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Vitamin C and skin aging – the science behind it

Vitamin C is not just for eating!

Did you know Vitamin C is essential in combating the aging process on the outside of your body as well as the inside?

Vitamin C for skin careVitamin C is great for our skin in two ways
– it fights free radicals that cause skin to prematurely break down and sag – and – it is essential in the creation and maintenance of collagen in our skin. An impressive array of clinical studies have demonstrated that treating your skin with topical Vitamin C can quickly rejuvenate aging skin – making it look smoother, younger and more vibrant.

The Science is this:

Free radicals are chemically unstable molecules with an unpaired electron, which means they seek out other molecules with an unpaired electron to bond with. Free radicals wreak havoc on our skin because they ‘steal’ electrons from the molecules that make up healthy cell structures – including our collagen proteins. This causes the collagen to break down and causes the skin to sag, lose elasticity and firmness.

Vitamin CFree radical are very hard to completely avoid because they are just about everywhere – we are exposed to them through air pollution, diet, drugs, stress, smoking and even inflammation, excessive exercise and exposure to sunlight.

The good news is that nature has the answer in the humble Vitamin C which can neutralize free radicals before they get a chance to steal from your collagen. A potent antioxidant, vitamin c works by acting as an `electron donor’ – bonding with free radicals on a molecular level to neutralize them before they have a chance to damage the skin.

Vitamin C is also the very nutrient responsible for the creation and maintenance of collagen in our skin – Collagen is a protein that essentially forms the framework that makes skin firm and smooth. We know as we age, the amount of collagen in our skin drastically declines. For this reason Vitamin C is an essential tool for improving collagen levels as we age.

CELL-Infuse-Regenisis-Vitamin-SerumWhich is why I developed the Cell Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum here in Australia to include in the LifeCell Australia range. The first task in developing this wonderful anti-aging serum was to find the best Vitamin C available. Why? Because getting the right kind of Vitamin C for your skin is vitally important. Our cutting-edge form of Vitamin C, unlike others, is also lipid-soluble. This gives our Vitamin C the unique ability to penetrate deep into your skin and fight free radicals on a cellular level. Within days you will notice that Cell Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum has given you – smoother, firmer, more supple skin – fewer fine lines and wrinkles – reduced dark spots and discolorations – a brighter, more radiant complexion – more even skin colour and tone – better overall skin health.

But Vitamin C is not enough on it’s own to fight against the signs of premature aging, which is why we have included in our Cell Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum a range of carefully selected ingredients to support and enhance and unlock the magic of our fabulous Vitamin C. Vitamin B3 and B5 for firmness and increased elasticity, Vitamin E and A and some beautiful Pure Organic extracts to moisturise and de-age the skin.

citrus fruits containing Vitamin CWhy is it so important to apply Vitamin C directly to your skin?

While our skin naturally contains high levels of Vitamin C in youth our levels begin to decline as we age, and it’s hard to replenish. Vitamin C is water-soluble, which means most of the vitamin C we consume is rapidly excreted. This is why consuming Vitamin C is not enough; applying it directly to the skin has been shown to be the most effective way of improving collagen synthesis in the skin.

Good skin means better health

There is something else you should understand about caring for your skin – it’s not just a matter of looking good. Your skin is a protective barrier for your entire body, and its aging not only affects how old you look, but can also expose you to significant health risks such as infection, exposure to environmental chemicals and UV radiation. So it’s vitally important to keep your skin healthy! And research has shown that one of the very best ways to do that is with topically applied vitamin C.

Yours in good health,
Judy and TeamCELL Infuse Regenisis Vitamin Serum

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