You should get your daily dose of topical vitamin A and vitamin C in a facial serum.
What are facial serums?
Serums are concentrated skin care ingredients.
You apply your serums on clean skin before your moisturizer or sunscreen. They may contain nutrients, antioxidants or cell-communicating ingredients such as peptides.
Antioxidant Good - Free Radicals Bad
Free radicals are produced by UV rays,they help destroy our youthful look, they prematurely age your skin.
Antioxidants in your skin care products is a strong defense against slowing down the signs of aging
- Helps repair UV damage
- Protects collagen & elastin proteins
- Provides additional photoprotection
Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant, it is essential for collagen biosynthesis. Studies have shown using topical Vitamin C increases collagen production in young skin as well as aging skin.
AM: Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant to fight UV damage. Some studies have shown that applying topical vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced sun damaged, by offering increased cell protection against UV-B.
As we age the vitamin C in our epidermis and dermis declines. Unprotected exposure to UV light and environmental pollutants also may lower vitamin C content; this mainly occurs in the epidermis.
Vitamin C retexturize skin and reduces visible signs of aging, brightens uneven skin tones while diminishing the look of discoloration.
Ascorbic acid, the natural form of vitamin C is the most effective topical solution, even though it is the least stable. But,exposures to air, heat and/or light may slowly degrade vitamin C. Now you know why your vitamin C serum comes in dark container.
From what I read, it looks like formulas containing AA can causes alterations in TEWL. Yes, that's a great benefit if ou have dry skin.
Synthetic derivatives of AA although are more stable, tbut demonstrated to have a limited ability to penetrate the skin and less effective.
- ascorbyl palmitate
- ascorbate phosphate
- ascorbyl tetra-isopalmitate (ATIP) -more effective in lipid system
- dehydroascorbic acid
- magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP) - goes deeper, effecting changes in the viscoelastic-to-elastic ratio
Why is vitamin A important?
PM: Retinol (vitamin A) creams are exfoliators, they accelerate the natural cell turnover process. You should also exfoliated at night.
Retinol (vitamin A) also considered an antioxidant, preventing free radicals and increases collagen production. Vitamin A is essential for healing of the skin and the formation and preservation of collagen. It has influence on about 400 to 1000 genes of skin cell. As powerful as it is, it is destroyed by exposue to light.
You may be familiair with the prescription form of vitamin A, Retin A.
Rhonda Allison C-Peptide Complex Has both L-ascorbic acid and manesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP) as well as a peptide to help the skin look younger by improving collagen production and firming the skin.
Rhonda Allison’s ChronoPeptide A is a vitamin A exfoliating rejuvenation serum.
ChronoPeptide A If you’ve had side effects from other forms vitamin A or developed sun sensitivity. I recommend you use ChronoPeptide A. It contains retinaldehyde, Retinaldehyde is a less irritating form of vitamin A.
You receive additional benefits whe you use ChronoPeptide A, it contains “chrono-peptide an anti-aging ingredient that triggers the circadian genes to optimize physiological activities.
What Type Of Skin Benefits:
- Aging skin
- Hormonal acne-prone skin
- Sun damage
- Skin showing the beginning of fine lines