Happy National Vitamin C Day! While we may associate this important nutrient with its ability to ward off colds and flu, vitamin C is also incredibly important for looking healthy and youthful. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of vitamin C for skin health, discuss the best food sources and supplements to get your daily dose, and provide tips for incorporating oral vitamin C into your skin care regimen. We’ll also delve into Cherish Skin Personality to better understand why vitamin C is the hero ingredient for skin.
How does vitamin C help improve skin? Let’s summarize some of the key benefits.
- Synthesis of collagen. Research has shown that vitamin C is an essential nutrient that promotes collagen formation for normal skin function. It works by helping to reactivate two enzymes involved in collagen formation: prolyl hydroxylase, which helps stabilize the collagen molecule, and lysyl hydroxylase, which creates a cross-link that helps strengthen collagen. Without vitamin C, these specialized enzymes will struggle to function effectively, halting collagen production. Collagen is the main component of the extracellular matrix that supports skin cells in the deeper layers of the skin. As we age, our ability to produce new collagen decreases, which tends to affect the skin’s hydration, elasticity, and tone, causing fine lines, wrinkles, and visible signs of aging. A decrease in collagen levels can also mean that the skin becomes less able to provide an effective barrier against infection.
- Helps fight free radicals caused by UV rays. While sunscreen is the best way to protect skin from UV rays, topical serums and creams with vitamin C can help neutralize free radicals caused by UV radiation that can damage skin cells and contribute to premature aging. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties can limit the effects of free radicals and prevent signs of skin aging caused by UV rays.
- Promotes a healthy inflammatory response. Vitamin C helps inhibit free radicals from causing oxidative stress on the skin, protecting against skin irritation. Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body and is rapidly depleted by stress, alcohol, smoking, inflammation, infection, poor diet and pollutants. This antioxidant vitamin is vital to your skin’s defense system. It is important to consume vitamin C both internally and externally for optimal benefits, and while topical vitamin C serums offer different benefits, adequate dietary intake of vitamin C offers many additional benefits for the entire body.
The best food sources of vitamin C.
The World Health Organization recommends 400g or five portions a day, although other countries such as Canada suggest up to ten portions a day, which may be more beneficial for health. Some foods rich in vitamin C include citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, bell peppers, broccoli, and tomatoes.
The Cherish Skin Personality – deep dive
Altrient Skin Personalities are designed to help you discover how your skin’s age, type, tone, and complexion will affect its nutritional requirements. Altrient Skin Personality Protocols provide deeply nourishing liposomal nutrition tailored to five skin personalities.
The Cherish Skin personality is based on our hero skin ingredient, Vitamin C, which underpins each of the 5 skin personalities. The Cherish Protocol helps revitalize tired, dull, thin, dull and lifeless skin with a naturally rejuvenating nutritional skin protocol. Start maintaining youthful skin firmness and elasticity by supporting your Cherish skin personality with the only nutrient that actually stimulates collagen synthesis; hello vitamin c
Consisting of 2x Altrient C doses, the Cherish protocol provides enough vitamin C to support all aspects of skin cell activity and function, from collagen synthesis to UV protection.
An independent, double-blind, placebo-controlled study by Princeton Consumer Research Center in the UK found that Altrient C increased skin elasticity by 61% and reduced fine lines and wrinkles by 13.5% over 16 weeks. These brilliant results highlight the importance of liposomal Alltrient C for collagen formation and normal skin function.
A daily dose of liposomal vitamin C helps provide your skin with the nutrients it needs to produce collagen and maintain skin elasticity and firmness. Here are some additional nutrition and lifestyle tips to support your Cherish skin personality.
- SPF Moisturizer – Switch to your daytime moisturizer with a high SPF for year-round protection.
- Reduce alcohol. excessive alcohol consumption can increase fine lines, puffiness under the eyes, lip wrinkles and thread veins.
- Vitamin C Focus – Include citrus fruits, purple and red berries, green leafy vegetables and parsley in your diet
- Less Sugar – Sugar increases advanced glycation end products (AGE’s), which can lead to skin damage and aging.
- Stop smoking. smoking reduces vitamin C levels, damages collagen and elastin, contributing to wrinkles
Take the skin personality test to find out what suits your skin best and be on your way to glowing results from within.
Is vitamin C really effective? Here’s what some of our customers have said about Altrient C:
For three months I have been testing the popular Altrient Liposomal Vitamin C product. Normally quite cynical about the claims made by beauty products, I am very surprised to see that my skin has visibly improved in texture and has a much more ‘glow’ than before. So much so that several friends and even my husband have noticed. I also got through this winter without any colds or infections, which was a bonus, probably due to the boosted immune system. If you’ve ever thought about trying something to improve your skin, try Altrient, it works! Hillary
I’ve suffered from rosacea and bad skin for years, but never really had much interest in skin care. I’ve tried various topical treatments over the years, but not many have worked. I started taking Altrient C about 8 months ago, mainly for the immune benefits and energy, but I’ve also seen an improvement in my skin since taking them. I have noticed that it is not as red and looks smoother. Martin