What is one of the most powerful products to use on the skin?

Image Skincare Vital C range- All you need to know about Vitamin C. You’re right in thinking this powerful vitamin is what strengthens your body's immune system and protects us from virus’ and infection, but it is also what protects our skin's barrier function. Our body has a limit to what it can absorb, and its main function is survival, therefore using up Vitamin C stores for things like tissue repair, enzyme production and our immune system. Once your body's Vitamin C levels are saturated, it will not absorb anymore so depending on our health and how much our body's need, there may be very little left for our skin, this is why applying good quality skin care products with Vitamin C in, is 20 times more effective than ingesting to combat the signs of aging. Vitamin C is found in the layers of our skin, but as with most of our skins age busting qualities, this decreases with age. As with all skin care quality is the main factor in its effectiveness. However, our skin needs to have an optimal skin pH for these products to be effectively absorbed into the skin. A great place to start would be the Vital C pH balancing Image cleanser. So how is Vitamin C anti aging? Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, it helps protect and repair damage from UV rays and other free radicals such as pollution and smoking. This is so important as we live in a heavily polluted environment, now more than ever and especially if you work in the City where air pollution concentrations are higher. Furthermore, not enough people wear a broad spectrum SPF everyday, this is our skins main protection from the Sun's UVA rays which will penetrate through train, office, car, bus windows and even on the cloudiest days 80% of the Sun's rays will still be able to penetrate our skin, breaking down vital stores of Collagen and Elastin. Vitamin C also plays an important part in our skin's Collagen synthesis. Collagen is what gives our skin its strength, firmness and plumpness. Collagen in a Protein, Proteins are made up of chains on Amino Acids, Vitamin C brings these chains together. Breakdowns in these chains result in hollowness which we recognise as wrinkles. Vitamin C can also be effective in brightening, helping our skin stay hydrated and treating redness prone skin. What makes Image different? Vitamin C also goes by the name Ascorbic Acid in skincare. Image use an oil-soluble form called Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (BV-OSC) which not only stabilises the molecules making it less irritating on the skin, but also helps with absorption, as humans our skin is waterproof so there is only so far the ingredients can penetrate the layers of the skin, this kind of advancement in delivery is what makes Image products more effective. BV-OSC has been shown to increase collagen production by 50% in comparison to Ascorbic Acid while also being 3 times more penetrating. You’ll have by now realised we all need Vitamin C in our skincare routine and regardless of your skin type, there will be a product in the Image Vital C range for you. Thank you for reading, Jess 27 Two 6 Beauty