The Magic of Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C serum and UV Light
The use of Vitamin C in cosmetics became such a usual practice that nobody thinks much about it.
Serums with Vitamin C are just one of many common products on the market that often contain the other active ingredients to enhance the skin.
But do you actually know how to use Vitamin C skincare properly? How does it interact with the skin?
Here is some information to help us to understand Vitamin C cosmetics better.
Vitamin C in the body plays an important role in collagen synthesis. Collagen is an essential building material for all our organs, including the skin. It is transported by the bloodstream to all places where it is needed. Specifically, it is concentrated in the skin (dermis and epidermis). It is because it protects the skin from photodamage, but not acting as a sunscreen to reflect the light, but as to combat the free radicals that are created as a result of the light touching the skin.
So there is your fact - the UV light reduces the level of Vitamin C in the skin. The longer the exposure, the more Vitamin C is required to fix the damage.
There are Vitamin C supplements and foods with a high content of Vitamin C, but a more direct route to combat the immediate damage of UV light to the skin is to apply the product topically.
The study showed that topical application of 3-10% vitamin C solution for at least 12 weeks, decreases wrinkling, reduces protein fiber damage, decreases apparent roughness of the skin and increases collagen production.
Also, it slowed down some of the age-related structural damage in the skin.