The ABCs of Vitamins’ Effects on the Skin–Vitamin C

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At Aspire Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, we recognize the importance of vitamins in your skin-care products and in your diet. So we’re going to spend a little time talking about those with the greatest impact on your skin’s appearance.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. It’s challenging to get effective levels of vitamin C in the skin, because it’s extremely unstable and difficult to formulate.

When it was first introduced, Vitamin C was shown to protect rats from UVA damage. It appears that when properly formulated, Vitamin C can stimulate fibroblast activity and collagen formation, helping to decrease fine lines, wrinkles and mottled skin. Try it in SkinMedica Vitamin C+E Complex.

Next time: Vitamin D

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