Why Is Vitamin C so good for our skin?

You may know a thing or two about the positive impact Vitamin C can have on your overall health, but what you might not know is that Vitamin C is extremely important for skincare and anti-ageing.

The most potent antioxidant for your skin is Vitamin C.

So, why does our skin require antioxidants?

Blame it on the Free Radicals.

Free Radicals are unstable molecules that create oxidative stress in their search for other molecules to bond with, damaging the DNA of our skin cells. This damage to our cells results in accelerated degeneration and premature ageing.

But antioxidants neutralise free radicals!

Since our skin is our largest and most exposed organ, it’s extremely vulnerable to free radicals which can be found in the foods we eat, the medicines we take, the air we breathe and the water we drink.

Vitamin C serum is an extremely powerful protective shield from free radicals, but not all Vitamin C serums are created equal. It’s vital to find a stable Vitamin C — more specifically, Ascorbic Acid, as it’s the only Vitamin C that’s been scientifically proven to penetrate and act on our skin cells.

There are many, less effective derivatives on the market so it’s important to look at the ingredients list of whatever serum you’re purchasing so  you can be assured that you’re using a quality product. We recommend the cosmeceutical brand, Ultraceuticals, which is the brand we carry in-shop with full confidence.


THE 3 C’s —

Capillaries — strengthens blood vessel cell walls, helping to reduce the appearance of redness and broken capillaries

Collagen — aids collagen protein synthesis for the repair of damaged skin cells

Ceramides — reinforces the lipid molecules that hold skin together by forming a protective layer that limits moisture loss and protects against visible damage from pollution and other environmental stressors

Not sure if your skin is in need of Vitamin C (or A or B for that matter)? No problems. At Ivy Clinic we have extremely experienced skin therapists that conduct in depth consultations to determine the best products for your skin condition and concerns.

At the end of an Ivy Skin Therapy Consultation you will be loaded with new tricks and tips for looking after your skin along with a comprehensive skincare prescription and suggested regime.

Book a Skin Therapy Consult at ivyclinic.co.nz/bookings or call us on (03) 428 0052.