Why Vitamin C is Good for Your Skin

Did you know your body doesn’t produce Vitamin C naturally?  It’s an essential nutrient your body needs, but one that requires supplementation.  There are three ways you can give your body the Vitamin C it needs:  with vitamins, through your diet and topical application on your skin.

What is Vitamin C?

Another name for Vitamin C is ascorbic acid, and it’s a powerful antioxidant your body requires for the growth, development, and repair of body tissues.  It’s found in many natural sources, but the most significant are citrus fruits, leafy greens, tomatoes, strawberries, rosehip oil, and seabuckthorn oil.

What does Vitamin C do when applied to your skin?

There are many reasons why C is good for your skin.  Vitamin C applied topically will help rejuvenate the look and feel of your skin.  Using a regular application can help prevent and repair damage caused by our environment, such as pollution, blue light, UV rays, and other free radical exposure.  In fact, Vitamin C gives your skin’s barriers the strength it needs to retain moisture and keep out irritants–sort of like a strong bonding mortar on a castle’s wall.  As a result, your skin will look and feel healthier, brighter, and ready to conquer the day.  Here’s a rundown of all the benefits your skin will enjoy when you add ascorbic acid to your skincare routine:

  • Fights free radicals and minimizes the visible impact of environmental stress
  • Supports the skin’s moisture barrier
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles for firmer and more elastic skin
  • Brightens skins and reduces the appearance of dark spots
  • Boosts skin cell regeneration
  • Increases collagen production

Why combine Vitamin C with Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid?

The power of C gets a boost when you combine it with Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid.  What are these ingredients, and how do they work together?

Vitamin E is an oil-soluble antioxidant.  This ingredient helps cells restore health from sun damage and may even assist in healing scars and burns.  It also fights off free radicals, improves skin moisture, and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory to soothe and calm the skin.

Ferulic Acid is a powerful antioxidant derived from plants.  It’s known for neutralizing free radical damage from pollution and radiation from the sun.  As a result, people who use ferulic acid regularly often realize a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, and other signs of premature aging.  When combined with Vitamin C and Vitamin E, it strengthens the stability of these ingredients, which gives them more power to do their jobs.

How can you add Vitamin C into your skincare regimen?

Vitamin C We carry several products at Organic Elements Spa that contain Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and ferulic acid.  Our Eminence Citrus and Kale Potent C+E Masque nourishes the skin with a mixture of citrus, rhubarb extract, leafy greens, and avocado oils.  For mid-day refreshment, choose the Lime Refresh Tonique.  It’s filled with  C to tone and balance your skin’s appearance.  For deep hydration, try our Eminence Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil.  It only takes a drop of this product massaged into your skin to feel the benefits of intense hydration and protection.

For more information about all of our skincare products or to book an appointment for a relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment, visit our website or give our team a call at 541-210-9673.  There’s no time like today to start a healthy, new skincare regimen.