Now anti-aging serum contains Vitamin C, has been one of the most popular anti-aging products. While the manufactures claim that their vitamin C anti-aging products have been proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen. Recently scientists are questioning this and claimed that the anti-aging Vitamin C serum is not better than drinking a glass of lemon juice. Is it true?
According to numerous studies, Vitamin-C is an essential building block, during the process of collagen formation in the skin and, it also serves to develop the elasticity of the skin; reduce skin mark, and increase the skin’s luminosity. But here is one thing deserted by most people: most research focus on dietary Vitamin C, rather than applying vitamin C directly on top of skin.
The skin tissue is composed of several layers, and because of its natural skin protection mechanism, the skin allows only a small amount of water and fat-soluble substances.
Dr.Kong, a pharmacologist who did skin research for years, recently pointed out that: the effects of most serums containing Vitamin C are hardly to achieve its desired results due to the following reasons:
1. For skin care products, any ingredient should have the following features in order to function. In reality very few ingredients can comprehend all of the functions below:
It can penetrate the skin cell
It can coat the outside of the skin cell wall so it will not degrade immediately,
It should be absorbed very quickly by the skin
2. Some anti-aging creams or serums are not delivered at adequate quantity into the skin. It causes lack of effectiveness because it has been proved that the efficiency of the Vitamin C serum is proportional to the concentration, but only up to 20%.
3. Most Vitamin C contain anti-aging products, L-Ascorbic Acid, a water soluble, natural form of Vitamin-C, is used as the primary Vitamin-C form. But L-Ascorbic is a very unsteady ingredient because it will quickly become ineffective and lose its effectiveness. That’s why many skin care products add extra binders and stabilizers to make it stable. But it causes another side effect because it prevents it from penetrating into deep layers of the skin. Another fact is because its water soluble it means L-Ascorbic acid goes to the inside of the cell (water) rather than the outside. But most free-radical damage happens on the outside of the cell. So in fact it has very limited effect on preventing aging. Moreover, as a very acidic ingredient it also causes skin irritation easily.
4. The most stable form of Vitamin C is called Magnesium Ascorbic Phosphate. But due to its high price most skin care companies use L-Ascorbic Acid rather than MAP.
6. Some do not chemically convert to the biologically active form of Vitamin C in the skin.
7. Medical studies have shown that the nutrients necessary for the metabolism of skin tissue, such as sugar, fat, protein, electrolytes, vitamins and water, mostly come from the blood supply to the small blood vessels of the dermis. Cosmetics, skin care products in a variety of nutrients, even partially penetrate the skin; can only result in a superficial effect.
How you can prevent aging from the root?
The best way to prevent aging from the root is to improve the blood circulation under the skin tissue. This can be achieved by doing exercises on a regular basis, applying effective anti-aging essential oils that are fat-soluble and with small molecules, or do facial massaging. Dr.Kong recently created an eBook, it introduces a very effective anti-aging technique that you can do at home easily. It is very safe and the result is almost immediate. If you are interested you can find the eBook here.
Dr.Kong, MD. Ph.D. the author of http://youngernextyda.com. In the book Dr.Kong revealed an anti-aging technique that combines using of anti-aging essential oil and an ancient anti-aging technique to improve the facial blood flow, thus treating skin problems such as wrinkles, fine lines, and black circles, Etc from the root.