Collagen and elastin are proteins important in skin composition, and as people age, production of these decreases and the proteins begin to break down. Loss of these proteins results in wrinkles and other signs of aging. Results from clinical trials show that when applied topically, vitamin C promotes collagen formation and mitigates the effects of free radicals, helping to maintain firm and youthful skin.
Youthful skin is full of Vitamin C which is critical for collagen synthesis. As our production of Collagen slows down, topical Vitamin C provides one of the most effective way to boost Collagen synthesis and slow down it’s degradation. It is also a powerful antioxidant which will help protect your skin against the sun’s harmful rays, repair sun damaged skin and reduce discoloration.
Topical Vitamin C should be in L’ascorbic Acid form in order to get the collagen building benefits. There are many brands of Vitamin C on the market (i.e, C-ester and Ascorbal Palmitate) which act as great antioxidants, but the form of Vitamin C for boosting Collagen is L’ascorbic acid. Most over the counter products are not in this form. It is always best to purchase your corrective home care products from a licensed Aesthetician. PCASkin’s VitaminC is 20% L’ascorbic Acid and is an excellent choice for Collagen building. It retails for $54 and lasts most people about 2-3 months. See photo for a description of Collagen Building: