Vitamin C, known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin and a powerful antioxidant used in the cosmetic field for its ability to counteract the effects of skin aging, both intrinsic and extrinsic. This ability is attributable to the strong antioxidant and photo protective properties of ascorbic acid.
Vitamin C is present on the skin in very low quantities. Among its innumerable functions, skin lightening stands out, by virtue of its inhibitory activity against the synthesis of tyrosine, a precursor molecule of melanin. Its anti-inflammatory properties are also known, especially in cases of erythema from prolonged sun exposure.
In the fight for the effects of aging, vitamin C also intervenes at another level: skin relaxation. In fact, it plays a key role in maintaining the optimal density of collagen in the dermis: biochemical studies have shown that it acts as a co-factor for lysine and proline hydroxylase, two enzymes essential in the biosynthesis of collagen.
In our creams it is included in the form GLUCOSIDE, a derivative stabilized with glucose, which has greater stability in the formulation and maintains the same sun protection, anti-aging and lightening properties. In this form it penetrates the skin where it is metabolized as a free vitamin C.
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