Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin found in food.
Vitamin C is usually helpful to treat colds and flu, however, it also works wonders on your skin. Vitamin C is found at high levels in the epidermis (outer layer of skin) as well as the dermis (inner layer of skin). Its cancer-fighting (antioxidant) properties and its role in collagen production help keep your skin healthy. This is why vitamin C is one of the key ingredients found in many antiaging skin care products.
“Vitamin C is widely known for its antioxidant benefits for your body but also your skin, brilliantly boosting collagen while helping to treat UV exposure photo-damage,” says Dr Dennis Gross, the New York-based dermatologist. Adding to that, the cult ingredient will also boost skin’s luminosity and smooth skin tone.
According to the renowned cosmetic dermatologist, Dr Sam Bunting the benefits of vitamin C are many.
Vitamin C is a key anti-ageing skincare ingredient that helps to gently brighten and smooth your skin. It's one of the most powerful antioxidants and helps protect your skin against free radical damage caused by the environment, which can break down your collagen and encourage wrinkles and sagging.
To protect your skin from UV damage and environmental aggressors, vitamin C is more commonly recommended for your morning regime, however, you can use at night as there is some research to say that free radical damage continues to affect your skin overnight.
Research has shown that as little as 0.6 percent of vitamin C can help protect your skin from free radicals and ageing.
One of the best brands you can use to enrich vitamin C directly on the skin is the DCL range with a high concentration of Vitamin C.
Harness every moment of the night’s restorative powers and boost your beauty sleep with DCL’s C Scape High Potency Night Booster 30, which is clinically proven to improve skin’s texture, tone and radiance, so much so that only 12 hours after use, 100% of subjects demonstrated an improvement in skin texture.
Age-defying and collagen-boosting, the first of its ingenious ingredients is a 30% concentration of L-Ascorbic acid, which works overtime to even out skin tone and create a more uniform, radiant complexion.
Enhancing this, an advanced vitamin C complex promotes collagen production to help firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Meanwhile, active antioxidants valiantly safeguard cells from environmental assailants, essential fatty acids strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and essential oils calm and quiet irritation. Superb for all skin types (except the most sensitive) this will leave you with the complexion you’ve been dreaming of.