• Sophie

Vitamin C

I've been a Therapist for almost 20 years and always have my ear to the ground for the latest Buzz in the Beauty Industry. Recently Team Chic were invited up to London to try some of the Industry's latest products from the market leader MediK8. The range offers state of the art Skin Peels with an emphasis on the use of Vitamin C as part of your daily Skincare routine! Read on to find out why!

Sophie (Team Chic Leader)

Want brighter, tighter and more youthful skin? Vitamin C may well be the answer. Not just vital for a healthy diet, it’s an anti-ageing powerhouse when applied topically to the skin, helping to reduce inflammation and pigmentation, protect against pollution and boost collagen production.

Why are people getting excited about Vitamin C?

The benefits of vitamin C have been causing a buzz in the beauty world recently – this may be because we’re more concerned about the way our environment affects our skin. For example, we are more aware of the damage pollution, sunlight and free radicals can cause, breaking down collagen, stressing the skin and accelerating the ageing process. Vitamin C works to counteract this and can be used to treat a wide variety of other issues, hence why it has become something of a hero ingredient.

What are the benefits of applying it directly to the Skin?

As a natural antioxidant, vitamin C can help to defend against free radicals (the particles found in pollution, smoke and UV rays, which are damaging to the skin); boost collagen production, which is crucial for a youthful complexion; and reduce brown spots and pigmentation.

Who will benefit most?

Vitamin C has strong anti-inflammatory properties, making it an ingredient to note if you struggle with acne or rosacea, but it works for all skin types and everyone should consider using it topically to maintain a healthy and youthful complex?

When should you start using it?

There is absolutely no harm in starting to use a topical vitamin C serum from your early 20s; when it comes to preventing sun damage, vitamin C can’t protect like an SPF but it can help to minimise the damage deep down that you can’t see, making it a powerful preventative ingredient.

What should you be looking for on the label?

It comes in different concentrations and is offered by many different brands although most commonly in serum form. However, not every product is suitable for every skin type so it’s worth having a consultation with a skin expert to determine what strength you should be using and whether any other creams or serums should be used alongside to further improve skin.

What product do I recommend?

If you’ve never used vitamin C topically, a good place to start is MediK8's Vitamin C range - we offer a variety of Vitamin C creams and serums available in various strengths to suit even the most senstitive of skin types

When buying a serum, keep an eye out for darker bottles – vitamin C is very sensitive and is often inactivated by light exposure. The best quality products come in dark bottles and in serum form to retain their potency.

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