV radiation is known to be a key factor in the formation of free radicals. Topical Vitamin C works hard to neutralise free radicals and stimulates cellular renewal for healthier, younger-looking skin.

It Boosts Collagen

If you’re concerned with existing fine lines and wrinkles, or want to prevent them occurring, all roads lead to Vitamin C. By increasing the production of collagen – the protein which gives a face its youthful volume – Vitamin C helps to firm, plump, and smooth skin.

It Helps With Hydration

Vitamin C can also improve the comfort and appearance of dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin. By reducing trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), the vitamin increases the skin’s capacity to retain moisture. This reduces feelings of tightness and irritation, while promoting a dewier complexion.

It Promotes Bright & Even Skin

Vitamin C not only assists with preventing and reducing wrinkles and laxity, it addresses dullness and discolouration. By brightening the skin overall and helping fade red and brown marks, including sun spots, Vitamin C creates a fresher, more uniform complexion – one of the most valued signs of youthfulness.

It’s Well Tolerated By Sensitive Skin

Unlike some active ingredients, Vitamin C is typically well tolerated by all skin types, including sensitive. This facilitates daily use, further enhancing its anti-ageing effects.

Pure Vitamin C vs Derivatives

Not all Vitamin C is created equal, however, and La Roche-Posay uses only L-ascorbic acid in the Redermic range. This is 100% pure Vitamin C in its most active, readily absorbed and usable form.

Your La Roche-Posay Vitamin C Regime

To experience the anti-ageing benefits of pure Vitamin C, start with morning and/or evening application of Redermic C10. Suitable for all skin types concerned with ageing, including sensitive skin, this light and non-greasy firming moisturiser reduces the appearance of wrinkles in only one week.

Also addressing laxity and loss of luminosity, Redermic C10 provides powerful antioxidant protection from Vitamin E and 10% pure Vitamin C. Retaining 1000 times its weight in water, key moisturising active ingredient hyaluronic acid helps skin stay plump and hydrated, improving elasticity and smoothing the complexion.

Instantly replumping and an ideal base for makeup, Redermic C Eyes can be applied morning and/or evening to tackle signs of ageing to the eye contour. As highly concentrated pure Vitamin C enhances collagen production over time for a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, mannose helps fade irregularities, and hyaluronic acid has an immediate plumping effect. Ophthalmologically tested, Redermic C Eyes also contains soothing peptide Neurosensine™, making it a perfect match for sensitive skin.

While Vitamin C does help reduce sun damage, it can only do so much to prevent premature ageing. The number one rule of anti-ageing, regardless of whether you’re using Vitamin C, is to protect yourself daily with a high-level, broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Lightweight and invisible, Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+ is ideal for everyday wear for normal to combination skin. Dermatologist tested, the fragrance-free, non-comedogenic fluid is formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin prone to sun intolerance. Delivering very high UVA and UVB protection, Anthelios XL Ultra-Light also helps to protect against sun-induced pigmentation. Ensuring your skin looks bright and youthful for years to come.

To learn more about La Roche-Posay's Redermic line and start your journey to younger looking skin, visit the website.

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