We all want smooth wrinkle free skin right? So what’s the best way to get there? In my opinion, you have to be armed with information, especially in this day and age where snake oil salesmen abound. One of the key ingredients that I have found to be helpful in the battle of the wrinkle is Vitamin C. It has been proven that eating foods rich in Vitamin C can slow the aging/wrinkle process, so it would stand to reason that using supplemental skincare would further that process.

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According to a published report on Smart Skincare.com, “Vitamin C can benefit skin in two important ways. Firstly, vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of collagen, a key structural protein of the skin. Adding vitamin C to a culture of skin cells (fibroblasts) dramatically increases the synthesis of collagen. Secondly, vitamin C is an antioxidant and can help reduce skin damage caused by free radicals. So, when vitamin C is properly delivered into skin cells, there is a good chance to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture.

So what does that mean? Basically, Vitamin C increases collagen production and the more collagen your skin has, the fewer wrinkle you will see.  So add something vitamin C based to your skin care ritual.  Whether it’s a face cream or a serum, either of them will benefit your skin especially if you are over the age of 30. A line that I came across that makes a great serum is Cell Ceuticals. Their research states that, “Vitamin C & E: Vitamin C is critical for collagen production and is the most plentiful antioxidant in our skin to neutralize free radicals! Topical Vitamin C improves fine and course wrinkling, improves smoothness, tone, laxity and can lighten hyper pigmentation. Vitamin E is the predominant antioxidant at the superficial skin barrier (stratum corneum) and works synergistically with Vitamin C. Topical administration of Vitamin E before UV exposure can reduce skin responses such as erythema, edema, and sunburn cell formation.” Sounds good to me!!  Try their CellGenesis serum, which at $80 is pretty reasonable compared to comparable products.

CellCeuticals CellGenesis Regenerative Skin Treatment… retails for $80.00/1 FL OZ airless pump.

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