Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants we know and that we have most at hand. We can find it in food like oranges, strawberries, papayas, kiwis, mangos, parsley, or avocados.
In this post we want to tell you about some curiosities of this ingredient so in demand in the skincare sector.
Did you know that every 0.49 seconds a search is registered in Google with the term “Vitamin C”? Of them, almost half are related to skin.
Vitamin C is not only the favourite ingredient of the clients, but also of the aesthetic centres. But, what makes it the favourite of the cosmetic sector?
Inmaculada Vivó, Technical Director of Germaine de Capuccini answers, clarifies, and justifies the veracity (or not) of some of the myths related to Vitamin C..
“If I drink an orange juice daily my skin doesn’t need a cosmetic product with vitamin C”
FALSE – Our body isn’t capable of synthesizing Vitamin C and we have to get the daily dose necessary from eating food. Vit-C is essential for collagen synthesis, and this protein is present in the skin, the blood vessels, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and connective tissue that envelops vital organs. So, an orange juice is not enough to “satisfy” all these needs.
“Vitamin C should not be applied in summer”
FALSE – On the contrary. The antioxidising effect of Vitamin C defends the skin from the aggression of the free radicals generated by solar radiation. In summer, the hours of radiation are greater than in winter, so if the levels of Vitamin C are not sufficient, the generation of free radicals shoot up, leaving the skin unprotected.
“Cosmetics with Vitamin C stain the skin”
FALSE As long as the Vitamin C is well formulated, it should not stain the skin.
It is true that ascorbic acid is photosensitive and alters easily in contact with the light, but it is not photosensitizing, so once absorbed by the skin, it does not generate any type of alteration.
“Vitamin C is recommendable for all skin types”
TRUE – Due to its actions on the skin, Vitamin C is suitable for all skin types: oily, normal, dry, etc. or any sex or age.
However, it is interesting to know that Pure Vitamin C is an acid, so very sensitive or intolerant skin can feel a certain sensation of itchiness or irritation when applying it. This sensation disappears by spacing the applications until the skin gets used to it.
“The higher the concentration of vitamin C, the more benefits on the skin”
FALSE – That the effectiveness of Vitamin C depends on the dose applied does not mean that the higher the concentration, the more benefits.
It will depend on the characteristics and the capacity of the formulation to facilitate the liberation of the active ingredient in the skin.
Germaine de Capuccini has managed to increase up to 600% the amount of Vitamin C that penetrates the skin. In other words, with less concentration we obtain more benefits.
Germaine de Capuccini makes an effort to be at the vanguard of scientific advances that can be applied to our field. Each launching is a challenge.
On this occasion, Vitamin C has become the protagonist.
Timexpert Radiance C+ multiplies x6 the effectiveness of Pure Vitamin C thanks to the HLG patented nanopolymer, which nourishes the cells deeply and allows a sustained liberation of the active ingredients.
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