Four Reasons You Need to Use Vitamin C Topically: Sun spots • Age spots • Fine lines • Acne
Vitamin C, when applied topically, safeguards the skin from free radicals that are produced when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet light or allowed to age naturally. The Dept of Dermatology at the Tulane University School of Medicine discovered and supports topical use of cosmeceuticals containing Vitamin C as an effective anti-aging antioxidant in skin care. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and photo-damaged skin:
According to a study conducted at the Department of Dermatology,University Hospital St Jacques in France, it was concluded that topical application of 5% vitamin C cream was an effective treatment for sun-damaged skin.The study, conducted over a six-month period, led to a clinically apparent improvement of “photo-damaged skin”, suggesting a positive in?uence of topical vitamin C for sun-induced skin-aging. Changes observed with the consistent use of a topical product containing 5% Vitamin C included a statistically significant improvement of hydration, wrinkles, glare and brown spots.
LaVigne Organic Skincare’s Vitamin C Serum contains Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide,PLUS Avocado, Rosehip and Vitamin E Oils for added nourishment, as well as Glycolic & Alpha Lipoic Acids — and now Tepezcohuite. It absorbs well, without the ‘sticky’feel that some Vitamin C products will leave on the skin. In addition, 5% Vitamin C, when applied topically on facial acne, produced a more significant reduction in in?ammatory and non-in?ammatory lesion counts than acne treatment ‘Clindamycin’.
Ingredients as listed on product label: Glycerine, Avocado Oil, Rosehip Oil, Glycolic Acid, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Alpha Lipoic Acid, NAB Grape Skin Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol Palmitate, Tepezcohuite Extract, Vitamin E Acetate.
Avocado Oil – Rich in minerals and flax/linoleic acid.
Rosehip Oil – Antiseptic, rich in Vitamin C.
Glycolic Acid – Helps clear pores and smooth lines.
Alpha Lipoic Acid – Powerful anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory, speeds cellular metabolism, and skin’s own ability to heal, improves texture and tone.
Vitamin C – Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, prevents cell breakdown.
Tepezcohuite – Natural analgesic, promotes collagen growth, defends against bacteria, fungi, viral infections and germs, reduces scarring by regenerating new skin cells, effective with burns, blemishes, and more.
Vitamin E – Antioxidant and skin conditioner derived from vegetable oils. Experimental evidence shows Vitamin E may protect the heart and blood vessels, and retard aging.
Grape Skin Extract – Powerful antioxidants that counteract the destructive effects of free radicals, preventing skin cell damage caused by sun exposure and pollution – also contains another powerful antioxidant that may help retard the aging process in our skin.