We know that vitamins are good for the insides of our body. But did you know that Vitamin C offers so many benefits to your skin it is difficult to narrow it down to even the top 3!
The skin’s appearance generally reflects the health of what is going on inside our bodies. Our skin as a living organ is the outward expression of our inner health. Taking steps to actively reduce the toxins we take in is one of the main reasons why we created OY-L plant-based skincare in the first place.
In product development, of course we knew about Vitamin C. When we began to uncover the rich benefits this super vitamin offers to heal and combat aging, we were convinced it had to be part of the line. Read on to learn about the top 3 benefits of Vitamin C and understand why powdered form is your best bet.
The Top 3 Benefits of Vitamin C for the Skin
Benefit #1: Cellular Regeneration
Did you know that Vitamin C promotes cellular revival and regeneration? It is particularly effective in wound healing, tissue remodeling and healthy cell turnover. Maybe that’s why mom always told us to take Vitamin C when we were sick, encouraging healthy new cells to build and knock out those nasty seasonal colds!
Benefit #2: Diminishes Fine Lines and Sagging
Vitamin C stimulates and promotes collagen production, to keep the skin plump and supple. 70% of our skin is comprised of collagen. Supporting healthy collagen has the potential to diminish fine lines and also prevent sagging. We know that eating certain foods supports our skin such as noshing on dark leafy greens, fatty fish, and drinking one of our favorite new products, SkinTe collagen sparkling tea. So nourishing the insides while treating the outside of our skin is the tag-team approach you want in preventing the first outward signs of aging.
Benefit #3: Clears up Age Spots
Let’s get a bit more medical to explain why all of a sudden, we see dark brown spots on our forehead, cheeks, and even hands as we age. We know that ultraviolet (UV) light, from the sun and any other UV light exposure, accelerates the production of melanin. After frequent and prolonged UV exposure, age spots appear when our melanin becomes clumped in high concentrations. Vitamin C, containing all of the properties to regenerate new cells and stimulate collagen production, also targets these darker melanin clumps on our skin. Regular use of Vitamin C on the skin inhibits over-production of melanin while also serving as an antioxidant protector against future UV induced photo-damage. Now that’s a super power Vitamin! This is also to say that a daily UV protector is critical, SPF 50 and above absolutely even on cloudy days. Regular use of Vitamin C product on your skin will enhance your skin’s radiance, plus brighten and treat existing hyper-pigmentation, without altering your current skin tone. Sounds great, doesn’t it? So what’s the catch?
Liquid versus Powder
What is not as commonly known is that Vitamin C in liquid form is a bit volatile. Meaning, it breaks down quickly and loses potency when exposed to light or heat. So every time you open a Vitamin C serum or liquid, the product loses potency and efficacy. Not exactly the best news of this wonder ingredient.
Because of this, many brands have begun offering Vitamin C blended in a powdered form, completely avoiding the volatility and longevity concerns. The powdered product allows you to blend and use just what you need when you need it.
The OY-L Cleansing Powder
is our own proprietary blend of top grade Vitamin C powder, white kaolin clay to draw out impurities, honey powder as a brand signature ingredient, doubling to serve as a humectant, along with essential oil extracts to create a deliciously fragrant and extremely effective Vitamin C cleansing powder.
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