Vitamin C in your Skincare - Elm Beauty

This time of year after a harsh Winter, Plenty of partying and doses we all need a boost but so does our skin.

The New Year is a great time to review your skin regime. A good place to start is with a skin analysis and a boosting facial packed full of Vitamin C.

Benefits of Vitamin C

The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photo-damage.

Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation and environmental pollutants can accelerate skin ageing by degrading collagen and triggering oxidative stress in the skin. Fortunately, the anti-aging benefits of a time-honoured remedy used by ancient civilizations to heal their skin can help overcome these undesirable effects.

While vitamin C is an important nutrient for overall health, little reaches the skin when orally ingested. As levels of vitamin C in the skin decline with age, replenishing levels directly in the skin can help combat collagen degradation and oxidative stress. Results from clinical trials show that when applied topically, vitamin C promotes collagen formation and mitigates the effects of free radicals, helping to maintain firm and youthful skin.

Rose hips, the berry-like fruits that are left behind after a rose dies, contain more vitamin C—about 20 times that of an orange. In fact, it is precisely this high level of vitamin C that gives rose hips, sea buckhorn, and other fruits their potent skin-rejuvenating powers.

It is not surprising that centuries ago, Native Americans made a vitamin C-rich paste out of rose petals to moisten and heal their skin. In fact, cold cream was originally known as “ointment of rose water” because of its two main ingredients: rose oil and rose water.

Collagen is a structural support protein that is essential for firm, youthful skin. Overall, the amount of collagen in the skin tends to decline with age, an ongoing process that is accelerated by a number of factors like sunlight, smoking, free radicals, and inflammation. As the synthesis of new collagen slows down, topical vitamin C is one of the most effective ways to boost collagen synthesis and slow its degradation. What makes topical vitamin C preparations so important? Humans and a few other species lack the ability to produce the vitamin C that is so vital for beautiful, healthy skin. To make things even more challenging, vitamin C is water-soluble. The most effective method for replenishing vitamin C in the skin is therefore to go straight to the source, and apply it directly to the skin. Rejuvenating the skin by constantly replenishing vitamin C stores can therefore help maintain healthy, younger-looking skin, especially as we get older.

Decleor Vitamin C Facial - Hydra Floral White Petal

Visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots, refine your skin and reveal a brighter, radiant complexion with DECLÉOR Hydra Floral White Petal Skin Perfecting Concentrate – 98% naturally derived formula.

The combination of proven brightening ingredients: Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Pea extract, and Hyaluronic Acid provide optimal hydration and radiance. The White Petal collection gives the look of fresh and glowing skin. Balanced with Chamomile and Rose Floral Water, this concentrate is gentle on the skin.

Hydra Floral White Petal Sleeping Mask

During the night, this light gel mask enriched with Sweet Orange, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, essential oil and with Pea extract reduces the appearance of dark spots and refines skin texture. Wake up with transformed skin: recharged, bright, glowing and fresh like dew. The Neroli, Citrus Aurantium Amara, essential oil scent helps you to relax.

Apply a thin layer to a perfectly cleansed skin and leave it throughout the night. Use 2-3 times a week, alternating with your usual night care skin routine.

Call ELM 05991 81118 or Book online for a FREE skin consultation and Vitamin C facial.