Topical vitamin C must be in the form of L-ascorbic acid to be useful to the body and skin. L-ascobic acid is unstable and tends to break down rapidly, that’s why it is so difficult to produce for cosmetic preparations. The Cellex-C line offers a wide selection of skin care products, including cleansers, exfoliators, moisturizers, and treatments, which reverse the effects of aging producing younger-looking skin. The most common fat soluble Vitamin C derivative in skin care products is ascorbyl palmitate. This ingredient is more stable and less irritating than Vitamin C. Another derivative is the water soluble magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. Vitamin C derivatives have also been found by researchers that can be used as ingredients.
Derivatives of Vitamin C that can easily penetrate the skin cells and release a proper amount of acid to help the production of collagen are ideal. Vitamin C can benefit skin in two important ways. Adding vitamin C to a culture of skin cells (fibroblasts) dramatically increases the synthesis of collagen. Secondly, vitamin C is an antioxidant and can help reduce skin damage caused by free radicals. Most vitamin C derivatives on the market, including ascorbyl palmitate and magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate, consist of the ascorbic acid fragment (ascorbyl) and a fragment of another acid. Use of vitamin C can also boost the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen is an essential protein that keeps your skin firm and toned.
There are plenty of good reasons to add vitamin C to your diet and skin care program. Benefits of vitamin C on the outside of your body. Vitamin C products for skin care can provide greater protection against harmful UV rays, increase the production of collagen and decrease the look of fine lines and pigmentation that are the result of aging. This can actually be easier said than done, since the properties of vitamin C make it difficult to use in a skin care product. Use a variety of vitamin C derivatives in skin care products that will bring about the same benefits as natural vitamin C with less of the ingredient required for results. While Vitamin C products will work well for some they can be useless for others. Some skin care product ingredients dont respond effectively for all skin types.