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Vitamin C – The Super Antioxidant

Vitamin C is one of the best vitamins to keep you and your skin healthy. Vitamin C is known for keeping our bodies strong and healthy but it can have great effects on our skin. Over the years Vitamin C has been put into many different products but for the skin it can be put in a topical formula. When spread on the face it can help reduce signs of aging and protect against sun damage.

Benefits of Vitamin C

When Vitamin C is put in a topical formula it is known as ascorbic acid which is classed as the most vital antioxidant. Antioxidants main duty is to protect against harmful free radicals which can cause damage. Vitamin C works best for speeding up the natural way the skin repairs itself and eliminates any further damage that could be caused. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to help repair skin and protect the skin against ageing by:

  • - Stimulating collagen production
  • - Lowers the chance of inflammation
  • - Reducing pigmentation
  • - Holding in moisture
  • - Strongly protects against UV rays
  • - Replenishing Vitamin E

Like all different skincare products, there are many Vitamin C products which claim to make your skin better. The problem is that a lot of the time Vitamin C is found in formulas that are unstable when they come into contact with oxygen which stops it from working at all.

The great thing about Obagi products is that they are all clinically tested and proven. Obagi Professional-C Serums are formulated with Vitamin C in the most stable form it can be which means it absorbs and stays in the skin for longer. This means that the skin is getting the best effects this antioxidant has to offer. Obagi Professional-C Serums come in three different types that are created for different skin types.

We hope this blog has given you some insight into Vitamin C and the great effects it can have on our skin. Keep eating fruit and vegetables high in Vitamin C and why not book a consultation here at Face Hub Facial Aesthetics to see which Obagi serum would work best for you! You can contact us at 01 5253888 or book online.


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L-Ascorbic Acid which is the active form of Vitamin C and can help the skin to look healthy while fighting the appearance of ageing. L-Ascorbic Acid can be found in Obagi’s Professional-C Serums.

Hydromanil is derived from the tara seed and is known for its amazing moisturising properties. It is found in both Obagi Hydrate and Obagi Hydrate Luxe moisturisers. Hydromanil helps to keep water in the skin giving your skin a glowing and hydrated long lasting complexion.

Kinetin and Zeatin are key ingredients which have been proven to improve the appearance of aging skin. They can be found in Obagi’s Gentle Rejuvenation System which is designed to sooth and cleanse sensitive skin.

Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also creates a smooth texture to the skin and is very gentle so will not cause irritation. Retinol is a key ingredient in the Obagi360 system which is a great choice for younger people.

Peptides are chains of amino acids that are found in all living things are used in Obagi products to help your skin appear plump and volumized. Peptides are an ingredient in Obagi’s Professional-C Peptide Complex.

All of the above ingredients are clinically proven to have a positive effect on our skin. Here at Face Hub Facial Aesthetics, we sell Obagi Skincare products as we believe they are the best skincare range on the market. If you would like to know more about Obagi Skincare, why not book a consultation with one of our practitioners on 01 5253888 or book online. They can let you know which products are best for your skin type.

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