Over the years, exposure to the sun and environmental pollutants accelerates the aging of your skin. Collagen, the substance that provides structure to your skin is degraded and triggers oxidative stress which makes the skin look lax, wrinkly, saggy and dull. Vitamin C helps reverse this process. It is an essential component in your body's production of collagen and it is a potent antioxidant that rejuvenates sun damaged, aged skin.
Everyone knows that Vitamin C is important for your overall health. For decades, Vitamin C has been touted to ward off the common cold by boosting the immune system. However, very little Vitamin C reaches the skin when orally ingested. Therefore topical Vitamin C provides one of the most effective ways to boost collagen production and slow its breakdown. Topical Vitamin C is 20 times more effective at rejuvenating your skin than taking it orally. Vitamin C also protects the skin from free radicals which accelerates the aging process.