There is a large body of scientific study backing the benefits of Vitamin C for anti-aging and repair of the skin and body.
Vitamin C is essential for collagen synthesis, can stimulate collagen production, and can inhibit enzymes that breakdown collagen. Vitamin C can also regulate the enzyme tyrosinase, that is a key player in the development of hyperpigmentation. Lastly, Vitamin C has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which provide protection from UV radiation and environmental free radicals.
The properties of Vitamin C are supported by numerous clinical trials, and it can be formulated into cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals for holistic benefit.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that must be obtained from external sources. It is involved in tissue repair and has many scientifically proven restorative and anti-aging benefits for skin and body.
Vitamin C stimulates collagen production. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and forms a scaffold in the skin that keeps it strong and firm. With age, the amount of collagen in the skin decreases, and this contributes to skin sagging and the formation of wrinkles.
Vitamin C is a co-factor for collagen production. This means, it is essential for collagen synthesis as it is required by key enzymes. Vitamin C can also stimulate the synthesis of collagen and down-regulates the destructive enzymes that breakdown collagen. These benefits have also been studied and seen in postmenopausal women.
Vitamin C is also a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant molecule. This means it provides protection from skin damage from UV radiation and free radicals. This provides powerful anti-aging effects as exposure to sunlight and damage from free radicals are responsible for the majority of the signs of photoaging seen overtime.
Hyperpigmentation is the result of uneven distribution of skin pigment (melanin) in the skin because of inflammation (acne or wound), sun exposure, or hormonal changes. Vitamin C is a potent anti-pigmentation agent, and therefore, can lighten darks spots and brighten the skin tone. Vitamin C can inhibit the activity of the enzyme tyrosinase, a key enzyme in the production of melanin.
Vitamin C provides many benefits in cosmeceutical skincare products and nutraceutical skin supplements. Pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is an unstable molecule. In cosmeceutical formulations, it requires a sophisticated formula, air-tight, and UV protective packaging to preserve its potency. We only stock stable forms of Vitamin C to ensure you are getting effective results.
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