Vitamin C powder is a superstar in both DIY products and over-the-counter cosmetics.
No surprise there—it is a powerful antioxidant that can help your skin in various ways.
Today I am presenting you its uses and benefits.
Learn why you should add it to your serums, masks and moisturizers.
What is Vitamin C Powder
L-Ascorbic acid powder is the scientific name for Vitamin C.
This is a necessary element your body needs to help maintain the right balance. So does your skin.
Vitamin C is the key compound to cell regeneration and the production of collagen.
It is also your best warrior in fighting the free radicals (the guys making your skin age).
In other words, adding Vitamin C Powder to your serums, moisturizers and creams will enhance their aid immensely and help your complexion have more elasticity and look brighter.
Why You Should Use Cosmetic Vitamin C Powder
Vitamin C is very unstable biologically as the molecule oxidizes upon exposure to air, heat, or light.
This means that your Vitamin C serum loses its potency by opening the bottle that contains it.
Therefore preparing your own serum adding powdered Vitamin C to your oil blends you will ensure you always have fresh and powerful product.
What You Need To Know Before Adding It To Your Regimen
The powders on the market usually contain between 90% and 100% pure Vitamin C.
This is a lot more than you will find in a OTC serum. However the more doesn't mean the better.
When applied onto the skin, Vitamin C in concentrations over 20% can't be absorbed from the skin.
You don’t necessarily absorb more Vitamin C just because a product has a higher concentration of Vitamin C in it.
In fact the excess Vitamin C being transported from the tissues into the blood where it will eventually be filtered out and excreted in urine.
So if you are going to add powder to a teaspoon of product, mix in less than 1/5 of a teaspoon of L-Ascorvic acid (Vitamin C).
It is important what you mix the powder with. Vitamin C may become inactive or reduce its effectiveness when mixed with some ingredients.
To ensure the potency of your oil blends and serums, stick to fewer ingredients and/or do your research beforehand.
According to this study, Vitamin E increases the aide of Vitamin C.
The powdered Vitamin C can feel gritty and make your otherwise smooth serum sandy. Therefore, be sure to look out for very fine granular powder.
Where To Get Yours
This supplement can be bought on Amazon or from your local drug store. Below is the one I use myself. This L-Ascorbic acid is superb quality and grate for use in serums and creams.
You can also make your own Vitamin C powder from real food. I haven't tried that yet but if I do, you will be the first to share with.
Vitamin C is important for both the immune system's and skin's health.
In other words, Vitamin C will boost your well-being and give you clearer, younger looking skin.
Do you use Vitamin C Powder in your skin care? HAve you tried making your own powdered Vitamin C? Share your verdict in the comments below.
I hope you enjoyed this post and I will talk to you in the next one.
Stay tuned and take skin care