Want to smooth and brighten, darken the dark areas, and boost collagen production? Topical skincare products containing vitamin C often claim to do all this and more. In fact, vitamin C has been quite inflamed over the past two years, with countless brands producing their own serum and creams featuring "this" substance. The downside: They can be really damn expensive, which has prevented me from buying them in the past.
So, when I heard that Amazon's best selling vitamin C facial serum and fourth best seller of skincare products overall (with over 4,000 5-star reviews) is only worth Of $ 20, well, I'm pretty pumped-while maintaining a healthy dose of doubt, of course.
According to some of the most enthusiastic points of the TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum (many of them happily post before and after photos), this product produces wonders that reduces breaks Acne, hyperpigmentation and sunspots goes on, revealing the skin, and delivers sought after natural glow. In addition to vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP), the serum also contains skin components such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, aloe, witch hazel, and jojoba oil.
So I ordered a bottle to see if it was "transformed" with my own dull, flattened, pretty little skin that got the fair share of fine lines lately-but not without first Consult with some dermatologists on what I can realistically expect.
has a promise for skin health. Our own skin has a higher concentration of vitamin C than other body tissues, and the lower level of vitamin C skin is associated with sun damage and signs of aging. "Topical vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that helps prevent free radical damage from environmental elements such as pollutants and UV light, which may lead to early aging," says Lisa Airan , MD, a dermatologist specializing in high-tech, natural skin care According to holistic dermatologist Cybele Fishman, MD, vitamin C directly stimulates collagen synthesis and can help even the skin tone as it is the use of Vitamin C topically is also shown to increase collagen production and hydration, and reduce discoloration to the skin. "Inhibits tyrosinase, which is the key enzyme in pigment production, through its copper interaction."
But not all topical vitamin C products are created equal, and not all forms of vitamin C are both studied. the products of vitamin C are not good because vitamin C is unstable, especially when exposed to the sun, "says Dr. Fishman. Holistic dermatologist Alan Dattner, MD, agrees, which states that the poorly formulated product can actually act as pro -oxidants. Ideally, a product is packaged in a dark or opaque bottle, and if the serum is brown, it is likely to be oxidized, In addition, as many types of vitamin C are used in skincare products, L-ascorbic acid is the only [ active type of vitamin C and the only form shown to effectively enter the skin. Most experts recommend finding a product on this ingredient, with the added added antioxidant ingredients to keep it stable and help prevent oxidation, Dat says tner. Other derivatives of vitamin C, such as SAP (used in the TruSkin Naturals product), can be effective, but research is not there to confirm that they have found enough to yield significant results.
So, with the advantages and disadvantages of mind, I decided to go and apply TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum twice a day, after cleaning and before using my favorite oil face. When I received the product, it was packaged in a dark amber bottle and no visible signs of oxidation. After my first few applications, I did not experience irritation, but also no major improvements (some Amazon reviews have spurred immediate results). However, after almost a week, almost all the rough dry patches on my face were lost; and while it does not completely prevent new breakouts, my flaws seem to heal and fade faster than usual, contributing to a general even skin tone. As for the beautiful lines, they are still there, but perhaps a bit less visible?
While the TruSkin Naturals ingredient list is full of natural ingredients, Dattner points out that the serum contains phenoxyethanol, an antimicrobial preservative that can be annoying for some. Although it is considered safe for adults with concentrations of 1
In general, I am pleased with the results of this serum and I sell vitamin C for skin health. , the skin-smoothing effect is still a bit fast, and I'm curious to see what other changes I'm looking forward to.