Winter can be harsh on our skin. Whether you experience winter's brutal chill or evade it with air conditioning to heat, we experience less moisture in the air and can even expose the skin to extreme contrasts; toasty warm inside and stepping out into the blistering cold. Depending on where you are, environmental factors will inevitably impact the skin. These factors decrease moisture levels and weaken our skin. As a result, the complexion can become more sensitive, develop telangiectasia (dilated blood vessels), and start to age prematurely.
Vitamin C has long been one of the most powerful brightening, anti-ageing and antioxidant ingredients used in effective skincare. The skin will benefit from quality Vitamin C skincare daily, which is universally beneficial for a variety of different skin types and conditions. With daily use, we notice an improvement in the skin's appearance, texture and resilience to the environment.
Nevertheless, some Vitamin C preparations can irritate sensitive skin and have adverse side effects. In turn, and ironically, it can stress an already compromised skin.
Here at organicspa, we primarily choose Kakadu Plum and Ascorbyl Glucoside, which are botanical sources of Vitamin C. These ingredients are selected for their safety and efficacy on the skin. They are gentle enough to be used on the most sensitive of complexions, and are not at risk of photosensitising (like retinol, for example, which can make the skin vulnerable to light exposure).
Let’s explore these natural alternatives a little more.
Kakadu Plum – is, in fact, the world’s richest source of Vitamin C. Found on Country, naturally grown and harvested by indigenous communities, this small olive-sized Australian native is sometimes known as Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga. Despite its petiteness, a single plum contains 100 times the amount of Vitamin C of an orange. Our biochemists formulate only the most potent and Certified Organic forms of Kakadu Plum.
Ascorbyl Glucoside (AA2G) – sourced from potato and corn starch, this stabilised water-soluble Vitamin C prevents skin pigmentation. It does this by suppressing melanin synthesis in melanocytes. It also has the ability to reduce the amount of pre-existing melanin, resulting in a lighter pigmentation of the skin. Research shows that Ascorbyl Glucoside also helps protect against UV and alleviates exposure to the sun, making it ideal for morning and evening application.
How Does Vitamin C Revive and Illuminate the Skin?
A melanin synthesis inhibitor
Meaning Vitamin C will work to reduce the amount of pigment in the skin to promote a more even skin tone, brighten and reveal a more luminous complexion.
Improve Collagen Production
It assists in preventing collagen deterioration and, therefore, will maintain a firmer and stronger skin.
Protect the Skin Against Environmental Damage
Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Antioxidants act as free radical scavengers as they protect our skin cells from daily aggressors of environmental damage, which cause premature skin ageing. These are caused by blue light, pollution, air conditioning, smoking, alcohol, toxic dietary choices, some medications and stress.
How to Choose the Right Vitamin C Serum for You
You can use all these serums daily under your organicspa hydration product.
An enviable combination of Vitamin C plus hyaluronic acid to protect, hydrate and brighten skin. Use this light milky serum to delay and prevent free radical damage (premature ageing) on a younger skin or to protect and repair a more mature skin - NEW organicsceuticals active brightening serum
A multivitamin-rich gel-based serum that strengthens skin and diminishes lines and pigmentation thanks to its potent combination of Vit-A-Like, Kakadu Plum and Sea Buckthorn Oil - organicsceuticals a.c.e serum
Daily Protection for Eyes & Face
Firm, hydrate and plump the delicate skin tissue around the eyes. This transformative eye cream also works to brighten and reduce fine lines - organicsceuticals eye treat
A hybrid of a tint and moisturiser. You can use it alone on oily skin or over your serum and/or moisturiser for all other skin types. Semi-matte and long-wearing, it’s the perfect clean makeup product for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Plus, it can be used directly on the skin post waxing and facial treatments - organicspa beauty balm in fair and medium
Hydrate & Protect with Vitamin C
A luxurious moisturiser that assists in firming, strengthening, protecting and nourishing a drier, more mature skin. Feels good and works well both day and night - organicsceuticals pro renewal cream.
Get a Professional Vitamin C Treatment
Our potent Vitamin C professional treatment is available at your local organicspa salon or spa. This performative facial will immediately brighten skin and reduce visible signs of ageing whilst reducing pigment and delivering essential antioxidants into the skin. Add a salon peel based on AHA’s, enzymes and BHA’s to this treatment to supercharge results and reveal fresher, healthier skin - age vita renewal.
Including antioxidant-rich and Vitamin C infused food sources daily is also a great way to protect from the free radical damage to our skin and body cells.