If you don’t know anything else about vitamins and minerals, the chances are you’ll know something about Vitamin C – like the fact that sailors from the fifteenth century onwards often suffered from Scurvy, a disease caused by a severe deficiency in Vitamin C.
Vitamin C helps to protect cells and keep them healthy, can help in the wound healing process and also helps to maintain healthy blood vessels and bones [i]. Many people are aware that it is found in oranges, but it can also be found in strawberries, broccoli, red and green peppers and Brussel sprouts! As well as being important for overall physical health, Vitamin C is also important for skin health:
The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make Vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have shown that Vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photo-damage [ii]
Vitamin C is as an ‘antioxidant’ – a substance that can be used to directly tackle the ‘free radicals’ that damage skin cells and cause premature skin ageing [iii] – and as mentioned in the quote above, it is not only important that we ingest this vital vitamin, but that we harness its particular power and consider applying it topically to our skin, too.
There are a number of skincare products available with Vitamin C contained within, and here at Appearance Based Medicine we are proud to stock iS Clinical’s Super Serum Advance + [iv] which contains 15% L-Ascorbic Acid in a ‘slow release’ technology, and has been clinically proven to increase the production of collagen as well as:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
- Promote wound healing & reduction of scar tissue
- Safely lighten & treat hyperpigmentation
- Provides superior antioxidant protection
If you are looking to update your skincare routine with an effective new product, why not consider iS Clinical’s Super Serum Advance +? You can find it, and many other innovative skincare products, in our online shop – so why not take a look around today? (https://www.ab-med.co.uk/shop/)
[i] http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Vitamin-C.aspx [ii] http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/micronutrients-health/skin-health/nutrient-index/vitamin-C [iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249911/ [iv] https://www.ab-med.co.uk/store/is-clinical-skincare/super-serum-advance/