Every day our skin is exposed to stress factors such as oxidizing free radicals (unstable molecules in the air that wreak havoc on the skin) and ultraviolet damage. Add to that loss of collagen that averages 1% per year, and our poor epidermis has a lot to fight against to remain youthful. How can you help it? The answer: Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, that neutralizes free radicals, fights inflammation, evens out texture, and rebuilds collagen. More than 1500 publications in scientific journals document the rejuvenating effects of L-ascorbic acid on the skin. Let’s celebrate Vitamin C for its wonderful benefits to the skin on National Vitamin C Day with these two fine brands.
If you suffer from sensitive skin that can react to the acidity of Vitamin C, try One Love Organics Botanical C Facial Serum. It boosts dull skin stressed by environmental elements and moisturizes it, leaving it smooth and dewy. Dermatologist tested and non-photo toxic (it is ideal for daytime), it imbues the skin with a radiant and healthy glow while leaving its texture more even. The plant-based, stable formula is crafted with Vitamin C Ester, a botanical C-complex, green tea, and an extract of hops. Recommended for dry and sensitive skin types, it is synthetic, fragrance-free, cruelty-free and ECOCERT® certified natural and organic. Find it HERE.
What I love about Perricone Vitamin C Ester Photo-Brightening Moisturizer, Broadspectrum SPF 30 is the fluffy texture that makes it a pleasure to apply, leaving skin moist, glowing, and protected from the sun all in one step. The vitamin C-based sunscreen includes alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), nature’s most powerful antioxidant, mineral-based zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide to deliver advanced SPF protection. It also helps brown spots to be less visible.
In a 4-week study:
– 95% agreed their skin immediately felt perfectly moisturized, softer, and smooth
– 93% agreed their skin felt hydrated without feeling heavy, greasy, or sticky
– 88% agreed their skin had a healthy glow
Free of sulfates, SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. Find this vitamin C enhanced sunscreen HERE.