Ingredient Crush: Vitamin C

August 19, 2018

Ingredient Crush: Vitamin C

When it comes to ingredients that make up the Fitglow Fountain of Youth, Vitamin C is among the top of our must-have anti-aging nutrients to help the skin fight signs of aging and restore its youthful appearance.

Vitamin C applied topically to the skin promotes the production of collagen by stimulating collagen synthesis. By boosting the skins ability to produce collagen, this, in turn, improves skins firmness; smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Diminished lines and improved firmness alone has us signing up for our daily dose of Vitamin C.

Next is one of Vitamin C's best properties, its ability to fade hyperpigmentation and reverse sun damage. It brightens and evens the skin tone by pushing out old cells and pumping the production of new, bright young cells. Out with the old, in with the new! As a result, you get to wave goodbye to hyperpigmentation, scars, marks, and darkness including the under eye area, as you welcome in the new bright and fresh skin cells. Hello youthful glow! The result is not only a more even skin tone, but a brighter, radiant complexion. We’re definitely signed up for that Vitamin C perk!

Beyond all of that hard work, Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, transforming the skin cells into warriors for fighting off free radical damage, environmental pollutants, as well as prevent future sun damage. The cells become strengthened and less susceptible to harmful intruders like UV rays and free radicals, so damage and breakdown is reduced in the skin. Vitamin C works to treat the skin, as well as strengthen its ability to fend for itself. That’s an ingredient hero if you ask us.

Vitamin C is water soluble, which is why we use a water-based delivery system, often aloe vera, to maximize absorption and penetration into the skin. We also deliver Vitamin C in some of our products via liposomes, which means the nutrients are wrapped in a bubble that replicates the skin cell membrane, which allows the nutrients to be delivered right into the cell where they will be put to work and their benefits and properties will be best utilized.

Vitamin C can be destabilized with air. The Vitamin C in Fitglow products is stabilized with complementary nutrients, the way the products are formulated, as well as the airless pump system of many of the products. Because of these considerations, the Vitamin C in Fitglow products is delivered to the skin in a way the skin understands it and can optimize the results of the ingredient. It becomes an effective anti-aging superhero in your skincare and makeup regime.

Vitamin C can be found in the Fitglow lineup in the Vita Active Serum, Vita Active Foundation, Eye C Firm, Vita Active Cleanser, and in the Age Clear Serum Pads.