Vitamin C is a very powerful ingredient in the skin care world. This natural ingredient effectively tackles the first signs of skin aging and ensures a firm and glowy skin. In addition, this strong antioxidant also provides protection against harmful factors, such as HEV blue light and UV radiation. You can imagine that this is the ideal combination with a sunscreen that also protects the skin against this.
How does sunscreen work?
We mainly use sunscreen to protect the skin against UV radiation. Such an SPF protects the skin by reflecting or absorbing the UV rays of the sun. The brand new Clay And Glow Protecting Face Sunscreen SPF 30 contains ingredients that absorb both UVA and UVB radiation before they can damage your skin. These organic UV filters convert the UV radiation into a small amount of heat, which is then released back into the atmosphere. In this way, the skin is being protected against the negative influencers of UV radiation.
What does vitamin C do for the skin?
Vitamin C is an antioxidant with multiple benefits for (aging) skin. For example, the vitamin supports the skin in the production of collagen, which ensures a firmer and more elastic skin. But even more relevant is that vitamin C can protect the skin against harmful sun rays. This natural ingredient can prevent or reducs damage to cells by neutralizing the production of highly reactive (oxygen) molecules, known as free radicals.
The golden combination: vitamin C + SPF
In short, the Vitamin C Serum and the Protecting Face Sunscreen SPF 30 are a dynamic duo that work together to protect the sun (even better). Vitamin C can increase the effectiveness of the sunscreen, which not only protects the skin against UV radiation, but also indirectly reduces the risk of skin aging. Other free radicals that are still released are being neutralized by vitamin C. Great, isn’t it?!
The other way around, the SPF also enhances the effect of vitamin C. Did you know vitamin C is really unstable and loses its efficacy upon oxidation (reaction with oxygen from the air)? Luckily, the sunscreen converts these free radicals (oxygen molecules) into a small amounts of heat and reduces the chance of oxidation.
Fun fact: our Vitamin C Serum contains ascorbic acid (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid), a derivative form of vitamin C that is the most stable and effective for the skin. This ingredients works especially well with other antioxidants such as niacinamide (vitamin B3), an other compound found in our serum.
How to use?
To provide the skin of extra protection, you can start using the Vitamin C Serum on a clean skin. Let the serum dry for about 10 minutes, so the active ingredients can all absorb into skin. At last, apply a thin layer of the Protecting Face Sunscreen SPF 30 to protect the skin against sun rays and HEV blue light screens.
Will these two products also become your new power combo?