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Vitamine C

If you need to kick a cold STAT, you know to reach for an immunity-boosting dose of vitamin C. But the benefits of vitamin C go way beyond helping to prevent the flu. Lorsqu'on l'applique sur la peau, elle peut être très efficace pour en améliorer la texture et en renouveler l'éclat tout en uniformisant le teint. "Vitamin C is one of my favorite ingredients. It addresses multiple skin concerns and is one of the most effective antioxidants," says Clinique Derm Pro Dr. Michelle Henry, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City. Here's what you need to know about this powerful anti-aging ingredient and how to easily incorporate it into your daily skin care routine.

What are the benefits of vitamin C?
"Daily use of vitamin C is a must to protect the skin from premature aging," says Dr. Michelle Henry. It's a powerful antioxidant, which means it helps neutralize free radicals on the skin. Free radicals originate from pollution or UV exposure, and they attack your cells, speeding up the aging process that leads to wrinkles, rough skin texture, enlarged pores, and skin dullness, etc.-unless they're intercepted by an antioxidant. That's where vitamin C comes in. It has also been shown that vitamin C helps boost natural collagen and elastin production (which strengthens and plumps up the skin), brighten dark spots and prevent future hyperpigmentation from forming. It's one of the best vitamins for skin rejuvenation.

Acheteurs, soyez avisés : tous les types de vitamine C ne sont pas égaux
The one drawback: vitamin C is a notoriously unstable skin care ingredient, meaning its full potential is easily compromised by the skin care formula and packaging it comes in. The second it is exposed to oxygen or light, it starts to lose its potency. Donc, même si vous vérifiez la liste d'ingrédients d'un produit de soins de la peau pour y déceler de la vitamine C (aussi appelée acide ascorbique, palmitate d'ascorbyle, phosphate d'ascorbyle de magnésium et glucoside d'ascorbyle), rien ne garantit que vous obtiendrez un traitement puissant.

Ingredient To Know: Vitamin C

Une percée en matière de beauté.
The mission was to preserve the purest and freshest form of topical vitamin C possible, up until the very minute it will be applied to the skin. Thanks to a revolutionary lightproof, airtight dual chamber and an extremely potent form of dry vitamin C powder, Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10 % is a true beauty breakthrough. “Vitamin C is most effective when it’s fresh. This formula is so powerful because the special packing keeps it at peak potency until the minute you use it,” explains Dr. Michelle Henry. Just press the bottom of the vial to release the vitamin C powder into a skin-soothing emulsion, shake it all up, then pump out two drops into your moisturizer. Un flacon contient exactement la bonne quantité pour un traitement de 7 jours. You’ll see an immediate boost in skin radiance as well as a visible reduction in lines and wrinkles and a more lifted and firm appearance over time.

That vitamin C glow.
Nettoyer sa peau avec de la vitamine C dès le réveil revitalise la peau fatiguée et aide à accélérer le processus de renouvellement cellulaire pour révéler une peau plus fraîche et éclatante. Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C has the same pure and powerful vitamin C than Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10 % at active levels, in convenient single-serving size packettes, which also makes it a travel must-have. Versez-le dans votre paume, puis ajoutez de l'eau pour créer un nettoyant à la texture onctueuse qui exfolie doucement tout en éliminant les impuretés. Appliquez en massant sur la peau en faisant des mouvements circulaires. Vous pouvez l'utiliser comme un masque éclaircissant en le laissant sur le visage pendant une minute. La formule, qui n'assèche ni n'agresse la peau, donne à la peau un éclat sain immédiat tout en éliminant les toxines et les impuretés qui nuisent à l'apparence du teint.

Photos: Darrin Haddad  | Words: Dawn Spinner Davis