When vitamin C is used as an active anti-aging skin care ingredient it is found in several different forms including L-Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C Ester and Ascorbyl Palmitate.
When selecting Vitamin C skin care products, it is important to check the ingredient label to ensure that it contains a stable version of Vitamin C Ester; Ascorbyl Palmitate.
Ascorbyl Palmitate is a stable, absorbable version of Vitamin C used in facial rejuvenation treatments.
L-Ascorbic Acid is also widely considered to be an effective form of vitamin C which the skin can readily absorb in a stable version of 5% concentration.
L-Ascorbic Acid is often used in conjunction with hyaluronic acid to assist in effective absorption.
As a potent antioxidant, vitamin C works to neutralize free radicals which damage healthy skin cells. As a result, vitamin C is one of the best skin products because it addresses a wide range of aging skin symptoms.
Improving the health of skin cells thereby reducing darkening skin pigment caused by the skin's reaction to protect itself against harmful factors.
Overexposure to the sun along with other environmental factors and health conditions can increase the production of melanin. The more melanin produced, the more age spots and darker the skin can become.
Vitamin C skin care products help the surface of the skin to exfoliate away dead skin cells allowing new, healthy cells to emerge. Overtime, darkened skin tone becomes lighter and age spots fade away.