There is a lot Vitamin C can do for your skin including its ability to even out skin tone, diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and fade pigmentation. It is a powerful antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals, thus protects against photo-ageing / UV damage and pollution. Because of its antioxidant properties, vitamin C aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process.
At Albiva we use Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, which is a new generation of bioavailable Vitamin C. What makes it different from all the rest is that it’s oil-soluble, so it penetrates skin faster than any other form of vitamin C and we can use it in high concentrations.
It works as a powerful antioxidant and brightening agent, with both anti-acne and anti-aging capabilities. Like other forms of Vitamin C, it helps prevent cellular ageing by inhibiting the cross-linking of collagen, oxidation of proteins, and lipid peroxidation. We pair it with the antioxidant Vitamin E, as it works synergistically. It has demonstrated superior percutaneous absorption and stability. Many studies have confirmed the skin brightening, photo-protective, and hydrating effects it can have on the skin.
Unlike L-Ascorbic acid (another form of vitamin C), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate will not irritate the skin and it has been shown to be twice as effective. It is well tolerated by even the most sensitive skin types.
The most common way to get vitamin C in a skin-care routine is in a serum, such as our Brightening Serum. However, if you’d rather not add an extra step to your skincare routine, you can also get vitamin C in cleansers, such as our Nourishing Cleanser and moisturisers, such as our Lift & Firm Moisturiser.
Vitamin C effectiveness increases when combined with other antioxidants, such as the mix of antioxidants present in our natural plant extracts and together they can increase protection against free-radical damage.
Wondering whether you can mix vitamin C with your other actives? The answer is yes. Vitamin C is safe to use in conjunction with other skincare actives, such as exfoliating acids, other vitamins and antioxidants, retinols and SPF. And don’t reserve vitamin C just for your evening skincare routine. Applying vitamin C products in the morning will provide protection against UV as it soaks up those free-radicals. The wonder of vitamin C is that it is both preventative as well as corrective.
We all know of the benefits & importance of Vitamin C in our skincare and why this vitamin is a multi-tasking powerhouse for our skin
However, as vitamin C is extremely sensitive to air and light and will break down if exposed to them, to see the real results we should also pay attention to the correct packaging and storage to prevent oxidation, the concentration within the product, the form of the vitamin and its delivery system and the formula (what has it been paired with), all of which have been carefully considered in our ECM Advancer Repair range.