Vitamin C therapy the essential vitamin for natural collagen production
Vitamin C Therapy
The intake of vitamin C through food is healthy and vital. It strengthens the immune system and is important for overall health. UV rays destroy vitamin C in the body. The skin is often deficient in vitamin C.
Acid formats are only used for PEELINGS, which make them light-sensitive. In creams and serums, vitamin C fat-soluble, more stable forms are used, which can be used all year round.
Scientific evidence shows the benefits of using vitamin C:
- stimulates healthy collagen production
- improves pigmentation disorders and photodamage
- is an antioxidant
- strengthens the skin's natural UV protection
- creates fine-pored skin
Vitamin C also has an effect on the production of melanin and is a tyrosinase inhibitor. Vitamin C and E work together. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is essential in protecting the lipids of the cell membrane because it reprocesses the fat-soluble vitamin E after it has worked once as an antioxidant and thus makes it usable again. Vitamin C also has the effect of reducing sunburn. It has the advantage that once it has been taken up by the cell, it cannot be washed out. Thus, it is effective for days after ingestion. The absorption of vitamin C through food is therefore not comparable with the absorption through the skin (topical).
Ascorbic Acid has a hard time passing through the horny layer, as it is rejected as a water-soluble molecule by the cell layer, which is based on fats. In addition, even if ascorbic acid has passed through the horny layer, it is difficult to enter the cell. This is the reason why we prefer the fat-soluble form (ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate). Ascorbic acid is mainly used for peelings and to support natural exfoliation.
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is fat-soluble and extremely stable. This fat-soluble form easily passes through the horny layer and also penetrates the cell very easily. Thus, an almost 10 times larger amount of vitamin C reaches the cell than with the same amount of ascorbic acid. The result is effective control of melanin production, improved collagen production and efficient antioxidant protection.
Overdose? Unknown and undetected for skin absorption. In the acid format, blemished skin in particular can react violently with irritation.