Vitamin C

Vitamin C occurs naturally in the body and nature and is known as L-ascorbic acid. It is used in skin care because it is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help to protect the skin from the damaging effects of sun, smoking, pollution and other things in our environment that cause the skin to age.

Have you ever applied lemon juice to a cut apple to prevent it from turning brown? The brown colour in cut apples is from oxidation (much like aging skin) and the vitamin C in the lemon juice is what prevents it from oxidizing, or turning brown.

Vitamin C actually protects the skin from damage that is caused by exposure to the sun. It also helps to promote the formation of collagen, which provides support and strength to the skin. This causes a decrease in fine lines and wrinkles and can also improve the texture of the skin. Vitamin C can also help to lighten skin discolorations caused by sun damage.

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