Health Trend: Vitamin C

It might not be a new word on the wellness scene, but everyone’s talking about vitamin C right now on the beauty circuit. Here’s what you need to know about why you need to add vitamin C into your skincare regime this year.

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Vitamin C isn’t exactly a new phenomenon on the wellness circuit, but when it comes to skincare, it’s what everyone’s talking about for 2018. But what’s all the fuss about? You’re probably used to hearing about the benefits of vitamin C in fighting colds and flu at this time of year, but it’s also a cult ingredient in skincare products.

Vitamin C has benefits in anti-ageing, working as a collagen booster to help skin look plumper and more luminous, plus it helps fight free radical damage caused by pollution and reduce inflammation and redness.

So, what should you be looking out for? The skincare versions of vitamin C come in several different forms, including L-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate and retinyl ascorbate. Don’t worry if these mean nothing to you; there are plenty of products out there with clearly sign-posted vitamin C benefits! It’s worth noting that vitamin C ingredients can break down on contact with light, air and water; so you need to be very careful with application.

Vitamin C Skincare Products Worth Trying…

  1. Lancer Advanced C Radiance Cream
  2. Dr. Sebagh Pure Vitamin C Powder Cream
  3. DCL C Scape High Potency Night Booster 30
  4. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic

And of course, you should also make sure your diet is rich in vitamin C to help boost your skin from the inside out. Citrus fruits, strawberries, bell peppers, kiwi, papaya and blackcurrants are all high in vitamin C, so why not start the day with a vit-C rich fruit smoothie to give yourself a head start?

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