Antioxidants and vitamin C not only to drink

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a supercharger for the whole body and it is also an ally of our skin.

In addition to strengthening the immune system, it delays cellular aging, contributes to the production of collagen, repairs tissues and is an antioxidant able to neutralize the action of free radicals and counteract the signs of aging by stimulating the production of collagen, thus helping to decrease the appearance of discoloration, uniforming the skin tone, decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and giving radiance.

Vitamin C is often present in almost all types of skin care products, and it is the antioxidant approved by dermatologists for treating a number of skin care conditions, as it is generally tolerated well by most.

To have a renewed, radiant, plumped and compact skin, vitamin C products should never be missing in the skincare routine especially in winter!

The choice is now very wide between masks, serums, face creams, eye contour and much more. Finding your own vitamin C product for the winter is a piece of cake.

Never forget it in your beauty routine

For all these reasons it is regularly used in Korean skincare and must never be missing even in yours!

Skincare products based on vitamin C are famous because they bring numerous benefits to graying skin, especially in the middle of the season or in winter.

Vitamin C is not photosensitizing, so it can be used during the day, even in summer.

It is naturally present within our skin, but with age the amount decreases, and therefore we must introduce it in other ways.

Vitamin C can be in two forms in our cosmetics: active and inactive. Reading the INCI of the product if in the latter you find ingredients such as ferulic acid and vitamin E, you can be sure with respect to the stability of the active ingredient and its beneficial effects on the skin, as ferulic acid and vitamin E stabilize vitamin C and at the same time benefit from their synergistic action and an enhanced effect.

Adding them in the beauty routine is essential because they have a preventive action on early, thin or deep wrinkles, discoloration, and sebum excess. It is therefore essential to apply a serum with antioxidants every morning.

In addition, to be optimally absorbed by the skin, vitamin C has strict scientific parameters to be respected, which concern: purity, acid pH and concentration between 10 and 20%, but also in this case the type of skin to be treated is fundamental.

Antioxidants: to each skin its own

If we intend to protect the skin from free radical damage, any antioxidant will do its job well, but some features can bring greater benefits to certain types of skin.


Vitamin C is able to prevent oxidative stress, the pure one is highly unstable, it is therefore subject to rapid oxidation. The one to prefer is the pure one encapsulated in liposomes of natural origin.


Vitamin E is already inserted at very low dosages, through vegetable oils and butters, into cosmetic formulations as it prevents oxidation. In addition to being a preservative, it is included as an active ingredient with multiple properties (emollient, regenerating, moisturizing, healing, anti-inflammatory) and represents a valid ally in the fight against free radicals.


They are molecules of organic origin produced by the secondary metabolism of plants, but also by fungi, bacteria, and animals. The most common polyphenols are flavonoids, anthraquinones, tannins, lignins and melanins. Known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial activity. Resveratrol, lycopene, ferulic acid, catechins are widely used in cosmetics for their antioxidant properties.


Retinol is a powerful antioxidant that promotes cell renewal and fights the damage resulting from skin photo aging caused by damage caused by ultraviolet rays and sun exposure.

It is important, however, to remember that when using retinol products, during the day a sunscreen with SPF from 30 upwards should always be used and all year round as it is photosensitizing, as it makes the skin more sensitive to the sun's rays, in particular to UV. Autumn and winter are the ideal seasons for a retinol-based treatment.


Niacinamide or vitamin B3 is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action and is widely used in cosmetics. Its main action is to soothe and restore the skin barrier.


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