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At this point, we’ve fairly well-established that vitamin C is quite beneficial to skin care, that it’s necessary for you to keep being alive, and that having a lot of it in your system—a lot more than is strictly necessary to survive—is good for your health and your skin.
But would you believe us if we said that vitamin C’s long list of merits didn’t stop there? Well, you should! See, it turns out that in addition to helping you produce the collagen you need to keep your skin tight, wrinkle-free, and youthful in appearance and brightening dark spots to even out the overall tone of your face (which, by the way, has a very anti-aging effect and contributes to a youthful, radiant face), it’s also a potent antioxidant! This is definitely exciting for the world of skin care, so Vine Vera intends to dive into this with an in-depth look at vitamin C as an antioxidant.
What’s an Antioxidant?
Before you groan and stop reading, thinking “isn’t that obvious?” take a second to really think about it. How often have you heard the word “antioxidant” thrown around without any real description of what an antioxidant is or how it works? Even if you have a vague idea of the nature and function of antioxidants, do you really know that much? Antioxidants are powerful things when it comes to skin care and health, but they get talked about a lot without any insight as to, you know, what they even are.
So we’ll break it down for you, nice and simple. An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits a type of chemical reaction that occurs inside your body called an “oxidation reaction.” Oxidation reactions are a normal part of life, but the problem is that these reaction cause particles called “free radicals” to be released all over the place, and free radicals have a nasty habit of tearing up cells, leaving damaged or dead cells behind. By preventing oxidation reactions from ever happening, then, antioxidants keep your cells alive, healthy, and functioning well. This has a number of positive health benefits, including more radiant and supple skin as a result of your skin cells being better able to stay alive and resist damage.
Vitamin C as an Antioxidant
A recent study seems to show that vitamin C is able to inhibit oxidation reactions just like antioxidants such as resveratrol, making vitamin C an antioxidant as well. This has a number of implications for skin care, but mainly, it means that adding vitamin C to topically applied skin care products could go a long way towards keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful. This is especially true when vitamin C is added to products that already contain other antioxidants, because having multiple types of antioxidant might mean being able to cover a wider range of oxidation reactions happening in your body.
As such, Vine Vera’s Vitamin C Collection, which contains both vitamin C and resveratrol, is highly recommended for—in addition to its other benefits such as improving the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles, its dynamic duo of two potent antioxidants.