Vitamin C cream has finally come on its own. For quite some time, vitamin C has been added as an extra ingredient in many skin creams, ointments, and topical solutions. These skin products offered healing for wounds, relieving itch, treating rashes, smoothing skin and improving overall skin health, among other uses. Just like a patient understudy, Vitamin C stood on the sidelines providing its benefits while another ingredient-usually a natural compound like calendula cream, calamine, and others-took center stage.
The only surprise is that it took this long for Vitamin C cream to get the skin care and skin therapy limelight. Maybe part of the reason for the delay is the fact that when people hear the term ‘Vitamin C’ they usually think of an oral vitamin instead of something you rub on your skin. Oral Vitamin C’s tissue maintenance, cartilage repair, blood vessel support, and other therapeutic properties are all very well known.
In fact, Vitamin C cream have health-boosting properties and are so well-accepted that the only controversy regarding this vitamin is not whether people should take it but in what dosage. There has been some controversy in the past where groups of people would advocate for ‘megadoses’ of Vitamin C to boost its immune building, disease fighting properties. It turns out, according to some studies, that mega dosing doesn’t really help all that much.
Regardless, Vitamin C is now available in its own skin cream formulation. The guide below steps you through some of the most common dermal therapeutic properties these formulations carry. Keep in mind that this is just a composite list. The actual list is quite long since Vitamin C is one of the most heavily-studied vitamins in the market.
Vitamin C Cream Aids in Growing Collagen
Collagen is a key component of your skin. If your skin gets a lot of sunlight or you don’t take good care of your skin, collagen levels decrease. Collagen helps with skin elasticity and smoothness. Using Vitamin C cream helps build up your skin’s collagen levels since Vitamin C has been proven to aid in your body’s creation of collagen.
Scar and Cartilage Repair And Maintenance
Since Vitamin C plays such a major role in your body’s ability to create and grow collagen, this collagen level greatly impacts key areas of your skin such as wound repair and cartilage damage. If your skin gets punctured, ripped, scratched, or scraped, your body begins a whole series of actions to repair the wound. Collagen is needed to fix the wound so it can scar up. Vitamin C helps this process along. It does the same role when it comes to damaged cartilage. Collagen plays a key role in repairing ripped or damaged areas.