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How Does Vitamin C Cosmeceutical Help Your Skin?

We've all been amazed by the benefits of Vitamin C, whether it's taken orally, used medicinally, or applied to the skin. But, are you aware, what is all this fuss about? Do you have any idea what happens to your skin when you apply it externally?


Let's dive into it!

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Potent Antioxidant and UV Protection

Numerous studies have indicated that applying topical ascorbic acid to the skin can lead to reduced skin reddening (erythema), fewer sunburn cells, and decreased tumour formation following UV exposure. This signifies the efficacy of using Vitamin C-based cosmetics for UV protection. Furthermore, when combined with Vitamin E, it significantly enhances the photoprotection properties of Vitamin C.


Collagen Production Enhancement

Collagen plays a vital role in maintaining firm and wrinkle-free skin. Studies have demonstrated that Vitamin C can boost the skin's collagen production. Research has shown that a 10% Vitamin C cosmetic applied over a 3-month period decreased wrinkles, while a 5% Vitamin C cream used for 6 months resulted in statistically significant improvements in skin hydration, wrinkles, glare, brown spots, and skin density.


Reduction of Brown Spots

Vitamin C has been found to inhibit the enzyme, tyrosinase, which is essential for the formation of brown spots or hyperpigmentation. This inhibition aids in fading brown spots, making Vitamin C a valuable asset in addressing hyperpigmentation issues.

There are, however, some challenges associated with Vitamin C.

  • Instability: Vitamin C in ascorbic acid form (the most commonly used in serums) is highly unstable and prone to oxidation, especially in water-based solutions (including cream serums).  

  • Poor Skin Penetration: Its water-soluble nature makes it challenging for ascorbic acid to effectively penetrate the skin.  

  • Potential Irritation: Higher concentrations of ascorbic acid can lead to irritation, especially for individuals with sensitive or rosacea-prone skin.

Our Pick—A Potent Yet Stable Vitamin C

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An alternative, stable form of Vitamin C has emerged, offering antioxidant activity and the ability to inhibit lipid peroxidation. This form has been shown to stimulate collagen production, clarify and brighten the skin by inhibiting melanogenesis, and promote a more even skin tone.


Notably, it is less likely to cause colour changes over time and is generally well-tolerated by the skin, although patch testing is always recommended.


In skincare formulations, the bioavailability of Vitamin C determines its ability to be absorbed and utilised by the skin. Formulating Vitamin C in a bioavailable form ensures that it can effectively exert its antioxidant, collagen-stimulating, and brightening properties when applied topically.


Our Vitamin C absorption rate is 16.5 times higher than ascorbic acid (most commonly found in Vitamin C serums).

Discover Our Vitamin C Cosmeceutical, Nectar

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Nectar Beauty Oil is a natural vitamin C cosmeceutical elixir to delight your senses and deliver results for a youthful complexion. A high-powered, lightweight anti-ageing facial oil that helps support collagen production and reduce the visible signs of damaging free radicals. Created from a blend of exquisite plant oils including camellia, rosehip, seabuckthorn, marula, moringa, prickly pear, papaya, and guava, this luxurious oil is rich in vitamins C, E, and A. It deeply hydrates, firms the skin, and acts as a shield against environmental aggressors.

Our secret ingredient, Tetrahexylascorbyl ascorbate, works wonders in reducing the appearance of sun-induced uneven skin tone. No more dry or fragile skin caused by excessive sun exposure! Embrace the Skincare Revolution and let your radiant glow shine through.

Treat Yourself to Some Sweet Nectar!

Sonia x


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