Why you need Vitamin C in your skincare

There any many health benefits of Vitamin C but did you know it’s a powerful ingredient in skincare? If you want even, youthful, glowing skin then now is the perfect time to add it to your daily routine.

What is it and why do I need it?
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, so think of it as an umbrella that protects your skin cells from the sun, stress and pollution, making it a great anti-ageing ingredient. It’s also responsible for Collagen Synthesis (the production of collagen in our skin), this means it can help prevent and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The earlier you start to look after your skin, the longer you can keep it looking it’s best. It is also great at regulating extra melanin (colour) giving the skin a more even appearance. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, have sun damage or feel your skin is looking dull, tired or lifeless from stress or lack of sleep then Vitamin C is the perfect solution. The skin brightening effects, give the skin a wonderfully luminous complexion.

If you smoke, then Vitamin C is a must as smoking depletes the Vitamin C from the body!

When should I start using Vitamin C in my skincare?
Anyone can benefit from Vitamin C, from your 20’s it’s important to start using antioxidants to prevent environmental ageing and sun damage, the collagen increasing benefit of Vitamin C makes it great for keeping the skin plump and firm. Pigmentation and sun spots start to appear in our 30’s, so using Vitamin C as well as sunscreen will help to prevent new pigmentation from coming up and even out what is already there.

Are there different types of Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is not very stable and can oxidise when exposed to the sun so you need to look for high quality concentrations in the right packaging. Look for ingredients like L-Ascorbic Acid,

Which products contain Vitamin C?
Our Germaine De Capuccini Time Expert C + A.G.E range has a serum, moisturiser and weekly mask to keep your skin looking amazing.