Vitamin C Can Help Reducing Wrinkles

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, has been known to be effective against fine lines and wrinkles and is proven so through scientific evidence.

If you are considering finding an effective skin care cream to help reduce the signs of aging then there are some things you should be aware of before buying the first product advertised to make you ten years younger in a week.

First of all, that is not going to happen, even with Botox injections.

So, take the time to find a product that contains ingredients that claims to promote collagen stimulation safely. Plan on using it for several weeks before any results begin to show. It may be a good idea to have someone take a picture of your face before starting, so that you will be able to see visible results.

Sometimes, you can’t always go on what you see in the mirror every day because the change in the appearance of fine lines may be so subtle that you may give up without realizing that improvements have happened.

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, has been known to be effective against fine lines and wrinkles and is proven so through scientific evidence.

The downside of using a vitamin c cream is that it is unstable. If it is left open to oxygen for a period of time, it can produce free radicals, which are harmful. Therefore, there are not many products made with straight vitamin C.

There are however derivatives of vitamin C that are deemed effective in fighting wrinkles and aging skin. Scientists are always trying to find vitamins or minerals that can match the action of vitamin C without the breakdown and dangers. The ultimate find would be one with the same characteristics as vitamin C that doesn’t alter with oxidation and still promotes collagen production.

Luckily, two different compounds have shown signs of the similarities. They are ascorbyl palmitate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. Scientists are still working on other derivatives as well.

The ascorbyl palmitate is used the most because of its fat-soluble derivative of vitamin C. It is more stable, and is an antioxidant that is as effective in protecting the skin from free radical damage as vitamin E. The downside of this one is that it does not seem to promote collagen synthesis.

The Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate is a water-soluble derivative that is more stable than vitamin C and seems to boost skin collagen production, but is less concentrated than the vitamin c cream. It would be a good choice for those with sensitive skin.

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