I’m pretty sure you’ve heard that Vitamin C helps you fight colds and keeps you from getting sick. I’d also be confident that at some point in your life you may have heard the 19th century British sailors were called Limeys because of their regular consumption of lime juice. It was used to prevent the development of scurvy during their long sea voyages. And if you’re really up on your vitamin C, you’ll know that if you don’t consume enough, it can cause nosebleeds, dry and split hair, painful swelling in your joints, bleeding gums and potential weight gain due to a slowed metabolism. But what I’m betting you don’t know is how important it is to maintain healthy skin.
Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant for both internal and external skin care maintenance and its effectiveness is backed by a large amount of scientific evidence. There are two main benefits that Vitamin C has in regards skin care. First, it is required for the growth and repair of tissues and the formation of collagen – a required protein, used in the formation of new skin. So when Vitamin C is applied to the skin, there is a very good chance that it will reduce the visibility of wrinkles as well as improve skin texture.
Secondly, as an antioxidant, Vitamin C is an essential nutrient, both topically, and internally, as it tends to block some of the damages caused by free radicals that are created when our bodies convert food into energy. Over time, the build up of these by-products are largely responsible for the aging process and are contributors to the development of a variety of things you don’t want like heart disease, arthritis and cancer.
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There's a bit of a catch when finding the right product to use with vitamin C. Here's why... In the presence of air, or other oxidizing agents, liquid vitamin C is quite unstable and tends to oxidize relatively quickly, dramatically reducing the effectiveness of boosting collagen synthesis and removing free radical damage. It also may actually promote free radical formation. And unfortunately, with poorly prepared skin care products, the vitamin C may already be oxidized before you even use it. But don’t worry! There are stabilized varieties of vitamin C that negate the oxidization issues. The primary form of vitamin C that you should look for when looking at topical products, is Ascorbyl palmitate, a fat-soluble antioxidant that is very effective in protecting the skin from lipid peroxidation (a form of free radical skin damage). For internal use, Citric Acid and Ascorbic acid work just fine.
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So What BORBA products contain Vitamin C?
All BORBA Nutraceuticals, inclduing Skin Balance Waters and Aqua-less Crystallines have more than 100% of your daily need for Vitamin C as Ascorbic Acid. See:
Plus you can find Vitamin C in a variety of my topical products as well, as of course the forementioned Ascorbyl palmitate. See: