August 30, 2021

Topical Vitamin C and the Skin

We all know vitamin C can help our bodies internally function at their best, but with increasing amounts of research, this supplement is showing up more and more in skincare products. So what can Vitamin C do for our body’s largest organ? This question uncovered some truly fascinating information.

Before we get into the benefits of Vitamin C for the skin, let's talk oxidation. If you’re anything like me, you’ve heard this term thrown around in conversations about skincare but never fully understood what happens to the skin during this process. Oxidation happens on a chemical level and occurs when free radicals come into contact with our skin. Free radicals are unstable molecules such as those that make up pollution, smoke, and UV irradiation. They seek stability by stealing an electron from our poor defenseless skin cells, rendering our once balanced compounds unstable. Over time this damages our skin’s cells, causing them to break down, and thus, we begin to see the signs of aging, including fine lines, loss of elasticity, and yes, the dreaded wrinkle.

Hopefully, I didn’t lose any of you chemistry-phobes, but it’s important to understand some of the causes of the war we wage on aging skin. And what can help you face this battle head-on? Enter our knight in shining armor, Vitamin C! This powerful antioxidant can actually repair the cell damage caused by oxidative stress. Remember those stolen electrons? Well, vitamin C can actually donate an electron to the atoms that make up our skin cells, making them whole and stable once more. This alleviates the stress on our skin's compounds and stops the cell from breaking down further. So although we can’t rid the world of free radicals, you can introduce a defense strategy for your precious skin by using skincare products that include vitamin C!

At Nurse Fiona Medical Spa, we carry the C THE EFFECT COLLECTION which includes a diverse product portfolio consisting of Medical Grade & All Natural + Organic. This collection of skincare products is loaded with Vitamin C, coupled with other powerful ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and Glycolic Acid to name a few! The most popular skincare product purchased at Nurse Fiona Medical Spa is our Medical Grade, C THE EFFECT, Vitamin C, E, Ferulic Serum. This soldier is armed with everything you need to fight the war on aging skin! Super ingredients include L-Ascorbic Acid 15.0%, dl-Tocopherol (Vitamin E) 1.0%, Ferulic Acid 0.5%, Acetyl Octapeptide-3 and Hyaluronic Acid. So, if you’re looking for a go-to product that offers preventative and corrective benefits you should truly consider adding a topical Vitamin C to your arsenal of skincare products. Your body’s largest organ will thank you for it!

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