Vitamin C is a skincare ingredient that is shown to be effective in the following areas:
Protects against environmental stressors: As an antioxidant, one of vitamin C’s main functions is protecting the skin. Normal daily functions, as well as environmental insults like ultraviolet light and pollution, create free radicals in the skin. Free radicals are inherently unstable molecules that damage cells, promoting skin dullness, and wrinkles. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means that it can protect skin from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure.
Promotes collagen production: Vitamin C also plays an important role in collagen production. Collagen gives our skin support and structure, and as it degrades with age, we begin to notice wrinkles and lines. Vitamin C is a necessary ingredient for building collagen otherwise the process halts.
Lightens dark spots: Vitamin C is also productive in lightening unwanted dark spots and hyperpigmentation, or decreasing age spots by blocking the pathway of pigment synthesis.