Vitamin C (Topical)

What is it?

A stabilised derivative of vitamin C; specifically, ascorbyl glucoside. After a chemical reaction in contact with the skin it becomes ascorbic acid or vitamin C.

What does it do for your skin?

Vitamin C acts on 3 main processes:

  • Collagen synthesis: engages in the formation of collagen and stabilises its structure.
  • Antioxidant: vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help neutralise free radicals and oxidising agents such as those found in environmental pollutants or produced after exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
  • Depigmenting and brightening effect: vitamin C and its derivatives reduce melanin synthesis since they have antioxidant properties that protect the epidermal cells from the effects of free radicals and therefore melanocyte stimulation.

Where can I find it?