A brighter and smoother skin: vitamin C sublimates our skin. Good for our body and for our skin, in the form of serums or creams, it is the star active ingredient of trendy brands. Let's discover together the secrets of this vitamin ingredient.
What is it ? what is it for? ?
Vitamin C – from its scientific name ascorbic acid – is your essential ally of the immune system (immune defenses, energy, transport and absorption of iron).
A real Swiss army knife, you can do vitamin C cures, eat it (thanks to fruits, including citrus fruits, etc.), like apply it to the face.
Thanks to its benefits, which promote the renewal of the skin and stimulate its production of collagen (protein which ensures the elasticity of your skin), this ingredient ensures beautiful skin in a short time: its antioxidant effects prevent the effects of stress, pollution and UV.
Where do we find this vitamin?
In its pure state, vitamin C is more effective, but also more unstable. These serums will easily oxidize and turn brown, becoming ineffective. Except in the case where they have a very acidic ph, which will preserve them, but make them too aggressive for sensitive skin.
There are also vitamin C derivatives (with unpronounceable names such as Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, etc.) that are less irritating, but less potent.
The issue that matter the most at Melāhuac and especially to Diana Roman, the co-founder: is to have products made for all skin types and as natural as possible.
“Having a very sensitive skin, the application of my day cream regenerates and soothes my skin immediately. »
And, guess what… ?
Also present in nature and on our plates, at Melāhuac we have chosen acerola as a natural source of vitamin C, for our day cream, which we love! The acerola, this beautiful tree (on which Barbados cherries grow) is present in Mexico – Diana's native country.
What are the benefits of Vitamin C?
1. Anti dull complexion
Ideal for gray and tired skin lacking in radiance, this vitamin-packed ingredient gives a real boost.
Note to smokers: highly recommended by doctors, vitamin C is your ally.
2. Anti blemishes
Net improvement in the texture of the skin thanks to a smoother skin texture, tightened pores, and firmed and reinforced collagen.
Notice to acne-prone skin: this active ingredient will promote healing.
Did you know ? Collagen production naturally decreases with age and external aggressions.
Do you see where are we going ?...
To slow down this process, prevent skin aging and reduce existing fine lines, vitamin C is a must.
The sooner you start using it, the more you will protect and maintain your current collagen levels.
Ps: It is recommended to integrate it into your routine from the age of 25.
4. Anti dark spots
Yes, we've already said it, but it's magic: for all our acne scars and/or sun-related spots, vitamin C, in addition to smoothing the complexion, regulates the production of melanin and brightens the complexion.
How to apply vitamin C?
Our body does not produce and store vitamin C, integrating it into your routine – with a serum or a cream – will allow you to enjoy its benefits.
Unlike stronger vitamin C serums which can attack the skin if applied too often, our day cream (link) can be applied daily in the morning, thanks to its vitamin C dosage (1%).
For a complete natural routine, our co-founder likes to combine Melahuac day cream (link) with:
1. A facial milk from La Canopée;
3. A Glossier sunscreen;
And for the evening with:
1. The same milk for the face of La canopée;
2. Drunk Elephant Retinol Cream;
When do we see the results?
On a 10% pure L-ascorbic acid vitamin C serum, smoother, fresher and more radiant skin is observed after one week of use.
With 1% vitamin C, our cream will act over the long term, gently.
In conclusion: are we going or not?
Personally, we are convinced… also, we have read convincing studies and newspaper articles on this magic vitamin…
But, if you need more, Melahuac got your backs! We have concocted an incredible day cream for you! Composed of 99.4% ingredients of natural origin, the formula is enriched with 1% acerola, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera. ALL the key cosmetic ingredients!!
Ps: there are no contraindications to the use of niacinamide serums (anti-blemish serum) in your routine with our day cream.