Vitamin C for skin: treatments and benefits

Vitamina C para la Piel: Tratamientos y Beneficios

What is a vitamin and how it works

Vitamins are substances that work in our body as accelerators of metabolic and physiological processes. And they are also great precursors of other substances that our body needs, therefore, they are very important to us.

What is vitamin C and what is it for

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a hydrosolble vitamin, that is, it is water soluble. This vitamin has several functions:
  • Vitamin C reduces between 8 and 14 % colds.
  • It's a antioxidant And it can act as pro-oxidant, according to needs.
  • Vitamin C is needed for the formation of collagen and for red blood cell synthesis.
  • There are also some studies that indicate that vitamin C acts on the central nervous system and depression.
  • It contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system.
  • Being a powerful antioxidant, anti -free radical, anti -aging, prevents us from many diseases (cancer, diabetes, various cardiovascular pathologies).
In our skin, vitamin C is very interesting, since it fulfills several functions, acting at different levels. Oranges - Vitamin C

Where we find vitamin C

This important and complete vitamin for our health is not manufactured in our body, so We must make an external contribution. How? Mainly with food. Therefore, It is essential that you consume it with your daily diet, Keep in mind in men about 90 mg daily and in women about 75 mg per day. Remember that he is also a great warrior against free radicals and the aging, so you can't miss your day to day !!! It is very easy to find foods that contain it and that nature gives it to us:
  • Strawberries
  • Acerola berries
  • Citrus fruits (files, oranges, grapefruits, lemons)
  • Papaya
  • Black currency
  • Kiwi
  • Peppers
  • Guava
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cantaloupe
  • Spinach
  • Chard
  • Algae
  • Watercress
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Herbs: coriander, thyme, basil, parsley
As you will see there are no excuses not to take vitamin C!

Vitamin C benefits in cosmetics


The presence in vitamin C cosmetics is very common, this is due to its high power antioxidant or anti -aging, especially in front of the aging produced by the sun or photo aging.


In superficial melasmas (brown spots that usually appear after pregnancy or in front of hormonal disorders) or the spots produced by the sun, vitamin C is also very indicated, acts superficially in the upper layers of your skin, thanks to its Lighting and illuminating power.


It also has high power Antinflamatory. It has been proven to reduce inflammation by a solar burn. For the same reason in the medical field, its application has been studied in eccemas and psoriasis with excellent results.


It is also widely used in cosmetics indicated for spots, skins off and tired skins, since it has an effect illuminator almost immediate.

Participate in collagen production

Vitamin C has an important performance in the Collagen production, protein that acts as if it were a cell glue. As a scar, it gives our body form and support. We find it in several parts of our body, such as: bones, teeth, organs, cartilage and skin, where its effect is most interesting. As you know, we have several types of fibers in the skin: reticulin, elastic and collagen. That is why it is important to take into account that a collagen without collagen would not have support, it would not have consistency. This is where our beloved vitamin C acts, among the amino acids of these fibers, providing oxygen and hydrogen to favor the production of collagen. For this reason, its use in cosmetics is also very effective in the face of skin sagging.

When is indicated

Vitamin C is a great ally for fight and prevent your skin aging. Also, in our line Cellular Expression We combine it with Hyaluronic acid. This formula is perfect for you to check fast effects that your skin will quickly appreciate. It is indicated for various skin types:
  • Devitalized skins
  • Dehydrated skins
  • Skins with melanic spots
  • Skins caused by the sun
  • Also advised for men
  • And keep in mind that no matter age, if you are 30 years old you can also apply the entire line, it is a way to start preventing wrinkles as soon as possible.

Application of cosmetics with vitamin C

Vitamin C is present in various types of cosmetics. It is always advised to apply it better in the evening, since it is a substance that oxidizes with the Sun, in fact, many of the cosmetics that include it in its formulation are presented in opaque containers or topacio color to avoid oxidation. Vitamin C treatment can do so at home or in the aesthetics center, where a professional will perform a more specific and more concentration treatment than you can use at home. Cellular-Vitamin-C-Maystar cosmetics

Components of the line for use at home

For Daily use at home We find 3 cosmetics:

Illuminator Serum

It has great illuminating and moisturizing power. Indicated for all skin types, even if your skin is fat, it is ideal, since you can apply it at night after your habitual daily hygiene And also during the day, taking into account that you should always apply after applying photo protection. Within its formulation we find, in addition to vitamin C, 3% of other very interesting assets such as urea, with great moisturizing power, Chondrus Chrispus also with moisturizing action and aminocontraxyl that attenuates the presence of micro wrinkles.

Revitalizing lighting cream

Excellent light texture cream, equally indicated for a wide range of skins. Anyway, your skin is very fat, we recommend you better the lighting serum. In its formula, vitamin C is repeated, but in a somewhat lower concentration (1%, hyaluronic acid.) That, in the serum, which as you know is always the product with the highest concentration of assets.

Illuminating mousse mask

This mask is a real gift for your skin. We recommend it especially when you have a special event and want to be super pretty. To do this, perform a shock treatment by applying it every night for 7 days, you will see the incredible result. Make your usual hygiene of each night, and remember that twice a week you can make a mechanical exfoliation or scrub, then make an energetic massage with the revitalizing lighting cream (as long as you do not have acne lesions or very sensitive skin), Finally you apply a very fine layer of the illuminating mousse mask and sleep! You will see that it is absorbed very well and you will not stain the pillow. In the morning perform your usual hygiene and list!

Professional use products

Cellular Expression Vitamin C. has two products for cabin treatment:

Ascorbic acid complex

It contains a concentration of pure ascorbic acid (vitamin C) of 6%. Its presentation in individual ampoules favors its ease of application (after hygiene and exfoliation), with a slight massage, subsequently the massage is made with the chosen cream and finally the mask.

Revitalizing lighting cream

Thanks to its pleasant smell and texture is perfect to make a cabin massage. This same cream is presented in public sales format for home use. To get true results it is important to frequently apply products with vitamin C!

And finally here we leave you some tips

If your skin is very sensitive it is likely to feel a certain sting when you apply your vitamin C, go very cautious, and start little by little, first week three times a week and so you are measuring your tolerance. And as we have already said, it is convenient to apply your cosmetics with vitamin C at night, since It is an active substance very sensitive to sunlight and heat. After trying and seeing the effects on your skin you will never leave it! Start as soon as possible and you will not regret it! -Vitamina C, a must in your daily beauty-