Vitamin C is often called an anti-aging vitamin, because it supports the skin in essential functions against aging and contributes in various ways to a healthy and beautiful skin. The vitamin C used in cosmetics has three beneficial effects on the skin:
First, it is known as an effective antioxidant that combats free radicals and thus counteracts premature aging of the skin and thus protects against oxidative damage.
Secondly, vitamin C plays a major role in building up collagen, which gives the skin its structure and firmness. A healthy collagen structure in the skin helps to slow down the visible aging process.
The third aspect has been known for a long time, the brightening effect of Vitamin C that helps to fight hyperpigmentation (e.g. age spots) as well as acne, which makes the complexion more even.
Free radicals develop in the body constantly. This happens in metabolic processes, but also environmental influences such as UV radiation, air pollution, lifestyle stress and cigarette smoke lead to an excessive amount of free radicals.
Physically, these unstable molecules are always looking for a reactant and therefore attack the cell membrane, lipids and proteins. In order to prevent the free radicals from doing this in the skin or harming the entire organism, thus impairing their functionality, it needs antagonists - the so-called antioxidants. Only they can neutralize the free radicals and thus stop the premature aging. Other well-known antioxidants include vitamin A and E or Q10 and the OPC's (oligomeric proanthocyanidines) and Resveratrol (both occur in red grapes).
A network of collagenous, elastic fibers give the skin firmness and elasticity. If deep wrinkles are clearly visible on the face, then the collagen structure in the skin is no longer strong enough and breaks in at the points where the wrinkles become visible.
Vitamin C protects the existing collagen structure from damages by free radicals. In a second step, it supports the skin in the rebuilding of collagen and the production of new collagen as well as the strengthening of elastic fibers in the extracellular matrix of the skin.
So, Vitamin C helps the skin to create a stable and healthy collagen network that can better withstand tension without being damaged so easily. The skin’s structure is significantly improved and the surface appears significantly more firm and smooth.
Vitamin C may also help with increased pigmentation / hyperpigmentation. Studies show that vitamin C inhibits the excessive formation of melanin and thus also reduces the development of age spots. This whitening effect of Vitamin C on the skin has been known already for centuries and it has been used to make the skin brighter.
The antioxidative effect of vitamin C also reduces inflammation and this way also helps with acne, relieving micro-inflammation in the skin, caused by acne. Oxidation processes also spread acne in the skin and vitamin C is able to stop it.
For the face, we recommend Vitaforce C Cream (mornings and evenings) and to enhance the effect our skin-care active ingredient concentrate Vitaforce C Skin Complex, applied after cleansing of the skin. The concentrate absorbs quickly leaving no residue after which you apply the Vitaforce C Cream.
Once a week we recommend a mask treatment, e.g. Rich Energy Mask for the demanding skin and you will be able to welcome spring with an even complexion and significantly less wrinkles in just a few weeks!
A corresponding body care with vitamins offers our Vitaforce ACE Body Cream. It's a great way to prepare your body for the time when lighter clothing is on the line again and more skin is shown.
The highly-effective active substance cream Vitaforce C Cream is developed to treat the first signs of skin aging: wrinkles caused by dryness and fine lines. Vitaforce C Cream offers reliable assistance. The combination of low- and high-molecular hyaluronic acid ensures noticeable skin smoothness and long-lasting improvement of the moisture content in the upper layers of the epidermis.
Vitamin C phosphate (a stabilized form of vitamin C, which is unstable in water, for use in cosmetic products) penetrates deep into the skin tissue, where it is transformed into active vitamin C. A refreshing and reviving extract of lemons supports skin brightening and improves the skin's radiance. Vitamin E acetate (the stabilized form of vitamin E) is transformed into the powerful antioxidant vitamin E (tocopherol) in the skin. It particularly protects the cell membranes against free radicals.
Vitaforce C Skin Complex is the ideal product to complement Vitaforce C Cream.
It is a highly-effective active substance gel for treating the first signs of skin aging: wrinkles caused by dryness and fine lines. A combination of low- and high-molecular hyaluronic acid ensures noticeable skin smoothness and long-lasting improvement of the moisture content in the upper layers of the epidermis. Vitamin C phosphate penetrates deep into the skin tissue, where it is transformed into active vitamin C. The refreshing and reviving extract of lemons supports skin brightening and improves the radiance of demanding skin.
The skin may also suffer during periods of excessive stress. Not infrequently, it then appears scaly, irritated and/or tired and pale. In short, it is lacking in vitality and freshness. A particularly quick and reviving measure is desirable in this case. Thank goodness a rapidly acting care mask is available for these special needs.
Rich Energy Mask is a rich cream mask. Its plentiful and supple texture pampers demanding skin and combats the initial signs of tiredness. With each application, the skin is provided with an extra portion of caring and vital substances for a radiantly beautiful appearance.
Vitaforce ACE Body Cream is a nourishing body cream with vitamins. This new silky smooth body cream is enriched with the three valuable A, C and E vitamins and combats all of these tendencies. Vitaforce ACE Body Cream leaves users’ skin even, soft and smooth.
Valuable vitamin A gives the skin a smooth appearance, while vitamin C inhibits the production of melanin and gets rid of complexion irregularities. At the same time, vitamin E provides the cells with the protection they need,
and hyaluronic acid and Pentavitin® moisturise the skin intensively.
Vitaforce ACE Body Cream has a pleasant fragrance and is absorbed into the skin quickly. Its shea butter has a gentle lipid-replenishing effect and coats the skin with valuable lipids.
The cream is a vitamin cocktail for all skin types!