Vitamin C, Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is vital for the human body. It is found in many fruits and vegetables, especially oranges, lemons, papayas, currants and peppers. Vitamin C is also available as a dietary supplement and is used precisely for many skin care products.

How does vitamin C work for the skin, in what way does the ingredient help improve the skin?

It can help smooth the skin and improve elasticity by supporting collagen production. Collagen is an important protein that supports the structure of the skin. Vitamin C causes dark spots to fade and generally improves skin texture by inhibiting melanin production. It also has strong antioxidant properties that protect the skin from harmful free radicals, slowing down the aging process.

What other benefits are known for this ingredient?

In general, vitamin C strengthens the immune system, improves the absorption of iron and protects the skin from UV radiation.

Is it a natural or artificial ingredient?

Vitamin C is a natural ingredient found in many fruits and vegetables. It is also available as a synthetic dietary supplement manufactured in laboratories. Synthetic vitamin C is often used in cosmetic products because it is usually more stable and has a longer shelf life than natural vitamin C.

How is vitamin C obtained for use in Korean cosmetic products?

Vitamin C can be obtained in several ways for use in Korean cosmetic products. One way is to extract it from fruits by pressing them or dissolving them in water. This isolates the vitamin C. Synthetically, it is produced using chemical reactions to produce what is known as ascorbic acid.

Are there any known harmful side effects or other disadvantages for the skin?

In general, vitamin C is safe for the skin when used in recommended amounts. However, it can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some people if they are sensitive to the vitamin. It is also important to be careful not to use cosmetic products that contain vitamin C in high concentrations without additional sun protection. It makes the skin more sensitive to the sun and thus increases the risk of sunburn.

Are interactions with other cosmetic ingredients known?

There are some known interactions between vitamin C and other cosmetic ingredients. For example, when combined with certain beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), it can make the skin more sensitive and increase the risk of skin irritation. It may also reduce the effectiveness of certain peptides or niacinamides when combined with vitamin C.

With which other cosmetic ingredients is vitamin C often combined?

Vitamin C is often combined with other cosmetic ingredients to improve efficacy. These are:

  • Vitamin E: Together with vitamin C, it has an antioxidant effect that can protect the skin.
  • Hyaluronic acid: hyaluronic acid is a moisturizer that is often combined with vitamin C to hydrate and smooth the skin.
  • Niacinamide: Niacinamide is a vitamin B3 derivative that is often used with vitamin C to improve skin texture and tone.
  • Peptides: Peptides are small protein chains that work with vitamin C to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles.
  • Sunscreens/Sunscreens: Vitamin C, when combined with sunscreens, can protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation.


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