Although there are constantly new skin care products being released onto the market, each highlighting a specific ingredient with an abundance of health and beauty claims, research shows that the majority of these hypes aren’t actually backed by science. However, there is one ingredient that has been proven, time and time again, to help with a variety of skin care concerns. OROGOLD reviews how vitamin C can benefit the skin.

Woman examining her wrinkles in a mirror.

Wrinkles are something that we all dread, but, as we age, the collagen production in our bodies slows down, meaning that our skin is not as firm and can’t bounce back as well when it has been creased. Fortunately, one of vitamin C’s best benefits is that it plays a big part in the production of collagen, which means that when you make sure that the amount of vitamin C in your skin stays at a constant, you will be fighting against the formation of wrinkles by ensuring that your collagen production remains at an optimum level.

Age Spots and Sunburns
Vitamin C works extremely well when it comes to treating age spots, almost as well as if you were to get the age spots chemically treated. Vitamin C has been proven to reduce the number of sunburned cells in the skin, as well as reverse any age-related damage, such as age spots, that may have impacted the skin. Although you can’t replace your sunscreen with vitamin C, you can rest assured that any UV damage can be repaired with the use of vitamin C.

Image showing common skin concerns for women.

Antioxidant and Anti-Aging
Free radicals can cause damage to the collagen in our skin, causing fine lines, wrinkles and dryness. Vitamin C, being powerful antioxidant, provides a great level of protection against free radicals, and applying it topically to the skin has been proven to be up to 20 times more effective than taking it orally. It has also been recently discovered that ascorbic acid 2-phosphate, which comes from vitamin C, not only eliminates free radicals, but also reverses any damage that has been caused to our DNA. Products that contain vitamin C usually list it as ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid, so check ingredient lists to make sure that vitamin C is an active ingredient. OROGOLD also recommends using a product that contains 3-10% vitamin C.

Vitamin C can be found in many sources, from foods to a dry powder extract, which you can add to your own moisturizers, and it is even used in many of our very own OROGOLD skin care products. Since vitamin C is an antioxidant, it can easily deteriorate when it is exposed to the air and to light, so be sure to keep any skin care products well protected. From treating sun damage to protecting your skin from the harsh environment to keeping wrinkles and fine lines away, vitamin C has many great benefits for the skin, which is why OROGOLD strongly suggests that each and every one of you make sure that you are getting enough of it on a daily basis.

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