Vitamin C Serum ? Price of youth!!!
Skin aging is a complex process of both intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging is a genetically programmed aging that happens to us all eventually, whereas extrinsic aging is due to environmental factors like sun rays, stress, sleep patterns, smoking and more. Psychological impact of aging increases the demand of very effective medical interventions. We all know that the danger zone for early aging is bad diet, sun, smoking and less sleep.
The free radical theory of aging proposed in 1956(Harman D. Ageing: a theory based on free radical and radiation chemistry. J Gerontol 1956;11:298-300)
This is globally accepted theory of aging and role of antioxidants is evident in anti-aging processes. With the explosion in medical technology in the last 25 years, scientists are able to repair the extrinsic injury to skin or even reduce the intrinsic aging. Most of the available treatments for skin anti aging focus the environmental aging or the photo-aging.
Proper selection and usage of both UVA and UVB protective sunscreens is advised as ultraviolet irradiation reduces production of type I procollagen, the major structural protein in human skin (Gordon ML. A conservative approach to the Nonsurgical Rejuvenation of the face. Dermatol Clin 2005;23:365-71).
Those products having natural ingredients have gain attention due to certain proven anti-aging effects on skin. Vitamin C has a certified role in the skin rejuvenating effects. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin which helps in the synthesis of skin collagen. It has a protective role against the harmful effects of sunlight when applied topically on skin as a sunscreen.
Topical use of vitamin C heralded the entry of the antioxidants into skin care. Besides antioxidant property, vitamin C has shown to stimulate both type I and type III collagen synthesis(Farris PK. Topical Vitamin C: A useful agent for treating photoaging and other dermatalogic conditions. Dermatol Surg 2005;31:814-7)
Vitamin C serum is a beneficial antioxidant for skin. It stimulates the production of skin collagen and this helps in reducing wrinkles and firming of the skin. Vitamin C serum when applied reduces the pigmented areas and effects the overall face rejuvenation. Topical application of skin serum allows proper absorption of Vitamin C in the skin and it remains in the cells for days to give maximum anti-aging effects by stimulating collagen synthesis.
Vitamin C serum contain almost 10% of the Vitamin C. This formulation of Vitamin C serum may contain proteins, combination of other enhancing Vitamins as well as almost six types of seaweeds( Jay Calvert, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon based in Beverly Hills and Orange County, CA). This combination plays a marvelous anti-aging effect on skin. In this skin serum formulation the Vitamin C is in the controlled release preparation to remain in the skin surface for days. This serum also works as an wound healing product and removes aging pigmentation. The other signs of aging like skin redness can also be cured by regular application of Vitamin C skin serum. Scientists and particularly dermatologist strongly recommend Vitamin C serum as a powerful anit-aging formula.
Gordon ML. A conservative approach to the Nonsurgical Rejuvenation of the face. Dermatol Clin 2005;23:365-71.
Harman D. Ageing: a theory based on free radical and radiation chemistry. J Gerontol 1956;11:298-300
Farris PK. Topical Vitamin C: A useful agent for treating photoaging and other dermatalogic conditions. Dermatol Surg 2005;31:814-7.
Jay Calvert, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon based in Beverly Hills and Orange County, CA).
Author: Dr Rubina Mushtaq