Vitamin C really is natures little power house. Often taken to prevent and treat the common cold, it can also help to improve the appearance of wrinkles and boost collagen production.
It is collagen that is responsible for the elasticity in the skin. For example, collagen allows the skin to stretch when we smile.
Unfortunately, our collagen production declines as we age, meaning our repetitive facial expressions can leave wrinkles and marks on the face.
Vitamin C is also known as l’ascorbic acid. It is an anti-oxidant that can protect the skin from damaging free radicals such as pollution and ultra violet rays from the sun.
When Vitamin C is properly delivered into the skin cells, it works to improve skin texture and the appearance of wrinkles. One of the most effective ways to do this is by incorporating a Vitamin C serum into your daily (morning) skincare routine. The serum goes on the skin immediately after cleansing and then a moisturiser and sun protection factor can be applied on top.
Absolute Aesthetics recommend the Obagi Professional-C Serums. The serum offers maximum daily antioxidant protection and great penetration. The greater the penetration, the greater the antioxidant benefit to your skin.
Using a professional strength Vitamin C Serum can give skin the superior protection it needs to :
- Lighten and brighten skin for a more even tone
- Stimulate collagen production for firmer and more resilient skin
- Protect again free radicals
- Slow down the premature signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles
The Obagi Professional C-Serum comes in three strengths of 10%, 15% and 20%. If you are new to clinical skincare, we would recommend a 10% serum to see how the skin initially reacts and improves.
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