Thursday, June 6, 2013

What's Your Vitamin C IQ?

What's Your Vitamin C IQ?

THE SCIENCE OF VITAMIN C AND ANTI-AGING

Over the past several years, you may have come across research into something called free radicals and how they relate to the aging process. Free radicals are molecules that are missing an electron in their outer rings, making them unstable. Because the free radical molecule is unstable, it will "steal" electrons from the nearby atoms in healthy cells, creating another free radical and setting off a cycle of free radical creation, which ultimately results in destruction of healthy cells and tissue. We are exposed to these free radicals from things like UV rays, pollution, cigarette smoke and stress. Free radicals are thought to cause a number of skin conditions related to aging, including skin darkening, inflammation, and the breakdown of collagen and elastin – elements that make the skin plump and youthful. Years of exposure to free radicals causes our skin to show signs of aging.
Antioxidant Behavior



WHAT YOU CAN DO TO REPAIR SKIN AND PROTECT IT FROM FURTHER DAMAGE:

Advancements and discoveries in modern skin care have resulted in a solution in the form of antioxidants. Antioxidants are the heroes that come along to protect our skin from free radicals – they have the potential to slow the signs of aging. As an antioxidant, L-ascorbic Acid (also known as Vitamin C) has garnered serious attention. Research shows that it stimulates collagen production, while simultaneously working as an anti-inflammatory to speed up wound healing. While eating your citrus every day is certainly healthy, it alone will not be effective in the fight against the aging process. When ingested, a very small percentage of Vitamin C actually reaches the skin. Topical application is preferred for maximum skin care benefit, and L-ascorbic Acid is the only form of Vitamin C that penetrates the skin. Start your skin care routine by applying topical Vitamin C every morning for protection against free radical damage, and start seeing results in as little as 8-12 weeks.
What to look for in a Vitamin C Serum



WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A VITAMIN C SERUM:

The right pH: Studies show pH needs to be between 2.0 - 3.8 in order for Vitamin C serums to be effectively absorbed into the skin - choose a serum in this range. All of our glo therapeutics Vitamin C serums fall in this range for maximum efficacy.


The right form of Ascorbic Acid: Clinical studies show the chirally correct form of Ascorbic Acid is the only form of Vitamin C the body recognizes and therefore can utilize to help support collagen synthesis. Choose a Vitamin C serum that uses L-ascorbic Acid. You guessed right, all glo therapeutics Vitamin C serums utilize L-ascorbic Acid.


Added benefits: Supporting ingredients can boost the antioxidant benefits of Ascorbic Acid. Consider a serum like Ultra 15% Vitamin C which harnesses advanced supporting ingredients. Protect your protection: The dark amber bottle our Vitamin C serums come in protects the serum from sunlight to preserve its efficacy.
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