Vitamin C: rather a contentious little ingredient when it comes to skincare.
Some argue that, when it comes to offering benefits to the skin, vitamin C is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard. Others maintain the complete opposite – regarding it as an absolute essential for maintaining a youthful, glowing complexion. So, what to think? Well, here are the facts as we know them.
Truthfully, vitamin C is one of the most essential and well-studied antioxidants currently available. It’s been proven to prevent accumulated damage and neutralize environmental assaults that can cause fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and other serious skin conditions.
Used topically and religiously, vitamin C effectively helps fade acne scars, produces collagen (which helps give skin its elasticity), reverses UV-related skin damage and boosts the overall effectiveness of your sunscreen. And, probably the most compelling fact of all? Vitamin C helps prevent the consequences of long-term sun exposure, which can lead to life-threatening skin cancer.
So, if all this is true, why the contention? Well, the tricky thing is that not all vitamin C products are created equal. Some C-derivatives can’t penetrate the skin very well, while others are extremely vulnerable to air and light, and destabilize before they even have a chance to work wonders on your skin. This means that unless your chosen product is formulated in a sealed, opaque and airtight container, it’s not worth your $$$s.
What’s the best course of action when it comes to investing in vitamin C-laced skincare? Only ever chose medical-grade products. Which leads us nicely to Revision Skincare’s new C+ Correcting Complex 30%…
What It Is
Revision Skincare has been providing physicians with much-loved, clinically-proven products for over 25 years. Based in Texas, the brand’s skilled scientists follow the highest standards of ingredient selection and use innovative processes to retain every ingredient’s purity and strength.
And C+ Correcting Complex 30% is no exception. It contains THD (Tetrahexyldecyl) ascorbate, an extremely stable form of vitamin C, along with vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants in a patent-pending blend called MelaPATH Technology. Together, these ingredients help illuminate, refine and rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful, even-looking glow, every day.
What It Does
By supporting the skin’s natural production of vitamins C and E, C+ Correcting Complex 30% not only corrects existing environmental damage, but it also helps defend your skin from future aggressors as part of the deal. Of particular note, is that the aforementioned MelaPATH Technology helps fight free radical damage caused by blue light from electronic devices such as your laptop, iPad, smartphone and so on. And with adults spending an average of around nine hours a day in front of a screen, it’s clear we need help in that respect.
After 12 weeks of use, studies showed that 87 percent of women reported a brighter complexion, 94 percent noticed an improvement in the tone of their skin and 84 percent reported visibly firmer skin. Pretty impressive, right? And if you’re worried that such a potent product will irritate your skin? Well, don’t. The light formula is super-gentle so it’s ideal for even the most sensitive skin types.
We like it. Can you tell?