Vitamin C aids the natural process of cell renewal.  It helps the body’s collagen production, the protein that supports our skin, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and blood vessels. But did you know that Vitamin C is also an antioxidant so it blocks some of the DNA damage caused by free radicals?

Vitamin C was isolated in 1928 by scientist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi and its chemical structure was explained by Norman Haworth in 1933. [1]

What does Vitamin actually do for your skin?

The better question would be: what doesn’t it do!

Vitamin C has achieved a cult status among skin experts as a multi-tasking powerhouse antioxidant. Suitable for all skin types, Vitamin C targets a long list of the most common anti-aging concerns, including but not limited to improving skin clarity, radiance, texture, tone, and reducing pigment. It has been shown to inhibit the production of tyrosinase, an enzyme that causes pigmentation.

According to Dr. Rachael Eckel of The Skin Health Institute of Trinidad, “Vitamin C is a vital component of any anti-aging skin care program, and I recommend it for all of my patients for prevention, maintenance and skin rejuvenation.”

Sunlight and pollution deplete the skin’s natural vitamin C supply. But the challenges with delivering Vitamin C into the skin is all about stability. When exposed to air and light, Vitamin C tends to break down quickly rendering it virtually ineffective.

For this reason, ZO products are dispensed in air-restrictive containers to insure their stability and make them last longer so you can reap the benefits. Vitamin C also comes in many forms, including the most popular water-soluble L-ascorbic acid, as well as ascorbyl palmitate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, retinyl ascorabe, tetrahexyldecy ascorbate, ascorbyl glucoside, and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, which can be confusing if you are reading labels.

At ZO Skin Health, we believe that all skin types need an extra boost of potent Vitamin C to stay healthy and beautiful. Our high-concentration Vitamin C products offer super effective targeted solutions for all ages.

Check out this ‘must-have’ trio of potent Vitamin-C infused ZO products:

C-Bright Serum 10% Vitamin C

This lovely light textured serum provides a pure dose of Vitamin C that is stabilized to help brighten and re-texturize your complexion and allow for maximum absorption. It’s one of ZO’s best sellers and fan favorites!

Melamin-C™ Skin Bleaching and Correcting Crème

Melamin-C contains prescription-strength (4%) hydroquinone combined with a potent 20% vitamin C for optimal melanin inhibition to correct the most advanced forms of hyperpigmentation.

Oclipse-C SPF50

Our lightweight mineral sunscreen safe for even the most sensitive skin types that offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, IR-A, and high-energy visible (HEV) light. Ideal for sensitive skin and use after peels, lasers, injections and post cosmetic surgery when skin is compromised.