Vitamin C: The benefits for your skin

Vitamin C is a vitamin that is getting a lot of air time within skincare, and for good reason. Outside of having an orange to boost your immunity, the benefits of using it more specifically on skin are numerous. We are particularly focused on vitamin C and skincare, given all of TWYG products contain decent amounts of this hard-working ingredient.

Starting at the beginning, vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for human health. It plays a crucial role in various biological processes and functions as an antioxidant in the body. Vitamin C is not actually produced naturally by the human body, so it must be obtained through diet or supplementation (including skincare).

Vitamin C and skincare products
Vitamin C offers several benefits for the skin, and one of the most important is acting as a powerful antioxidant, helping protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage skin cells and accelerate the ageing process. By neutralising free radicals, vitamin C helps prevent oxidative stress and reduces the risk of sun damage, pollution, and other environmental factors that contribute to skin ageing. Our Renewing Antioxidant Facial Oil is an antioxidant rich botanical blend, that contains vitamin C and is designed to boost skin cell turnover to protect and rejuvenate skin.

Vitamin C and Preventing Premature Ageing
Vitamin C also plays a crucial role in collagen synthesis, a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. Collagen helps maintain the skin's firmness and prevents sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. Without an adequate supply of vitamin C, collagen production may decrease, leading to signs of premature ageing. As well as applying products topically, skin also replenishes itself from the inside out. Collegan powders provide the ‘inner scaffolding’ that provides strength and integrity to skin and complement a skincare regime that features vitamin C.

Vitamin C Serum - Lightens Dark Spots and Evens Skin Tone
By reducing melanin production, vitamin C also helps lighten dark spots, even out skin tone, and promote a brighter complexion. It has the ability to inhibit the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The TWYG Revive & Brighten Antioxidant Serum is a potent blend of vitamin C and other active botanical ingredients that helps skin keep radiant.

Vitamin C and Skin Hydration
Hydration is a key component of any skincare. Vitamin C does a great job at maintaining the skin's moisture barrier, preventing water loss and promoting hydration. Proper hydration is essential for keeping the skin soft, smooth, and supple and our Restorative Hydration Cream is perfect to achieve all of this.

Outside of this, vitamin C plays a vital role in the skin's natural wound healing process. It helps stimulate the production of new collagen and promotes the formation of connective tissue, and accelerates the repair process, aiding in the healing of cuts, bruises, and other injuries.

Vitamin C helps prevent oxidative stress and reduces the risk of sun damage, pollution, and other environmental factors that contribute to skin ageing.

Vitamin C Healing Properties
Finally, vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties that help calm irritation, redness, and inflammation in the skin. This makes it beneficial for individuals with sensitive or acne-prone skin who may require gentle ingredients where the chance of reaction is lower. All TWYG products contain our hero ingredient Bioactive Totarol™, which works synergistically with vitamin C to provide topical anti-inflammatory relief.

What type of vitamin C to look out for in skincare
There are various forms of vitamin C for skincare, each with its own benefits and considerations. TWYG uses L-Ascorbic Acid, which is the most well-researched form of vitamin C used in skincare. L-ascorbic acid is highly potent and effective at boosting collagen production, brightening the skin, and providing antioxidant protection. TWYG utilises stabilised forms of L-ascorbic acid to ensure efficacy.

Overall, vitamin C is a superstar ingredient that is important for skin health because it supports so many different functions, all of which contribute to healthy, radiant skin. Given the benefits of vitamin C for skin, The TWYG skincare range contains this high performing natural ingredient. It’s time to introduce TWYG into your skincare regime and rejuvenate your skin.