Vitamin C is one of the most important substances you can put into your body. In this post, we’re breaking down the importance of topical Vitamin C, what to look for in your skincare products, and why our Transdermal C Serum is the best Vitamin C skin care product you will ever use in initiating anti-aging for your skin.
To understand the true power and importance of Vitamin C, let’s examine how your body functions on a cellular level: your body is in a constant state of breaking down molecules (known as catabolism) and building them up (known as anabolism). When you’re young, your body spends more time building up molecules than breaking them down. As you age, this is reversed, and your body spends more time in a catabolic state. Vitamin C is the key to turning on the state of anabolism, which enables your heart, bones, muscles, nervous system, and all of the organs in your body to function at their best.
On the flip side, a lack of Vitamin C can speed up aging and manifest in your body as arthritis, hernias, and mild heart disease. On the skin, this can look like wrinkles, dark spots, and dryness. While these are all signs of normal aging, these symptoms can also indicate a Vitamin C deficiency or even mild subclinical scurvy.
While there are many different Vitamin C molecules used in skincare, they’re not all equally effective—so be sure to take a close look at the ingredients list in your skincare products. L-Ascorbic Acid is the most popular Vitamin C molecule because it’s inexpensive but unfortunately, it is highly unstable, does not penetrate through the skin surface (stratum corneum) to the living cells, and can begin to lose potency, within a matter of days, right in the product!.
Instead, you want to look for a fat-soluble Vitamin C skin care product, which is more stable and effective in penetrating the skin. That's why we formulated our Transdermal C Serum which contains a super-high concentration of lipophilic Vitamin C, that enables the Vitamin C molecule to travel through the surface of the skin and into the viable cells, deep underneath the skin’s surface—where it can make an actual impact. Fat-soluble Vitamin C penetrates, softens and turns on the engine of anabolism. This means you’ll get see the anti-aging benefits of Vitamin C on your skin including increased skin smoothing and firmness, more collagen production, and evenness in your skin tone and a healthier more youthful complexion
...and that’s The Truth.
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