I have been using a fantastic Swiss Skin Care range
that has visibly reduced wrinkle lines under my eyes and my squinting
lines between my eyes. The other night I hosted a Beauty Workshop with
10 ladies and my friend noticed the difference in my wrinkle lines.
know that one of the active ingredients is VitaminC and I found some
interesting research on why this ingredient in this Premium Swiss Skin
Care is so powerful and why I am seeing results:
C (L-ascorbic acid) is one of the relatively few topical agents whose
effectiveness against wrinkles and fine lines is backed by a fair
amount of reliable scientific evidence.
To improve the
practicability of vitamin C in skin care, scientists have been looking
for its relatives with comparable or superior skin benefits. An ideal
vitamin C derivative should be able to easily penetrate into skin cells
and release L-ascorbic acid in amounts sufficient to boost collagen
synthesis. Also, it should be more stable and less irritating than
vitamin C. So far, two compounds have found their way into the broad
skin care market: ascorbyl palmitate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.
A few other highly promising derivatives are on the horizon.
palmitate is the most widely used fat-soluble derivative of vitamin C
in skin care. It is nonirritating and more stable than vitamin C.
Furthermore, ascorbyl palmitate is a fat-soluble antioxidant and is at
least as effective as vitamin E in protecting the skin from lipid
peroxidation (a key type of free radical damage in the skin).
Unfortunately, it appears that the concentrations of ascorbyl palmitate
achievable in skin care formulas do not boost collagen synthesis as
much as vitamin C.
Numerous skin care products containing
ascorbyl palmitate are commercially available. When buying products
with ascorbyl palmitate (or other vitamin C-derived skin care for that
matter), it is best to choose colorless or white formulation.
Magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate
ascorbyl phosphate is a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C rapidly
gaining popularity in skin care. It is nonirritating and more stable
than vitamin C. Most importantly, magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate appears
to have the same potential as vitamin C to boost skin collagen
synthesis but is effective in significantly lower concentrations.
Overall, magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate appears to be a better choice
than vitamin C for people with sensitive skin and those wishing to
avoid any concomitant exfoliating effects. (Most vitamin C formulas are
highly acidic and therefore produce exfoliation.)
Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Swiss Skin Care Consultant
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