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    Why You Need Vitamin C in Your Skincare Regimen

    Have you ever met a person who wants to look old? Someone who wants lines, wrinkles, age spots, etc.? We didn’t think so. In fact, we’d be so bold as to guess that most people are trying to turn back the clock, rejuvenate their skin so that they can show off a healthy, youthful glow. For any anti-aging skincare routine to be effective, it must have one powerful ingredient—Vitamin C.

    What Vitamin C Is and Does

    Vitamin C is called an antioxidant and a co-enzyme. Chemically, it bonds with other compounds to create a new compound. When working as an antioxidant, Vitamin C bonds with free radicals—lone electrons looking for a place to call home to neutralize their charge.

    Free radicals can be highly destructive, breaking up other chemical bonds to make a place for themselves. When this happens in the skin, it results in damage to compounds in the dermal matrix, including collagen and elastin—the proteins that give skin its firmness and resilience. However, when free radicals are bound to an antioxidant, they are simply neutralized with no resulting damage to other proteins or tissues.

    Why You Have to Have Vitamin C

    Free radicals are inevitable. They are created by exposure to environmental factors like:

    • UV radiation (which is present every day of the year regardless of weather or altitude)
    • Pollution
    • Some preservatives

    By living on Earth, you simply cannot avoid the chemical phenomenon of free radicals. So, you have to have antioxidants to counter their detrimental effects.

    How to Dose Your Skin with Vitamin C

    There are multiple sources and ways to deliver Vitamin C to your skin. You can rely on ingestion—i.e., eating foods with high Vitamin C content, such as:

    • Citrus fruit
    • Tropical fruit—pineapple, mango, papaya, kiwi
    • Strawberries and black currants
    • Red and green peppers
    • Kale
    • Broccoli
    • Brussels sprouts

    However, to really harness the powerful antioxidant potential of Vitamin C for your anti-aging campaign, you can also deliver it directly to your skin. Hale Cosmeceuticals has a number of products formulated with 100% pure Vitamin C (ascorbic acid):

    Our cold-processing technique ensures that the Vitamin C in our formulas remains chemically intact for maximum age-fighting potency.

    Infuse Vitamin C into your skincare regimen. Contact Hale Cosmeceuticals to request samples of our Vitamin C products or order your full-size product today!

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