It is one of the most frequently asked questions to Cypris consultants: are Vitamin C skin care products functional?
The answer is yes.
In short, ascorbic acid, the denomination for Vitamin C, is one of the most effective and powerful antioxidants.
Vitamin C skin care products counteract free radicals action and in addition to being an excellent anti-inflammatory.
However, let’s deepen, together the topic.
Vitamin C skin care products against skin aging
Thanks to specific cosmetic formulations, the use of Vitamin C in skin care products, allows to:
- stimulate collagen composition;
- counteract the oxidation processes of dermis cells, thus slowing down skin aging.
Vitamina C skin care products function on the skin
Vitamin C skin care products, moreover, allows to enrich formulations with anti-inflammatory properties, consisting in reducing inflammation and skin irritations, favoring a decrease in spots pigmentation, restoring complexion brightness, as well as increasing sunscreens protective efficacy against UV rays.
Although Vitamin C in skin care products represents an optimal substance for the human body, it is not rare that the acid component that characterizes Vitamin C can cause redness and itching.
Effects that generally fade with skin accustoming to the used product.
Otherwise, it may be necessary to prefer skin care products with a lower percentage of Vitamin C to make the product more tolerable for the skin.
Inside Vitamina C skin care products
The intake of Vitamin C in skin care products can take place in different forms: L-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl palmitate, retinyl ascorbate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.
Although L-ascorbic acid is Vitamin C most pure and potent form, this form often makes the formula less stable. This is the reason why the use of more stable forms is usually preferred.
Vitamin C properties in skin care
It’s advisable to prefer skin care products that use packaging preserving its content as far as possible from light and with less contact with the air to keep intact properties of products containing Vitamin C.
In this sense, when it comes to Vitamin C skin care products, recommendations for the product to choose are:
- to prefer cases that do not let the light pass or that are at most opaque;
- to choose products equipped with an airless dispenser: it allows to preserve the product from contact with air.
Vitamina C in face creams
Which Cypris skin care products contain Vitamin C?
- Atena Skin Aegis Precious Serum, precious highly concentrated serum, studied to effectively counteract the signs of ageing;
- Atena Skin Aegis Filler Cream, rich cream for a nourished, hydrated and smooth skin.
After a thorough face cleaning, apply the Precious Serum on the skin and massage until the serum is completely absorbed.
After applying the Daily cream, you will improve the absorption of all functional substances and guarantee an optimal Vitamin C supply on your skin, thanks to contained liquid crystals deriving from the olive oil, in addition to Vitamin E.