Friday, 29 June 2012

Vitamin C Serum

Hands up if you feel frustrated when the IT product that everyone is raving about didn't exactly work for you. Every month, we spent tons of money trying to find a serum, night cream, miracle food blah blah blah to give us a more youthful skin and vitamin C serum might be just the solution for you.

I was introduced to a vitamin C serum recently when i was at Kiehl's and i decided to read more about it. I didn't realize the importance of vitamin C and it's benefits to our skin until reading it.

Extracted from a website "Vitamin C is the only antioxidant that is proven to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is the substance that binds cells together giving you a more youthful appearance. Collagen is dependent upon Vitamin C to help restore skin tone and fight wrinkles. When Vitamin C is properly delivered into skin cells it has the ability to reduce wrinkles and improve your skins tone and texture. Vitamin C accelerates healing, reduces inflammation, and strengthens the skin barrier giving you a more radiant, youthful appearance."

Usually wrinkle starts to form in our early 30's and this is when the collagen cells start to fall apart and causes wrinkles in adulthood. So if we can continue to generate collagen with the help of vitamin C, we can keep the wrinkles at bay for a while until another super product appears. Ladies in your 20's, start using NOW.

Not alot of companies sell vitamin c serum in Singapore. I have seen them at sasa, body shop and kiehl's. Before buying, remember to compare the quantity and concentration of vitamin c. I realized that Bodyshop is selling theirs at S$45.90 for 10ml with a 5% vitamin c (sounds afforable). Kiehl's selling theirs at S$132 for 50ml with 10.5% vitamin c. Work your calculator and you will find Kiehl's is actually more value for money except you have to fork out a big sum first. But the good news is they give free sample at Kiehl's, remember? So try it out and see if it works before committing.

Personally, I rather apply the serum on my face because I don't know how many oranges I need to consume before a small percentage of it goes to my face.

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