Vitamin C / L-ascorbic Acid

L-ascorbic Acid
is known as Vitamin C – one of the most powerful antioxidants. Helps reduce damages to your genetic material caused by UV-radiation. Neutralizes free radicals and restores skin’s balance. Products containing Vitamin C are recommended to use during periods of sun exposure. The vitamin will also reduce irritation and inflammation in your skin.

How does L-ascorbic Acid work?
Clinical studies has proved that Vitamin C reduces the number of sun damaged cells in your skin with 40-60%, as well as reducing UV-damages in skin’s genetic material by 62%. Vitamin C also has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps boost the production of collagen. A concentration of 10-20% is recommended to obtain desired effect. Higher concentrations are more effective.

How effective is L-ascorbic Acid?
A clinical study from 1999 showed that 84% of the respondents experienced significant improvement in fine lines (68%), skin texture/roughness (36%) and hyperpigmentation (32%). The respondents also experienced light tingling (55%), redness (24%) and dryness (5%), which is normal when treated with Vitamin C.