How Does Vitamin C Help Slow the Aging Process?
You want - and deserve - the healthiest skin possible. That’s why you take the time to educate yourself about skincare, grooming, and the best ingredients for all your skincare products.
But apart from skin health, there’s also the issue of skin aging. You can’t turn back - or stop - time. And aging is not an entirely bad thing in and of itself. You want the wisdom and experience that come from adding years to your age, just without the lines, wrinkles, and age spots that also accompany them.
To age gracefully and maintain a healthy, youthful appearance, you need men’s skincare products with vitamin C. What are the main vitamin C cream benefits? How do vitamin C and collagen contribute to long lasting youthful skin? Those details - plus how to use vitamin C serum for the maximum benefits - are covered below.
Vitamin C Cream Benefits
Using a vitamin C cream will help your skin resist UV damage and maintain a healthy complexion. Researchers have found evidence that “vitamin C levels of the skin can be severely depleted after UV irradiation, which would lower this organ's innate protective mechanism as well as leaving it at risk of impaired healing after photoinduced damage.”
It’s not often you get through an entire day with zero sun exposure. So you need to use anti-aging cream daily to help fight UV radiation damage. Studies have confirmed that vitamin C cream benefits include reducing UV damage to the deeper layers of the skin - which is why you'll find it in our Resurfacing Anti-Aging Cream.
Vitamin C and Collagen
Collagen is one of the essential building blocks of your skin. As you age, you naturally produce less collagen. This leads to gradually looser, more wrinkled skin and is a major factor in the aging process. Many effective anti-aging ingredients are designed to help your body naturally produce higher levels of collagen - like it did when you were younger.
Researchers at Oregon State University confirm that “Vitamin C is an essential part of skin health both as a small molecular weight antioxidant and as a critical factor for collagen synthesis.” Their review of current research on the skincare benefits of vitamin C concluded that “the data suggest that vitamin C is most effective in protecting against damage induced by UV light and also has utility in the treatment of photodamage and/or skin wrinkling.”
By increasing collagen synthesis, vitamin C repairs damaged skin, limits photodamage, and minimizes wrinkling.
How to Use Vitamin C Serum
Using anti-aging cream is rather straight forward. Just wash your face, dry it off, and then apply your hydrating cream. Basic stuff. But what about a face serum with vitamin C - like our Repairing Night Serum?
Face serums are potent, concentrated products. They absorb quickly and reach down to your skin’s deeper levels. There, they can promote collagen production and firm your skin from the inside out to reduce free radicals, minimize oxidative stress, and smooth out fine lines.
To get the most benefit from your serum, apply it after washing your face but before using anti-aging cream. Make sure you skin is completely dry before you use serum. Let it soak in completely before you move on to moisturizer or anti-aging cream. Remember, this is a potent product so a little goes a long way.
How to Use a Vitamin C Skincare Booster
You can add the benefits of vitamin C to any of your skincare products by using our Vitamin C Booster. This concentrated product is designed to be mixed in with your face cream, anti-aging cream, or eye cream for enhanced benefits for your skin.
Just add a few drops of booster to your favorite skincare product before applying it. Or, you can apply the booster directly to your skin just before using your anti-aging cream.
This more concentrated, potent product allows you to better harness the benefits of vitamin C. Use it regularly to fight common signs of aging, including photodamage caused by UV exposure and uneven skin tone.
Enjoy the Benefits
The best anti-aging products for men can help you keep and enjoy healthy skin for years to come. Make sure you’re choosing products with the best ingredients - such as vitamin C.