The Benefits of Topical Vitamin C

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woman's face, The Benefits of Topical Vitamin C, UW Health Transformations Jeune Skin Care, Madison, WisconsinHave you ever wondered why topical vitamin C products have been garnering so much attention lately?


If you are concerned about uneven skin tone, sun damaged skin, wrinkles and even hyperpigmented areas, you may want to take a glimpse into the anti-aging benefits of topical vitamin C products.


In fact, topical vitamin C delivers 20 times more vitamin C than oral intake!


Now available in serums, creams, and powders, vitamin C is backed up by clinical research to support its claims of repairing damaged skin and preventing further damage. These include:

  • Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, particularly in regard to protecting skin cells from UV-induced damage
  • Vitamin C promotes collagen production to reduce fine lines, and has the potential to thicken the dermis
  • Vitamin C causes an anti-inflammatory response in the skin, preventing redness and inflammation even after sun exposure
  • Vitamin C has a positive effect on reducing hyperpigmention at levels of 5% and above
  • Vitamin C improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin by strengthening skin's ability to repair

Why do some vitamin C products work and some don't?


Many companies have used derivatives of vitamin C, such as ascorbic acid and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. While these types of vitamin C produce some benefit, recent studies have shown that vitamin C derivatives are not able to penetrate the skin - the percentage may not be even be great enough to notice visible results.


L-ascorbic acid, however, is the purest, most potent, and only form of topical vitamin C that can fully be absorbed by the skin. Once L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is applied to the skin it is immediately absorbed, cannot be washed off, and will remain in the skin for up to 72 hours. L-ascorbic acid works at a cellular level to "reweave" the skin fibers, building and binding the cells together, resulting in smoother, more youthful skin.


One of the most recent vitamin Cs receiving attention (such as in research at Duke University), is SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. C E Ferulic is a revolutionary topical antioxidant combination that provides eight times the skin's natural photoaging protection. 


C E Ferulic contains the original potent formulation of 15% pure L-ascorbic acid and 1% vitamin E. However, the addition of Ferulic acid - a plant based antioxidant - doubles the performance. The formulation provides unmatched protection against UV-induced irritation and cellular damage that results in premature skin aging.


Daily application of this C E Ferulic serum, along with the use of a broad-spectrum sun block, offers ultimate protection from UV light and associated skin damage.

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To find the best products for your skin type, Jeune Skin Care offers complimentary skin evaluations with one of our licensed medical aestheticians. Please call (608) 836-9990 to set up your appointment.