Vitamin C: The Miracle Ingredient For Skin That Glows
Just about every skin type can benefit from a daily dose of Vitamin C. The antioxidant's brightening, firming, smoothing and nourishing effects can make skin noticeably more healthy, even after a few treatments...
Whether you’re blemish-prone or dry or you want to preserve the gorgeous complexion you already have, adding vitamin C to your routine will give you both instant and long-term results.
Vitamin C (it also appears as ascorbic acid in ingredient lists) is well-studied in terms of its effects on skin, whether applied topically or taken orally. Like all antioxidants, it can help limit the formation of free radicals in skin caused by everything from UV rays to pollution, it can support existing collagen, and it even has some sun-protective qualities. Because it’s mildly exfoliating, it can help soften the look of dark spots, even skin tone, and brighten and plump skin so that lines appear less visible. Many of us have noticed a change in clarity and glow in our skin after using it for even just a few days. It’s not uncommon to find vitamin C and exfoliating acids, like alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic, lactic, citric) and salicylic acid, used together in formulas, as the combination can really retexturize skin. (If you have sensitive skin, err on the side of caution when you’re using any exfoliating acids, though vitamin C is generally well-tolerated.) Vitamin C in foods—oranges, kiwis, kale, broccoli, and many more—and in supplements like THE BEAUTY CHEF can also make an enormous difference in terms of skin health.
Whether you’re blemish-prone or dry, have skin that abruptly oscillates between the two, or want to keep your skin as gorgeous as it already is, vitamin C will serve you well. The formulas below all have vitamin C, work for morning and night, are beautifully clean and nontoxic, and leave you looking impossibly glowy and that much more well-rested.
Article originally appeared on goop.com
GLOW Inner Beauty Powder™ contains more than 20 organic, bio-fermented and probiotic superfoods including Dunaliella salina, maqui berry and queen garnet plum, as well as zinc and vitamin C for good gut health and glowing skin.
The award-winning GLOW™ is designed to not only support gut health, but also collagen synthesis, and beautiful skin, hair and nails, thanks to the presence of more than 20 bio-fermented, wholefood ingredients including zinc and vitamin C which support skin health. In a consumer trial, women observed that GLOW™ enhanced their skin luminosity, clarity, hydration and skin texture, as well as easing symptoms of pre-existing skin conditions.
GLOW™ has been developed with The Beauty Chef’s exclusive Flora Culture™ fermentation process to increase the bioavailability of the formula and create a live, broad-spectrum probiotic for a beautiful belly.
The delicious berry-flavoured formula also contains prebiotics and is packed with easily digested, supercharged nutrients that are absorbed quickly and effectively by your cells and vitamin C to support collagen synthesis and healthy skin.
For all the family, a unique complex of Food-Grown® Vitamin C & Bioflavonoids from Wild Nutrition. Being in Food-Grown form, our Vitamin C provides firm support without the necessity for high doses. Required for immunity, support post-exercise, energy, mood, iron absorption, antioxidant protection, skin, collagen formation and oral health (teeth and gums).