Vitamin C, according to Dr Willard, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant, along with Vitamins A, E and beta-carotene. The main role of these “free radical scavengers” is to fight off free radicals, which cause damage to the inside and outside of our bodies, causing us to age and to get sick. Although the body makes some antioxidants, called endogenous antioxidants, it still requires us to get outside, or exogenous, antioxidants through our diet and supplements.
Vitamin C is the most common antioxidant found in the skin. It’s also found in vegetables and citrus fruits. Like vitamin E, vitamin C is considered important in repairing free radicals and preventing them from becoming cancerous or accelerating the aging process.
Since vitamin C is most prevalent in the skin, the skin is the organ that suffers most from environmental stressors. Smoking, sun exposure, and pollution rob the nutrient from our bodies, says Burke.
Even minimal UV exposure can decrease the vitamin C levels in the skin by 30 percent, while exposure from the ozone of city pollution can decrease the level by 55 percent, according to WebMD.
Dr. Spiller Biomimetic Skin Care Vitamin C-Plus Day Cream is an anti-aging day cream rich in Vitamin C; which is vital for healthy, balanced skin. Protects against damaging environmental influences through its antioxidant properties and counteracts premature aging and the formation of lines.
A rich anti-aging day cream with stabilized super antioxidant Vitamin C and other nourishing active ingredients to counteract the aging process, prevent moisture loss and reduce the effects of damaging environmental influences on the skin.
To be used as a day cream. Apply evenly to a cleansed and toned face, neck and décolleté and after application of appropriate serum. Massage into skin until fully absorbed.
- Vitamin C/L Ascorbic Acid
- Vitamin E/Tocopherol
- Ceramide II
- Aloe Vera
- Hyaluronic Acid