The chances are you’ll know something about Vitamin C - even if you don’t know anything else about vitamins and minerals! Did you know that sailors from the fifteenth century onwards often suffered from Scurvy, a disease caused by a severe deficiency in Vitamin C?!
Vitamin C helps to keep cells healthy and protect them and can also help in the wound healing process. It's also essential to maintain healthy blood vessels and bones. Many people are aware that it is found in oranges, but it can also be found in broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts and green and red peppers! As well as being important for overall physical health, Vitamin C is also really vital for skin health:
“The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make Vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have shown that Vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photo-damage”.
Vitamin C is as an ‘antioxidant’ – this means that it's a substance that can help directly tackle the ‘free radicals’ that damage skin cells and cause premature skin ageing - and as mentioned above, it is not only important that we ingest this vital vitamin, but also that we harness its particular power and consider applying it topically to our skin, too.
There are a number of skincare products available with Vitamin C contained within, and here at Appearance Based Medicine, we are proud to stock iS Clinical’s Super Serum Advance +. Super Serum Advance contains 15% L-Ascorbic Acid in a ‘slow release’ technology, and has been clinically proven to increase the production of collagen as well as:
- Promote wound healing & reduction of scar tissue
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
- Safely lighten & treat hyperpigmentation
- Provides superior antioxidant protection
If you are looking to update your skincare routine with an effective new product, why not consider iS Clinical’s Super Serum Advance +? Or book a further skincare consultation today at Appearance Based Medicine.