Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid plays a vital role in maintaining skin health. The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C defend skin against harmful UV radiation. Another feature of L-ascorbic acid is decreasing melanin production levels in the skin. It helps to lighten skin or treat hyperpigmentation and even out skin texture.

Due to natural ageing and other lifestyle changes, collagen levels in skin become low. Vitamin C is an inevitable key ingredient in the anti-ageing product range because it encourages new collagen to grow. It also helps to maintain the existing collagen level intact and protect it from damages.

Benefits of ascorbic acid for skin

Reduce lines and wrinkles:

With time, we may develop fine lines, wrinkles or other signs of ageing. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid works by promoting the production of collagen in the skin. This reduces the unwanted signs of ageing.

Providing sun protection:

Long-term sun exposure can have adverse effects on your skin, such as skin tanning, rough skin and skin redness. Using ascorbic acid containing products shields your skin from UV radiation.

Hydrate the skin:

Ascorbic acid enriched products help to reduce dryness by retaining moisture levels in the skin. This not only prevents dryness but also stops oiliness.

Reduces hyperpigmentation:

Due to increase in melanin production, dark patches start to form on the skin. Using vitamin C helps in lowering the dark pigmentation and gives a lightening effect to the skin.

Who can use ascorbic acid?

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is full of antioxidants. Every skin type can benefit from this active ingredient. For dry skin, it aids in reducing dryness by maintaining moisture levels in the skin. For oily or acne- prone skin, it helps in reducing the dark spots caused by pimples and acne. Ascorbic acid also helps in brightening the complexion of the skin and evens out the texture.

People with oily skin benefit greatly from using gel sunscreens. People who spend most of their time in sunlight should use this ingredient as it helps in providing protection from the long-term sun exposure.

Best time to use ascorbic acid

L-ascorbic acid or Vitamin C in brightening skin serum that helps to lighten the skin tone, fades dark spots as well as acne scars. It can be applied on any skin type both in the morning as well as in the night. You can leave ascorbic acid face serum on your face all day. You can even keep this serum on your face overnight.

You should use ascorbic acid sunscreen before stepping out in the sun both in summers as well as in winters. It provides long term protection against UV- A and UV-B rays. You should use this sunscreen after applying all the other skin care products.

Frequently Asked Questions About ascorbic acid

Always apply thinner consistency of product first, followed by thicker ones so that it gets absorbed quickly into the skin. Apply vitamin C serum directly on the skin and follow it by sunscreen that is thicker in nature.

Vitamin C products are ideal for all skin types. Thus, it does not cause any allergic reactions or have any side effects.

Kosmoderma Photo Protect sunscreen contains ascorbic acid in combination with propylene glycol. It protects your skin from harmful UV rays of the sun and maintains water content.

Yes, Kosmoderma C- brite vitamin C serum can be used by all the individuals on a regular basis. You can use 1-2 drops of vitamin C serum after cleansing your face.

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