3 THINGS TO­KNOW ABOUT… Vi­ta­min C

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - BEAUTY -

This pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dant has mul­ti­ple bene ts, in­clud­ing col­la­gen re­gen­er­a­tion, skin bright­en­ing and de­creas­ing the rate of skin age­ing. It can also help pro­tect against sun dam­age and in­crease the ef cacy of your SPF. There are dif­fer­ent types of vi­ta­min C, in­clud­ing l-ascor­bic acid, ester C, ascor­byl palmi­tate and tetra­hexylde­cyl ascor­bate. One thing they have in com­mon is that they ox­i­dise uickly due to sun, air and wa­ter con­tact – you’ll see creams turn yel­low,which means the vi­ta­min C has desta­bilised and be­come in­ef­fec­tive. Keep lids closed and store them in a cool, dark place. Vi­ta­min C can only be ef­fec­tive if it is at its op­ti­mal con­cen­tra­tion. Any­thing be­tween and 20 the max­i­mum amount you should use on your skin will prove bene cial.

THE BODY SHOP VI­TA­MIN C GLOW BOOST­ING MOIS­TURISER 0ML R155

PHFORMULA VITA C 24 HOUR CREAM 0ML R840

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