The obsession with collagen is hard to miss. It’s everywhere - in our coffee, smoothies, candy, and skincare. Thrilled by the zeal to nurture collagen, I am equally troubled by the volume of misinformation. Let’s look beyond the hype, at what works, what doesn’t, and why.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin essential for the synthesis/maintenance of collagen. The human body is incapable of synthesizing or storing Vitamin C, relying instead on dietary and/or supplemental replenishment.
Mounting scientific research is making it hard to deny the detrimental effects of pollution on the skin, as harmful as tobacco or solar radiation. Pollution can disrupt collagen production, impair skin barrier function, and amplify free radical damage. Thankfully, mitigating the risks to your skin is possible without having to live in a bubble.
Everyone remotely interested in skincare is already acquainted with Niacinamide, also known as nicotinamide or Vitamin B3. Topical application can improve hyperpigmentation, acne, hydration, skin barrier function as well as improve the signs associated with aging. Can you use Niacinamide and Ascorbic Acid skincare together? No, not if you are interested in getting the most from your skincare. pH Matters Supported by loads of research and fans across the globe, few skincare ingredients are as beloved as Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid. Unlike many of the derivatives, stability and effectiveness of ascorbic acid skincare requires a pH of 3.5 or...