Vitamin C doesn’t only protect our skin from free radical damage, it also plays a crucial role in anti-ageing, acne, wound healing and even hyperpigmentation which we will share in this article.
If you are a skincare addict and haven’t added vitamin C to your
routine then you are depriving your skin of so many benefits. It is
one of the super antioxidants to maintain and achieve beautiful
healthy skin and is that one ingredient you must look for on your
next shopping trip. But, here’s more. Vitamin C doesn’t only protect
our skin from free radical damage, it also plays a crucial role in anti-
ageing, acne, wound healing and even hyperpigmentation which we
will share in this article.
The best way to improve skin health through Vitamin C is by daily
intake and, in skincare but, not just anything that’s labelled as
vitamin C, instead well formulated products like our Hyaluronic &
Vitamin C Serum(read the article to know why it is different).
Think of our skin like a plant, we nourish
sun exposure and regular watering to prevent from damage and drying out. While in the
Benefits Of Vitamin C Through Diet
Vitamin C is a naturally occurring water-soluble vitamin also called
ascorbic acid. It is majorly found in fruits, vegetables and certain herbs. The consequences of vitamin C deficiency was discovered hundreds of years ago when soldiers developed Scurvy, a disease that shows many severe symptoms such as bleeding of gums, anaemia, impaired wound healing, swelling and extreme weakness. Although Scurvy symptoms aren’t reported anymore in the modern world and developed countries(not that is doesn’t exist anymore), lots of research has been done over the years that has only led to finding out many other roles of vitamin C in our body that also, directly and indirectly, affect how our skin functions, looks and feels.
Some of those are;
- Protecting Cell DNA- Stress, smoke and unhealthy diet all lead to cell damage(cell damage= irregular functioning of the skin)
whichcanbe reduced through vitamin C.
- Wound Healing- applies to internal wounds as well as cut
- Reducing Oxidative Damage- important to delay
prevent sun spots
- Strengthening Blood Vessels- help reduce dark circles, post inflammatory
- Building and Supporting Collagen- needed for skin and joints
- Tissue Growth-
flexibityand wear and tear of the muscles
- Increasing Efficiency of Sunscreen- further protection from
sun burn, rough thick skin
- Absorption of Iron- indirectly helps with dark circles and bruisin and paler looking skin
- Bone Mass Density- important for faster healing of fractures and reduce
bonemass loss that occurs with agingleading to changes i
- the shape of the face.
- Metabolism of Proteins- proteins, including collagen being
elements for built and functions, vitamin C has a key role in their synthesis making it extremely valuable for our themostimportant defensesystem
Unfortunately, vitamin C is not produced by our body. Yes, our body does not possess the specific enzyme activity required for vitamin C synthesis which leaves us with only one option—daily intake of vitamin C rich foods in moderation(portions matter) such as kiwi, red and yellow bell peppers, guava, papaya, strawberries, mustard, spinach(ever heard of
tissues, boost immunity during an illness, prevent or reduce the effects of certain diseases and harmful drugs, However, do not tend to supplements as the only way of vitamin C intake as foods also offer other minerals, natural sugars and fibres all of which are required by our body.
If you are thinking that eating your vitamin C does so much then why not skip it in skincare? Below mentioned points will instantly boost your interest further in this “do it all ingredient” and it’s important if you want to achieve brighter skin and look younger for longer.
Importance Of Vitamin C In Topical Skincare
The topmost layer of our skin—epidermis doesn’t have blood vessels so it is hard for vitamin C absorbed from our foods to perform well in that layer of our skin as very little of it can reach there. Vitamin C is found to be concentrated in epidermis but external offenders like UV rays, harsh cleansing products, irritating skincare ingredients and pollution calls upon extensive use of it which causes drop in its levels making the skin vulnerable to damage in the form of skin darkening, wrinkles, uneven texture, hyperpigmentation and even dermatitis along with life-threatening diseases like cancer. Thus, we must concentrate on topical application to maintain adequate levels and preventing skin
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All Neemli products are inspired by nature and are plant based so you can find common DIY ingredients such as aloe vera, green tea, olive oil and more but for these ingredients to work much farther than
Role of Vitamin C in your Skincare
Antioxidant- While the skin’s natural lipid(oil) and water
content(skin barrier) work as a protective layer, it can not stop UV
rays from entering the skin and causing free radicals that lead to
cell damage. When we have applied a serum that contains studied
form of vitamin C, it neutralises those scavengers before they could
start breaking down the skin cells and harm DNA.
Delay and Reduce Wrinkles- Collagen is one of two very
Fade Dark Spots- It has been researched that vitamin C disrupts the
activity of tyrosinase—an enzyme that creates melanin(colour of our
skin). By doing so, it helps
dermatitis and injuries. Neemli Hyaluronic and Vitamin C serum is
specifically created to lighten dark spots and brighten the skin tone.
Prevent Lipid Peroxidation- Lipids are oils and fats naturally
present in our skin. They control the penetration of fluids in the
cells(or else we would look a living sponge bob) and protecting the
epidermis(top most layer of the skin) from the sun’s rays, extreme
weather and strong soap based cleansers. Every cell in our body
and obviously in the skin is made up of water and lipid layer
surrounding DNA and participating in the transportation of nutrients
in and out of the cell. However, lipids are prone to oxidation from
long sun exposure. Here’s when the crucial antioxidant role of
vitamin C kicks in. It prevents oxidation of lipids thus protecting the
skin barrier, cell membrane, DNA and also reducing acne
breakouts—according to some valuable research findings relating
lipid peroxidation with acne.
Amplifying Sun Protection- Most of the normal population think of
using vitamin C in the day time as a foolish idea. And this myth has
been developed and forced into people’s minds because vitamin C
has a tendency to oxidise, as in, it will break down in sunlight. But
we all know that sunscreen is a must as a part of healthy skincare
routine and most vitamin C products have other antioxidants to
prevent it from oxidising in the first place. While that myth is all clear
now, let is focus on facts. Vitamin C has been proven to fight both
sun and pollution related oxidative species and this makes it a
wonderful ingredient to add in day time routine. Together with
sunscreens, it makes a perfect pair to prevent and repair damage
that happens throughout the day. A win win combination!
Why Is Neemli Hyaluronic & Vitamin C Serum
Today, we have many varieties of vitamin C layed out in all types of
formulas and it is only a matter of minutes before we leave the
shopping counter and walk towards a glowing skin. But wait right
there! While derivative forms of vitamin C work as antioxidants, not
all of them have the potential to penetrate the skin well and fight
“3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, present in Neemli
Hyaluronic & Vitamin C Serum is a highly stable
and penetrable form of vitamin C. It has shown
excellent skin brightening benefits in many
studies. It converts into ascorbic acid(pure
vitamin C) in the skin and due to its smaller
molecular size, it can also reach further to help
Unlike other brands that focus on vitamin C solely, we have gone a step further by adding 1% pure Hyaluronic Acid that injects the cells with
Without the use of silicones or fillers, this serum gives a primer like
Combining the serum with our day and night creams creates a synergistic combination to deliver antioxidants, defy ageing, boost hydration to deeper layers of the skin and prevent transepidermal water loss.
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