London: Turns out, Vitamin C is much more than a go-to cold and flu warding-off ingredient. Along with a boost for your health, it works wonders on your skin.
A new buzzword amongst beauty buffs, Vitamin C is the newly identified superhero in the world of anti-ageing, anti-pigmentation, and skin-toning products.
According to The Independent, Vitamin C has emerged as a cult ingredient, right in the league with retinol and ceramides. It penetrates your skin and helps fight radical damage caused by the environment.
Vitamin C has also been noted to fight off pigmentation, inflammation, and uneven skin tone. Its particles are also known to repair lacklustre skin.
Vitamin C is also known to boost collagen, a hailed anti-ageing skincare ingredient. It is known to make skin firmer and more luminous.
There are several types of Vitamin C which can be used in your skincare routine, namely – Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Ascorbate, L-Ascorbic Acid, and Ascorbyl Palmitate.
However, L-Ascorbic is considered to be the most favourable one, depending on the scientific researchers. The right concentration which is 3 to 20 percent has proven to be most effective.
Vitamin C is also hailed to protect your skin from UV damage and environmental aggressors. It can be used before you leave the house as a morning routine or in the night before going to bed as a bedtime routine.