Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble essential vitamin found naturally in many fruits and vegetables. It is widely used in cosmetics for its numerous benefits for the skin and, to some extent, for the hair.

What benefits does vitamin C have?

Skin Benefits:

  1. Powerful Antioxidant: Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals, thus reducing damage caused by environmental aggressors such as sun exposure and pollution.
  2. Brightening of the Complexion: It can help diminish brown spots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation, promoting a more even skin tone.
  3. Collagen Stimulation: Vitamin C is essential for collagen production, a protein that contributes to skin firmness and elasticity, thereby helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  4. Protection Against Signs of Aging: By protecting the skin against free radicals and promoting collagen production, vitamin C helps prevent signs of premature aging.

Hair Benefits:

  1. Hair Strengthening: Although its impact on hair is less direct than on the skin, vitamin C can promote scalp health, which can indirectly influence hair quality.
  2. Prevention of Brittle Hair: It can help prevent brittle hair by promoting overall scalp and hair follicle health.