Why Vitamin-C should be in every Australian's bathroom

Vitamin C is considered a powerhouse when it comes to taking on and slowing down accelerated skin ageing. Not only is it an incredible antioxidant, but it also firms, and brightens the skin, for a more youthful appearance.

We know that genetically our skin ages, but what surprises a lot of people is how much of our life style contributes to ageing. UV, pollution, stress, lack of sleep and diet are the catalyst for three biological processes that lead to the formation of early fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. The reason Vitamin C is hailed as one of the most powerful ingredients in mother nature’s pharmacy is because it’s been scientifically proven to tackle these biological processes.

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Vitamin C is essential for us in Australia as it protects against UV damage by neutralising free radicals and has been shown to reduce UV-induced sunburn by 60% when applied to the skin. Why is this important?  UV-induced sun damage is responsible for 80% of the structural changes associated with skin ageing. Sunscreen does help protect us, but only 55% of the free radicals are blocked by regular use.


The biological processes

One of the major biological processes that leads to premature ageing is free radical damage. Free radicals can damage skin cell structures, causing wrinkles over time and compromising the skin’s ability to repair itself. Another biological process is Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMPs are a group of enzymes activated by UV exposure and/or inflammation that cause the breakdown of our collagen and prevent new collagen being formed. The third biological process is the reaction of sugar with our skin’s proteins like collagen, known as Advanced Glycation End products. This process happens naturally, but a diet high in sugar will exacerbate it.

Vitamin C, Almost perfect

Whilst Vitamin C is a phenomenal ingredient, it does come with some formulation caveats. From a chemistry perceptive, Vitamin C is volatile to work with. It’s unstable and therefore easily broken down when exposed to air, light or heat. You may have experienced your Vitamin C serum turn a yellowish brown, this is evidence of oxidation which degrades the serum’s potency. The reality is your Vitamin C serum could become inactive before its even been used. The other challenge is targeted delivery; Vitamin C needs to travel to the lower layers of the skin to unlock its true potential and deliver the significant anti-ageing results.


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BioLumin-C Serum

Dermalogica’s new BioLumin-C Serum from AGEsmart represents a new generation in Vitamin C formulation. This revolutionary serum combines an ultra-stable Vitamin C complex with advanced bio-technology to deliver the natural power of Vitamin C where it’s needed most. Plus, BioLumin-C Serum goes beyond reversing and reducing skin ageing, it also boosts the skin’s own defences so it can protect itself better against the age accelerating biological processes.


Key ingredients in BioLumin-C Serum include:

  • Vitamin C Complex - a synergy of two forms of ultra-stable Vitamin C powered up with collagen stimulating Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5.
  • Lactic Acid – this Alpha Hydroxy Acid exfoliates dull, dead skin cells from skin’s outermost layers, allowing the Vitamin C Complex to delve deeper into the skin.
  • Sophora Japonica Flower and Chia Seed Oil – potent antioxidants that defend against free radical damage.

This hydrating, non-sticky serum sinks beautifully into the skin to brighten, firm and defend. To use, dispense a few drops from the dropper and smooth onto clean skin after spritzing with your hydrating toner. Antioxidant Hydramist complements BioLumin-C Serum perfectly as it creates a hydrating, antioxidant shield over skin to help reduce fine dryness lines and prevent the signs of ageing. Follow with your moisturiser, remembering to use a SPF in the daytime to protect against skin damaging UV rays.

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