Vitamins are popular and attractive ingredients to cosmetic consumers and marketeers, and you’ll find them in a lot of skin care products. But do vitamins have any effect or does it just look good being mentioned on a label so that the product sells better?
In this post we’ll have a serious look at Vitamin C in cosmetics.
Vitamin C is a more pleasant name for Ascorbic acid (or L-ascorbic acid, the chemically active form of Vitamin C) which is naturally occurring in our skin. Its richest natural sources are vegetables, fruits and plants like Sea buckthorn, Baobab and Goji berries. It helps to reverse skin-ageing and helps the skin’s surface to defend itself from external stressors. Signs of a fragile skin, an uneven skin tone and spots also seem to disappear and it works as a protection from UV radiation, although it is not a sunscreen.
It is extremely difficult to formulate Vitamin C into a product and have it remain active. It is just not very stable and will only stay effective in skin care products for a short period of time after the product has been opened and exposed to the environment. Conventional cosmetics must have a shelf life of 30 months because of long storage and distribution process, which demand a high use of synthetic preservatives. Not only is this bad for your body, it also deprives the valuable skin care ingredients of precious space if you can imagine that 100 ml of cosmetics have to make a lot of room for those preservatives. That’s why RINGANA makes its fresh cosmetics in short intervals and are shipped directly to the customer, full of natural and organic essences and free of problematic chemicals.
The RINGANA Fresh Cosmetics with Vitamin C are:
You can order all Fresh Cosmetics and Supplements via our RINGANA Shop or have a look at the complete product range. If you have any questions or if you want to know more about the company, please feel free to contact us.
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