Of course, Vitamin C is an important part of a healthy diet. And, Vitamin C supplements can provide an added boost. But, did you know that Vitamin C, used topically, has some amazing medically recognized benefits for healthy, younger looking skin?
- First, Vitamin C is a proven, effective agent to reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. The experts at VeryWell Health say, “Topical Vitamin C is absorbed directly into the topmost layers of the skin, allowing it to get to work immediately on smoothing the skin, reducing fine lines and dark spots and protecting against free radicals.”
- Next, adding Vitamin C to a face creams also helps boost collagen production. In a recent Medical News Today article, I learned that, “When collagen levels are high, the skin is soft, smooth, and firm. Collagen helps the skin cells renew and repair themselves. Collagen also helps keep the skin moist. This is why collagen has been seen as a very important ingredient for skin care over the years.”
- Finally, as an antioxidant, Vitamin C is hard to beat. According to WebMD, “The antioxidants in Vitamin C may help defend against the damage that UV light can cause. That doesn’t mean that you can use a Vitamin C skin serum in place of sunscreen. It can’t replace SPF since it doesn’t absorb UVA or UVB rays. But if UV light does get into your skin, some research suggests that Vitamin C can help blunt the harm.”
So, with all of the Vitamin C creams on the market, which can you trust?
My top pick is from InstaNatural. I discovered this great company back in 2014 and have been a fan of their safe and effective beauty products ever since. Not only are InstaNatural products free from parabens, sls/sles, mineral oil, formaldehyde releasers, synthetic dyes, petroleum, polyethylene glycol (PEGs), DEA/MEA/TEA, and any unsafe preservatives, they work so well! And, none is better than my brand new fave, InstaNatural’s Vitamin C Night Cream.
This night cream harnesses the power of botanical ingredients, along with scientific actives including Vitamin C to deliver real results. It’s an intensely rich cream that penetrates deeply overnight, providing serious moisture to summer parched skin. And, a little goes a long way!
Use it just before bed. Not only do you wake to softer, smoother and younger looking skin, the effect on fine lines and wrinkles is evident after just one night. Over time, the effect increases! Although it sounds trite, skin really does gain a healthy glow.
And, the fragrance is divine! It’s light (perfect for summer) with a tangy, citrusy note.
Ready to try Vitamin C? It’s important to note that skincare experts advise that you do not use Vitamin C in combination with retinol products, as using them at the same time may make both less effective. Luckily, InstaNatural has many other Vitamin C products that work wonderfully along with the Vitamin C Night Cream. One of my top picks is InstaNatural’s Vitamin C Cleanser, which I use every morning to start the day with fresh clean skin, and Vitamin C Serum which supports healthy collagen production (great for under makeup during the day).
InstaNatural products can be found at Target, Kroger.com, Walmart.com, iHerb.com, LuckyVitamin.com, HelloAva.com, BeautyBay.com, Vitacost.com, and QVC.com. InstaNatural products are also available via Amazon, however, to ensure you are purchasing authentic InstaNatural products on Amazon, please shop through the direct InstaNatural page, where they are listed as the seller. Retail $21.00
To see the entire line of all-natural beauty, hair, and skincare products, visit InstaNatural.
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