Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) provides remarkable tissue rejuvenating and regenerating properties that help to prevent premature skin aging.
One of the darlings of any anti-aging skin care regimen, Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) can now be found in creams, serums, powders and even eye and lip treatments. What's good to know is that Vitamin C is an effective ingredient and delivers many benefits to skin.
There is considerable evidence to support Vitamin C's effectiveness on skin, which includes:
an increase in collagen synthesis, which helps to thicken the skin
antioxidant activity which reduces skin damage caused by free radicals that can be generated by pollution, the sun and cigarette smoke
an improvement in the appearance of sun damaged skin
increasing moisture content of skin by thickening skin, thereby preventing moisture loss