How does vitamin C benefit skin?

Matis-Vitality-by-M-VitaminiC-Cream-abloomnova.net_-1600x1067 How does vitamin C benefit skin?

We’ve been trying out some of the Matis Vitality by M VitaminiC Cream which delivers essential hydration and antioxidant protection to guard skin against free radical damage and dullness.

With the core of this cream being vitamin C, what is it that makes this nutrient so essential to our wellbeing?

Thanks to StyleCraze who gave us some pointers as to why a cream with vitamin C is a keeper.

  1. Sun Protection:

Vitamin C protects our skin from free radicals that develop due to excess exposure to the sun, environmental pollution and regular smoking. The antioxidants in Vitamin C protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation and the effect of sunlight exposure.

Vitamin C helps to reduce sun burns caused by the exposure to ultra violet radiation to a great extent. It not only reduces sunburns but also prevents the consequences of long term sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer.

  1. Production Of Collagen:

Vitamin C is a required component for the production of hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, both of which are needed to bind the molecules that produce collagen. This, in turn, firms and tones the skin. Collagen deficiency makes the skin dull and lifeless. Collagen rejuvenates the skin from the roots and reduces wrinkles and symptoms of aging.

  1. Heals Wounds:

The body uses Vitamin C to replace the damaged tissue and helps to heal the wound at a faster pace. Wounds that heal slowly indicate Vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C improves the skin elasticity and helps to create scar tissue and ligaments for quick recovery.

  1. Protects Against Skin Discolouration:

Vitamin C protects DNA from photochemical reactions that can lead to tumor, skin discolouration and several kinds of skin cancer. It also inhibits the production of Pyrimidine dimers that are the primary cause of melanomas in humans.

It lightens dark discoloration like skin freckles and age spots and helps to get a younger and smoother skin.

  1. Improves Skin Texture:

Collagen also provides the structure for the blood vessels. The tiny blood vessels under the skin carry oxygen and nutrients that keep the skin healthy. Without enough nutrients, the skin will become rough and dry. Creams containing Vitamin C improve the appearance and texture of the skin.

Vitamin C increases the formation of elastin which thickens, protects and heals the skin cells. The thickening effect helps retain moisture, increases the skin circulation and plumps up the skin surface.

Matis Vitality by M VitaminiC Cream features a natural fruity fragrance to energize the senses, and brightening Vitamin C to leave skin glowing.

For all skin types.


  • Hydrates and softens.
  • Brightens and energizes.
  • Boosts skin’s defenses with antioxidants.

How to use:

Apply to clean, dry skin every morning and/or evening.

Key ingredients:

  • Vitamin C – Brightens, scavenges free radicals.
  • Goji Berry Extract – Protects skin from environmental damage.


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