What is vitamin C?
Vitamin C is naturally found in citrus fruits or can be produced synthetically. Unlike many other vitamins, the human body cannot synthesize (produce) vitamin C, and it has to be taken orally from food or externally through serum or products containing vitamin C applied topically to the skin.
18. In the 19th century, sailors discovered that consuming citrus fruits protects against dental health, bleeding, various skin concerns, especially scurvy, and mental ailments. With scientific studies conducted in the 1930s, it was confirmed that the thing that prevents scurvy is the vitamin C found in citrus fruits.
How does Vitamin C fight free radicals?
Environmental effects such as free radicals, UV and Infrared rays, environmental pollution, and cigarette smoke are negative conditions that produce free radicals. Free radicals are unstable (without a pair of electrons) molecules. In order to stabilize themselves (neutral), they remove electrons from the first molecules they come across (from our skin). Free radical damage causes premature aging of the skin. Wrinkles, color irregularity, blemishes, loss of elasticity, sagging are the signs of aging that occur as a result of free radical damage.
Vitamin C, especially in its pure form and in the form known as L-ascorbic acid, neutralizes free radicals by giving electrons, thus protecting the skin from free radical attacks and damage.
What are the benefits of vitamin C for our skin?
Pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) is a molecule with very strong antioxidant properties. Therefore, vitamin C is a vital molecule for skin health. It protects the skin from free radicals caused by negative factors such as sun rays (UV and Infrared rays), environmental pollution and cigarette smoke. It helps the skin to continue its functions in a healthy way and to preserve its youthful appearance, and prevents premature aging.
Vitamin C is the most effective and strongest antioxidant. The use of vitamin C provides visible positive results in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and color tone unevenness, while protecting the skin against adverse environmental conditions.