Skin type: Suitable for all skin types
Lesielle Range: Antioxidant Range and Tone and Stains Range
Vitamin C is an ingredient that many of the antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-blemish creams include. But what benefits does it have on our skin? In this article we’ll tell you the reason for its success as one of the star ingredients in personalised beauty treatments and the cosmetic world.
Vitamin C, also called Ascorbic Acid (or in its stabilized forms Ascorbyl Glucoside or Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate), is an antioxidant substance that has a fundamental role in the synthesis of collagen, healing and good maintenance in immune function.
However despite its important role our body is unable to store it, therefore we need a constant supply in order to for it function properly. Both by intake and by topical use, this vitamin strengthens the fight against free radicals and protects the cells against oxidation.
As a cosmetic skin cream, it prevents aging, unifies tone and cleans and protects against external agents that can damage our skin. That’s why it has become the active star ingredient in antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-skin pigment discoloration treatments over the years.
There are a few misconceptions believed about this vitamin, lets clear them up:
Vitamin C does not cause skin pigmentation discoloration, but on the contrary, it’s a depigmentation. This means that it helps to eliminate discoloration that we may have on our face and unifies skin color. What we must take into account is that we should wash our hands after applying it to avoid nail stains if we are using concentrated treatments.
Ascorbic acid does not react to light or oxygen and also protects us from external agents, including the sun thereby reinforcing sun protection (we must clarify that enhances the protection, but does not replace it). So, both before and after sunbathing, it’s favourable on our skin.
The two greatest benefits of including vitamin C in your personalised cosmetic treatment are the following:
Improves the tone of the skin: As we mentioned in the previous section, this is the main effect of Vitamin C as it has a depigmenting effect against discoloration which unifies the tone. This property gives it the acclaimed anti-fatigue effect, or highly publishised "Brightening" or “illuminating” effect.
Secondly, thanks to its powerful antioxidant effect, it fights against free radicals, protects us from environmental factors such as pollution, overall revitalizing our skin to give it a healthy appearance.
Other aspects to consider are:
Vitamin C is involved in the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which help to both prevent wrinkles and expression lines and promote the improvement of prevent wrinkles and expression lines.
Increases the elasticity of the skin by improving hydration. By rehydrating wrinkles helps to produce collagen therefore will cause our skin will look rejuvenated, hydrated and smooth.
Reinforces sun protection.
To create your customised treatment with Lesielle, you must first choose your moisturizing base according to your skin type.
Once you have chosen your ideal base and preferred texture, you can add the actives that you most like. If you would like to add Vitamin C, it belongs to two of our ranges; the Antioxidant range and also the Tone and Lesliele range.
Possible other actives we can include will depend on how we wish to improve in our skin:
To combat acne: Vitamin C + Salicylic Acid
Antioxidant treatment: Vitamin C + Vitamin E
Skin pigmentation: Vitamin C with Vitamin B3. Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide is the perfect companion with the Ascorbic Acid for action against skin-aging; pinch on this post to find out more.
If you have sensitive skin, you should know that vitamin C is not the most gentle active ingredient that we work with, so we recommend you check the compatibility of this active with your skin. With Lesielle you can test the actives one by one to see how your skin reacts to them, adding or detracting depending on your results.
This skin care system is changing the way we view treatments for sensitive skins, leading the way from having mild moisturisers to having effective beauty treatments.
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