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Why is Vitamin C a must-have in your skin routine?

Vitamin C has emerged as a cult ingredient, right in the league with retinol and ceramides.

Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 20, 2018 19:37 IST ]
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We all are privy to the amazing ingredient that is Vitamin C. 

A go-to ingredient for fending off colds and flu as well as lessening stress levels, we’re used to taking vitamin C to boost our health, but if you didn’t know already it also works wonders on our skin.

A new buzzword amongst beauty buffs, Vitamin C is the newly identified superhero in the world of anti-ageing, anti-pigmentation, and skin-toning products.

According to The Independent, Vitamin C has emerged as a cult ingredient, right in the league with retinol and ceramides. It penetrates your skin and helps fight radical damage caused by the environment.

Vitamin C has also been noted to fight off pigmentation, inflammation, and uneven skin tone. Its particles are also known to repair lacklustre skin.

Vitamin C is also known to boost collagen, a hailed anti-ageing skincare ingredient. It is known to make skin firmer and more luminous.

There are several types of Vitamin C which can be used in your skincare routine, namely - Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Ascorbate, L-Ascorbic Acid, and Ascorbyl Palmitate.

However, L-Ascorbic is considered to be the most favourable one, depending on the scientific researchers. The right concentration which is 3 to 20 percent has proven to be most effective.

Vitamin C is also hailed to protect your skin from UV damage and environmental aggressors. It can be used before you leave the house as a morning routine or in the night before going to bed as a bedtime routine.

(with ANI inputs)

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