Vitamin C is found naturally in fruits and vegetables,
but what is it and why is it so good?

Vitamin C is a valuable
nutrient loaded with
antioxidant benefits.

Vitamin C is a valuable nutrient loaded with antioxidant benefits.

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Vitamin C is found naturally in fruits and vegetables,
but what is it and why is it so good?

Vitamin C is a valuable
nutrient loaded with
antioxidant benefits.

Vitamin C is a valuable nutrient loaded with antioxidant benefits.

Powerful, skin-restoring antioxidant

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Neutralizes free radicals that cause cell damage and destroy collagen & elastin. Also protects the skin and scalp from oxidative stress.

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Slows melanin production for bright and even skin tone(1)

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It slows melanin production and has an anti-inflammatory function to prevent over pigmentation. It can make uneven skin tone bright and even.

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Essential materials for collagen synthesis(1)

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Collagen production starts to decrease after the age of 25, and continues to decrease by 1% per year(2). Collagen production and vitamin C are very closely related. Vitamin C is a skin component found at a high level in the dermis and epidermis(3). Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis, returns aging skin to young skin, and prevents hair loss caused by lack of collagen.

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Recognized for its Nutritional Function(1)

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Vitamin C is a nutrient that not only helps maintain the health of skin and mucous membranes, but also has antioxidant effects. It has a high nutritional value.

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functions of vitamin c

Resources:
1. Quoted from Pumori SK, Vitamin C in dermatology, Indian Dermatology Online Journal 2013 Apr-June 4(2) 143-146
2. Anti-Aging Part One: The Importance of Collagen, huffpost 11/28/2016
3. Shindo Y, Witt E, Han D, Epstein W, Packer L. Enzymic and non-enzymic antioxidants in epidermis and dermis of human skin. J invest Dermatol 1994; 102:122-124.
Rhie G, Shin MH, Seo JY, et al. Aging-and photoaging-dependant changes of enzymic and non-enzymic antioxidants in the epidermis and dermis of human skin in vivo. J Invest Dermatol 2001: 117:1212-1217.
Quote from Alexander J. Michels, Ph. D., “Vitamin C and Skin Health”, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University 2011

Are taking vitamins and eating your fruits and vegetables enough?

Are consuming fruits and Vitamin C supplements enough?

Less than 1% of orally consumed Vitamin C reaches the skin and scalp!

Vitamin C is a valuable nutrient loaded with antioxidant benefits.

Vitamin C is an important nutrient, so you want to supplement it with your daily meal. However, because oral vitamin C is used up by various parts of the body, only less that 1% reaches the desired area.

It is more efficient to topically apply it to certain areas of the skin.

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Can vitamin C get to where it needs to go if I take a lot of it?

Even if ingested in large amounts,
it eventually leaves the body.

Even if ingested in large amounts, it eventually leaves the body

It is possible for Vitamin C to accumulate in the body because an excess amount is released by sweat and urine. Therefore, it is recommended to take vitamin C several times a day for the most effective absorption to the body.

It has been confirmed to be 20 times more effective if you apply vitamin C directly to your skin.(2)

Can’t I just apply Vitamin C directly?

Vitamin C is immediately oxidized in the air. This means it is not as effective when directly applied to the skin.

Vitamin C is immediately oxidized in the air. This means it is not as effective when directly applied to the skin.

The skin has a barrier function to prevent foreign substances from entering, so even if vitamin C is applied to the skin, it cannot penetrate. Moreover, vitamin C is immediately oxidized by water, air, heat, and light. Upon touch, it can be easily destroyed. How to effectively use vitamin C for skin care benefits has been a challenge for many researchers.

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Cosmetics

VCosmetics use chemically
synthesized vitamin C derivatives.

Cosmetics use chemically synthesized vitamin C derivatives.

To overcome the weaknesses of vitamin C, it is common to use derivatives in cosmetics. However, there is a lower amount of vitamin C transferred to the skin. It is very difficult to deliver pure vitamin C to the skin with current methods.

This is why the value of Vitabrid CG, a stabilized pure 12-hour Vitamin C, is rapidly growing.