|Vitamin C: The Super Antioxidant Your Skin Is Craving
The topical form of Vitamin C is called ascorbic acid (the only form of vitamin C known to be recognized by the body), and it is known as “the most important skin antioxidant. Antioxidants protect against damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals as well as environmental pollutants. In particular, the antioxidant Vitamin C works by speeding up the skin’s natural repair systems and by directly inhibiting further damage. Numerous clinical studies have proven the skin benefits of Vitamin C and confirmed that it can help protect against the signs of skin damage by:
- Stimulating collagen synthesis
- Reducing inflammation
- Suppressing pigmentation
- Retaining moisture
- Enhancing UV protection
- Replenishing Vitamin E
Not All Topical Vitamin C Is Created Equal
There are many Vitamin C preparations on the market that claim to do amazing things for your skin. But be aware that Vitamin C in its most commonly found forms is highly unstable when exposed to oxygen, rendering it ineffective.
Fortunately, Obagi Professional-C use a Vitamin C formula in its most stable form, and absorbs and remains in the skin longer to offer maximum antioxidant benefit.
Sunscreens alone are not enough defense against sun and pollution.
ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION: FROM THE INSIDE
SUNSCREEN PROTECTION: FROM THE OUTSIDE