We all know of the importance of ingesting a healthy dose of vitamin C with our fruit and veges, or perhaps you have as a good daily supplement - this is especially important as winter ills and chills can rear their ugly head.
It goes without saying Vitamin C is just as wonderous inside our bodies as it is to our skin - it absolutely loves the stuff! This winter so you can really "C" the difference we had to include this powerhouse ingredient. Known to completely change the texture, appearance, and overall health of one’s skin, topical vitamin C is suitable for people of all ages. It’s also an all-star skincare miracle worker, known to brighten, firm and defend.
Vitamin C may be included in various skincare products, like cleansers and creams, but it’s usually best absorbed via a serum, in our June Winter Wellness Body Box and Body Box Plus we have included the By Nature Face Serum with Vitamin C + Collagen (RRP $12.99) for our Body Box Luxe we have included the gorgeous Lemon & Beaker Vitamin C Serum with Lemon Essential Oil (RRP $62.00). The goal of most serums is to provide the skin with a high concentration of special ingredients, so you’ll be sure to reap the full benefits of vitamin C for your skin.
Here are some noticeable improvements to your skin, seen as early as within 3 weeks of continuous topical vitamin C use:
Lightens Dark Spots
Vitamin C’s antioxidant quality minimise the appearance of dark spots. When faced with stress, such as UV exposure or hormonal imbalance, the skin defends itself by triggering cells called melanocytes to produce the pigment melanin. Vitamin C inhibits the skin’s melanocytes, thereby impeding melanin production and lightening dark spots or decreasing discoloration caused by UV exposure or breakouts. This contributes to a brighter and more even-toned complexion. After two months of topical Vitamin C use, it may significantly fade hyperpigmentation.
Minimizes Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Vitamin C has also been found to increase the production of another very important C word: collagen. Responsible for keeping the skin looking firm, plump and youthful, collagen sadly depletes with age. The older you get, the less collagen you have, leading to sagging skin, lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C stimulates fibroblast activity, which is crucial in collagen production to help maintain the levels and in turn, keep lines and wrinkles at bay.
Makes You Glow
Studies show that Vitamin C enhances the production of barrier lipids and, by extension, the skin’s ability to protect itself from transepidermal water loss (that’s when water evaporates through the skin and into the air), keeping it hydrated, healthy, and happy. The improved formula of these powerful serums will give you your natural glow back after only a few uses.
Get yours now from our build a box shop or sign up now and receive your vitamin C serum in our June Winter Wellness box!