By: Womaness Editors
Growing up, we were told to get plenty of vitamin C to keep us healthy, strong, and to ward off colds. As older, wiser women, there’s another reason to load up: a revitalized complexion. Turns out, this essential vitamin is a miracle worker when it comes to keeping your skin hydrated, bright, and deeply nourished. It is a fabulous defense against the dull texture and appearance brought on by changing hormones. Here, we spill the tea on C.
“A serum rich in vitamin C gives your skin’s natural regeneration process a boost, repairing damaged cells.”
Why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin. This simply means that our bodies can’t produce it. It’s water soluble and known for its starring role in many fruits and vegetables like oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. And it’s true about vitamin C helping to keep colds away: It’s known as a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the body’s natural defense systems by protecting cells from free radicals—essentially harmful molecules that, when accumulated in the body, can lead to chronic diseases like heart disease and high blood pressure.
The Glow Getter
So what does all of this have to do with our faces? Just as eating antioxidant-rich foods can help your body fight off free radicals, topical antioxidants will do the same for your skin by offsetting daily external aggressors like UV damage and pollution. A serum rich in vitamin C gives your skin’s natural regeneration process a boost, repairing damaged cells. This is the very reason we created our Fountain of Glow Vitamin C Facial Serum—an ultra-hydrating, preservative-free facial serum that gives your skin the radiance it truly deserves with a super-powered antioxidant formula of 8 percent vitamin C in a naturally derived squalane oil solution. (Squalane is a plant-derived, weightless emollient that locks in moisture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Since it's so close to the oils naturally found in your skin, it absorbs quickly sans any greasy feel or look...because greasiness is seriously one of our pet peeves.) The vitamin C works to deeply hydrate, brighten, and improve the texture of menopausal skin. It also works to produce our natural collagen—the stuff that makes younger skin the envy of everyone, and something we lose as we age. Bonus: Vitamin C can help reduce the appearance of those all-too-charming dark spots. In addition to holding moisture, squalane is a fellow antioxidant, lending extra protection against free radical and cellular damage.
You Do Dew
An immediate glow without being too oily or greasy. Moisturization with a soft, velvety finish. An uplifting aromatherapeutic hint of bergamot and palmarosa. If you’ve never tried a serum before, there’s nothing easier to add to your regimen.