This Vitamin is the Answer to Pesky Summer Sun Spots (Bonus: It Reduces Wrinkles, Too)
As much as we may cherish the wisdom that comes with our years, none of us likes to notice any visible signs of aging, like wrinkles or dark spots. The good news is that there’s an amazingly simple way to slow and even reverse the aging process of your skin. And it doesn’t involve expensive beauty creams, harsh chemicals or potentially risky cosmetic procedures!
Best of all, unlike Botox and collagen injections, which can leave your skin bruised, sore and puffy — not to mention prone to itching, abscesses and infection — this trick can be your little secret!
Please keep reading if you want to take advantage of the latest findings to get rapid, dramatic results that everyone will notice — from smoothing fine lines and wrinkles to evening out skin tone and lightening age spots.
Unlocking the Secret to Beautiful Skin
You probably know how important vitamin C is as an essential nutrient. Found in high concentrations in citrus fruits, berries and rose hips (the fruit of the rose plant), it plays a vital role in supporting your immune system and overall health.
However, few people know that vitamin C is also vital to the production of collagen, which is essential for firm, smooth, youthful-looking skin. Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant that has been shown to help rejuvenate aging and sun-damaged skin!
Long before scientists examined the effects of vitamin C on the skin, however, Native Americans were using vitamin C-rich rose hips and petals to make a paste for healing and moisturizing their skin.
And did you know that old-fashioned “cold cream” was originally called “ointment of rose water” because its two main ingredients were rose oil and rose water? Vitamin C skin care has certainly come a long way since then.
Topical Vitamin C Shown to Be 20-40 Times More Effective at Rejuvenating Your Skin
Your skin is a complex organ that protects your entire body, and its aging not only affects how old you look, but can also expose you to significant health risks such as infection as well as exposure to environmental chemicals and UV radiation. So it’s vitally important to keep your skin healthy! And research has shown that one of the very best ways to do that is with topically applied vitamin C.
Why is it so important to apply vitamin C directly to your skin? Scientists now know that our levels of vitamin C begin to decline as we age, and they’re hard to replenish. Vitamin C is water-soluble, which means most of the vitamin C we ingest is rapidly excreted.
And while getting vitamin C from food or supplements is important, it’s not an effective means of increasing vitamin C concentration in the skin. Research shows that the most effective method for replenishing vitamin C in the skin is to apply it directly. In fact, applying vitamin C to the skin has been shown to be 20-40 times more effective than oral ingestion!
Two Ways Vitamin C Works Wonders On Your Skin
Before you rush out and buy the first topical vitamin C product you can get your hands on, it’s important that you understand that the vitamin C in most products is unfortunately useless. More on this later. First, let’s discuss the two primary ways vitamin C works to rejuvenate your skin:
1. Vitamin C Rapidly Improves Collagen Synthesis
Research has shown that topically applied vitamin C improves collagen synthesis in the skin, helping to keep skin youthful-looking. Collagen is a protein that essentially forms the framework that makes the skin firm and smooth. As you age, the amount of collagen in your skin declines drastically. And this ongoing process is typically accelerated by factors like exposure to sunlight and environmental pollutions, as well as inflammation. As your body’s ability to produce new collagen declines, topical vitamin C has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to boost collagen synthesis and slow its degradation.
2. Vitamin C Effectively Fights Free Radical Damage
Vitamin C is best known as a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the skin and throughout the body. A free radical is a chemically unstable molecule that can wreak their havoc throughout your body. When free radicals are present in the skin, they can cause the collagen to break down. As the damage accumulates over the years, the skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Antioxidants like vitamin C neutralize free radicals before they have a chance to damage the skin.
The Clinical Proof: Vitamin C Rejuvenates Aging Skin
An impressive array of clinical studies have demonstrated that topical vitamin C can quickly rejuvenate aging skin, making it look smoother, younger and more vibrant, while also protecting against free radical damage. One notable placebo-controlled study showed a significant reduction in fine lines and wrinkles within just 12 weeks! Other studies have shown that vitamin C can reduce damage to the skin’s protein fibers, increase the production of collagen and even reverse some age-related structural changes in the skin.[6-8]
One 12-week, placebo-controlled study involving participants with moderate sun damage showed a significant improvement in the appearance of fine lines, skin texture and tone. A photographic assessment revealed a remarkable 57.9% improvement in the vitamin C-treated group compared with the control group.
The Serious Problem with Most Topical Vitamin C
While the clinical research on topical vitamin C is certainly impressive, most vitamin C products pose one little-known problem that renders them virtually useless. You see, the form of vitamin C used in the majority of products, ascorbic acid, is highly unstable, which means that it quickly oxidizes when it’s exposed to air. This inevitably happens during the manufacturing and packaging process. And when vitamin C oxidizes, it loses its antioxidant benefits and can actually cause new free radicals to form! As a result, most topical vitamin C products are at best ineffective and at worst, can damage your skin.
In a significant breakthrough, scientists have now solved this problem by developing a natural, stabilized form of vitamin C (known as tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate). And unlike ascorbic acid, this cutting-edge stabilized vitamin C is also lipid-soluble, which means it has the unique ability to thoroughly and rapidly penetrate your skin to fight free radicals on a deep cellular level. So not only is it resistant to oxidation, research has shown that stabilized vitamin C is significantly more absorbable and effective at fighting free radical damage, boosting healthy collagen production and reducing wrinkle depth than ascorbic acid.
The Only Topical Vitamin C Product You Should Consider
When I first learned about the stabilized vitamin C, I was excited to recommend it to my readers, friends and family members. However, it was so cutting-edge that there just weren’t many products out there formulated with it — and the ones I did find were absurdly expensive.
As you may know, in addition to my work with Live in the Now, I also run Stop Aging Now, a company that has been making premium grade natural health products for over 20 years including a line of 100% natural skin care products called PurGevity™. I immediately went to work with the company’s Scientific Advisory Board to create an advanced yet affordable stabilized vitamin C skin care product as a way of fighting back against all the ineffective vitamin C products on the market. Not only are most made with the inferior ascorbic acid form of vitamin C that is basically useless, but most are also laden with chemicals that cause more harm than good. My cutting-edge new formula is called Pure-C® Radiant Skin Serum. It’s extremely affordable (as low as $14.95 per bottle with free shipping), 100% natural and is guaranteed to provide rapid, dramatic results for youthful looking skin. Click here to take advantage of this special offer.
An Advanced Vitamin C Formula for Superior Skin Care
I’m excited to introduce Pure-C as the newest addition to our PurGevity line of science-based, all natural skin care products. I encourage you to shop around and do your own research, but here’s why I think you’ll find Pure-C to be the very best product on the market:
- Formulated with Stabilized Vitamin C: If you want real results that are both fast-acting and long-lasting, then you need a formula that contains this cutting-edge form of vitamin C. Pure-C is one of the few products on the market that does!
- Rapid, Long-Lasting Results: You’ll notice more radiant skin almost immediately with results that get better over time! Pure-C’s cutting-edge formula provides powerful support for increased collagen production, antioxidant protection and smooth, firm, even-toned, healthy skin.
- Enhanced with Hyaluronic Acid: This naturally occurring polysaccharide provides moisture, firmness and suppleness. As you age, your skin’s natural levels of hyaluronic acid decline, and applying it to your skin’s surface results in softer, smoother, more hydrated skin.
- Gently Accelerates Skin Cell Renewal with Natural Botanicals: Pure-C also contains a blend of botanical extracts and oils which helps to gently exfoliate the skin, without irritating it. These botanical ingredients also provide additional phytonutrient benefits.
- Contains Only Pure, Natural Ingredients: Unlike most highly-advertised creams and serums, which are loaded with chemicals and harsh ingredients, Pure-C contains only pure, natural ingredients — no artificial fragrances, parabens, phthalates or other toxic chemicals.
- Safe, Effective and Made in an FDA-inspected Facility: Pure-C is made in an FDA-inspected facility for quality you can trust, and it comes with an “any reason” 365-day guarantee. That’s right, try it for up to one year, and return it for a full refund if you don’t like it.
- Affordable and Risk Free: You can get Pure-C for as low as $14.95 per bottle, which is the same or even less than many discount, low quality products. Plus it ships to you for free!
I also personally inspect the manufacturing facility where Pure-C is made on a regular basis to make sure my rigorous quality standards are being met, so I feel comfortable saying I stand by this product 100%.
After cleansing, simply apply a few drops of Pure-C to your face and neck and gently smooth over your skin before applying your moisturizer. Within days, you’ll begin to notice dramatic improvements in the radiance and overall tone of your skin. The potent yet gentle ingredients found in Pure-C will spring into action to repair damaged cells, even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of age spots. Within about a week, you’ll notice that your skin looks healthier, smoother and more youthful. And the results get better and better with time.
Plus, the fact that the ingredients found in Pure-C are all natural means that you’re not simply getting short-term benefits at the risk of long-term damage, which is the case with so many skin products. Pure-C will provide instant results while enhancing the long-term health of your skin.
And here’s the best part: For a limited time, we’re offering Pure-C to Live in the Now readers for as low as $14.95 per bottle — with free shipping!
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Joshua Corn – Editor-in-Chief
Josh is a health freedom advocate and veteran of the natural health industry. He has been actively involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years, and has been dedicated to the promotion of health, vitality, longevity and natural living throughout his career. Josh has successfully overcome several personal health challenges through natural means, and believes that sharing information can empower people to take control of their health so they can solve their own problems and live life to its fullest potential. Josh is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now. Additionally he serves as CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been formulating premium dietary supplements since 1995. Josh is currently working on his first book about natural health, and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, animal lover and enjoys “living in the now” with his wife and two sons.