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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Vitamin C 💊

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Vitamin C 💊 - LUNA MICROCARE®
Vitamin C is a highly recommended and acclaimed skincare ingredient, loved by dermatologists and skin experts. As well as being a natural source of antioxidant protection that fights free radicals and skin aging, it also favours collagen production to improve firmness, while unifying tone, lightening dark spots and promoting brightness.

Yet plenty of myths and false beliefs still surround the powerful Vitamin C. Carry on reading to learn more about this acclaimed active ingredient. Our skin experts have the answers to all your questions about Vitamin C.

1. IS IT TRUE THAT VITAMIN C SKINCARE OXIDIZES AND GOES OFF EASILY?

The Vitamin C molecule - Ascorbic Acid, is very unstable and easily oxidises. So, it may lose its properties when it comes into contact with air, light or heat. Fortunately, there are several ways to prevent this. For example, our skincare products are prepared using a stabilised form named as ascorbyl glucoside. Innovative micro-cones are designed to ensure penetration and gradually release the ingredient into the skin, preventing any issues of oxidative stress caused by free radicals.
2. SHOULD I STORE VITAMIN C SKINCARE IN THE FRIDGE?

Many people think it’s best to keep Vitamin C skincare products in the fridge to prevent oxidation. However, it is best to store Vitamin C products in a dry, dark place, as oxygen and UV light make them lose their properties. Low temperatures also help keep them in good condition and delay their deterioration. So, it’s OK to keep them in the fridge, but it’s not essential.

Luna Microcare® Series with stabilised Vitamin C is formulated to ensure that they maintain their properties until the date indicated on the packaging (normally 24 months after manufacturing).

3. CAN I USE VITAMIN C SKINCARE IN SUMMER?

Effortlessly! Vitamin C can be used all year round, and in summer your skin needs it more than ever. Many people believe they can’t use Vitamin C in the summer because they think it produces photosensitivity, which can cause negative consequences such as dark spots. But Vitamin C doesn’t make skin more sensitive to the sun, it’s actually photosensitive, which means that it breaks down on contact with the sun, oxidising and losing its effectiveness.

There’s a simple solution: Apply Luna Microcare® patches that ensure your skin has the Vitamin C delivered deep into it before coming into contact with the sun, which helps to avoid it breaking down.

Vitamin C does not cause hyper-pigmentation. To the contrary, it helps to prevent it, unifies skin tone, and lightens dark spots. Vitamin C is a great summer beauty ally. The sun generates free radicals, and vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants, perfect for preventing and countering the negative impact of sun rays on your skin.
 
4. IS IT SAFE TO USE VITAMIN C SKINCARE WHILE PREGNANT?

Some people believe that Vitamin C can worsen melasma (dark spots associated with pregnancy), but as mentioned earlier, Vitamin C does not cause dark spots. Others worry that skincare ingredients might filter into the blood and cause problems for the baby. But rest assured; it’s good news!

You can enjoy Luna Microcare’s stable Vitamin C during your pregnancy. There have been no findings or study results that support this the theory that this active ingredient harms your little one in any way. Just in case, we always recommend checking directly with your dermatologist first.
5. CAN I USE VITAMIN C SKINCARE ON SENSITIVE SKIN?

Vitamin C skincare is suitable for all healthy skin types. Some brands use formulations with an acidic pH to help this active ingredient penetrate your skin. This may produce redness or irritation.

Luna Microcare® formulas ensure delivery using innovative methods, for example micro-needle delivery systems. This avoids the need for an excessively acidic pH. We are committed to achieving the best effectiveness whilst respecting your skin. Check with your dermatologist if you have any previous skin concerns.
 

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