The proliferation of skin care products that contain harsh chemicals clearly put people's health to risk. Some manufacturers of these products intentionally “hide” these ingredients and did not include them in the labels. Consumers are blind from these modus and continue to patronize these products.
But there are meticulous users who have the habit to scrutinize every ingredient included in their skin care products and when they see even just a small proportion of those “unsafe” components, they do not buy them.
However, there is one ingredient that is commonly included as one of the main ingredients in most skin care products that all consumers should not worry. And this is vitamin C.
As we all know, vitamin C is an important nutrient that the body needs. We need this to boost our immune system, to prevent us from getting colds or flu. But what most people do not know is vitamin C's important function in maintaining a healthy skin.
Vitamin C helps boost the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is a protein that contains the elasticity, firmness and suppleness of the skin. Without enough collagen, the skin will sag and wrinkles, laugh lines and fine lines will appear. But with more collagen in the body, the skin will be smooth, soft, glowing and younger-looking.
This is exactly the reason why vitamin C has been used as an ingredient in most skin care products, particularly for anti-aging. And it comes mostly in the form of a serum.
Vitamin C serum has been found to be very effective in erasing wrinkles, laugh lines, fine lines and skin sagging. With regular use, it can make the skin younger looking, glowing and full of radiance.
We can get a lot of vitamin C from fruits and some vegetables that we eat every day. But this is not enough to produce a reasonable amount of collagen.
Dermatologists say if applied topically and directly on the skin, vitamin C is much more effective since it is easily absorbed even into the deer layers of the skin.
But be aware that using vitamin C serum will make your skin more sensitive to the sun's ultraviolet rays so make sure you put on sunscreen with a higher SPF before going out of your house in the morning.
Another important thing to consider is that vitamin C serum will degrade easily and very quickly if exposed to air and light. So if you want to buy a bottle of vitamin C serum, look for those that are packaged in air tight and dark containers that both air and light would hard to penetrate.
If you are not sure about the quality and effectivity of the vitamin C serum you want to buy, ask your friends or relatives who have already used it. If still unsure, buy from a company with years of experience in producing the serum. Because for sure, this company is a trusted source. Of course, you do not want to gamble on your health.