How Vitamin C Benefits Your Skin
Defends against free radicals
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant. This means it can neutralise harmful free radicals created in your skin after sun damage. So while Vitamin C cannot protect your skin the way an SPF sunscreen does, it will minimise the harmful effects that’s invisible to the eye.
Boosts collagen production
Vitamin C is a key component in stabilising and creating collagen; making it as one of the most reliable anti-ageing ingredients on the market. Research has also shown that Vitamin C can also increase the quality of the collagen created in your body.
Reduces brown spots
Vitamin C also aids in your skin’s ability to heal itself; including unwanted red and brown spots. Add to that its anti-inflammatory properties that combat acne and rosacea, and you have a very useful tool in your arsenal that pulls double duty: preventing future damage and resolving any pre-existing ones.
Vitamin C For Your Skin – Consumables or Topicals?
Solely for the benefit of your skin, topical sources of Vitamin C is the way to go.
This is because the absorption of ingested Vitamin C, even with a high dosage, is finite; the bioavailability of Vitamin C is inadequate in the skin. Comparatively, topical Vitamin C performs significantly better.
But not all topical Vitamin Cs are made equal. Vitamin C is highly unstable on its own, and will oxidise easily. The oxidised form, Dehydro Ascorbic Acid (DHAA), imparts a yellow colour to the skin when applied. This is why it’s important to take note of the shelf life of topical Vitamin C products.
Benefits of Vita C Infusion Facial:
- Evens out skin tone and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation
- Brightens skin dullness
- Firms up skin
- Shields skin from pollutants and free radicals
- Improves skin hydration
- Heals skin damage and prevents future skin inflammation
- Welcome head massage
- Double cleansing
- Exfoliation with exfoliator device
- Professional extraction
- Eyebrow shaping (optional)
- Dermafusion with Vitamin C Actives
- Face massage
- Mask application
- Sunblock/Night Protect application
The Vita C Infusion Facial has a very high safety profile. It can be enjoyed in conjunction with other common topical anti-ageing agents such as sunscreens, tretinoin, other antioxidants, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).
Minor adverse reactions, if any, include a yellowish discolouration of the skin which will dissipate over time, and although rare, skin irritation in some hypersensitive individuals with prolonged exposure to the sun. Other reactions include mild stinging, redness, and dryness, which can all be treated with a moisturiser.
Our consultants will take the time to discuss whether your goals and expectations for the treatment are realistic, and also discuss with you all our Vita C Infusion Facial benefits and risks.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can enjoy the Vita C Infusion Facial once every 3 to 4 weeks.
It is highly unlikely for peeling to occur with this treatment.
The Vita C Infusion Facial is suitable for most skin types, and especially beneficial for those with uneven skin tones, dry, dull, and/or ageing skin. Individuals with sensitive skin conditions (e.g., eczema, psoriasis, rosacea) can enjoy the facial provided the skin condition is stable, under control and not flaring up.
The Vita C Infusion Facial is unsuitable for those with unrealistic expectations with regards to its whitening effects, and individuals with hypersensitive skin.
With careful assessment and preparation, a very serious allergic reaction to the Vita C Infusion Facial is extremely rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor immediately.