Vitamin C! The Skin Miracle
Vitamins, especially vitamin C, are essential in caring for the skin and keeping the skin healthy. In fact, there are a lot of beauty and skincare products on the market that use these natural vitamins and minerals as their ingredients. Vitamin C is said to be one of the vitamins that are very beneficial in helping the skin regenerate new healthy skin cells.
In order to be used on the skin, Vitamin C is transformed to L-ascorbic acid. This form, however, is pretty unstable and is in fact so hard to be used in cosmetics. This is perhaps the reason why there are only a few cosmetic products that carry Vitamin C when compared to other vitamins like A and E.
Still, chemists are trying to find ways as this form is found to stimulate collagen synthesis on the skin. Unlike other vitamins, it is also able to stay on the skin for as long as three days as well as prevents a reaction called UV immunosuppression, often seen in 90 percent of cancer patients in the country.
In looking for Vitamin C in products, make sure that it contains a stable L-ascorbic form and a low pH level. Highly concentrated products are also recommended. Remember that just because a product advertises Vitamin C on it front level, it does not mean that it contains the kind or the form (L-ascorbic acid) that your skin can use.