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KNOW YOUR INGREDIENTS! L-Ascorbic Acid - Powerhouse Antioxidant

L-Ascorbic Acid - Powerhouse Antioxidant

L-Ascorbic Acid is a form of Vitamin C.  There are many forms advertised in skincare making all sorts of "cure all" claims, but L-Ascorbic Acid is the most stable, powerful and effective form of this powerhouse antioxidant.   

 

We all know that Vitamins A, C, E, and other healthy antioxidant foods containing green tea polyphenols, pomegranate, berries and green leafy vegetables are a part of a very healthy diet.  They help strengthen our cells from the inside out!  But did you know that they can also help protect your skin from the outside?  Antioxidants such as Vitamin C act as “skin shields”.

 

Vitamin C Serums containing L-Ascorbic Acid should be a part of your healthy skin routine!  Used daily under your sunscreen, it helps protect skin from environmental stressors such as pollution, free radicals, dirt, pollen, even bacterias.  Think of it as your personal coat of armor!   In addition, Vitamin C used regularly,  has proven to stimulate collagen, minimize fine lines and helps brighten photo-damage, resulting in brighter, healthier, more resilient skin.

 

Next time you are looking for a great additional serum to add to your skincare routine, look for one with L-Ascorbic Acid in it. There are some great products out there that also include Ferulic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E.  These help make Vitamin C serums super effective.   Wear your Vitamin C serum during the day to pack an added punch of environmental protection.

 

A great trick -  Keep your Vitamin C serum in the refrigerator!  It feels great when you apply it after cleansing in the morning and keeps it from losing its potency!  And ALWAYS follow up with your sunscreen!

Author
Catherine Puckett L.E.

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