Vitamin C and Your Pretty Face

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Turn the years back with good ole’ Vitamin C.  Easily absorbed through the skin, it acts as an anti-aging miracle!   First of all, let me tell you this whole sunscreen + moisturizer is a new aspect of my beauty routine.  I was one of those beach bums growing up who spent countless hours in the sun rubbing Hawaiian Tropic oil into my skin.  I scoffed at the older women who would warn me about the aging effects the sun would have on my skin.  “I’ll deal with it when I’m old then” I would think.  (I’m a “live in the now” kind of girl.)

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Spa Date for One

Well, guess what I’m living with now.  Those pesky consequences of too much sun and growing older.  Every year for my birthday, I treat myself to a beauty item or two as a reward for getting older.  Last year, my San Clemente dermatologist gave me a sample of CerumWORX to try under my sunscreen and moisturizer. Curious, I took my jar of “stable 10% Vitamin C + Biopeptides” home and gave it a try.

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“Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend.” – John Singer Sargent

The serum is contained in tiny blue capsules with a little tag on the end that you pull off.  One tiny drop goes a long way.  You squeeze the entire contents of the capsule onto your fingers (about a pea-size or more) and smooth it onto your face, paying close attention to wrinkle-prone areas and dark spots.

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Vitamin C Serum = Instant Results (Yes!)

The first thing I noticed was how velvety smooth it made my face feel.  I was surprised at having instantaneous results.  It instantly minimized fine lines and gave my skin a silky all-over radiance that was like heaven.  Immediately sold on the product, I decided to do a little research and find out exactly what Vitamin C was supposed to do for my skin besides make it look and feel amazing upon contact.

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Collagen is the Age Reversal Queen

Vitamin C serum basically boosts collagen production and improves the elasticity of your skin.  Collagen is what binds the cells of our body.  Stimulating collagen production makes your skin tighter and firmer which is like age-reversal.  Slowing down the aging process in your face is important not just for vanity’s sake – it affects our actual moods as well.  Sometime I’ll write about what I’ve learned about frown lines actually creating frown feelings.

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Fountain of Youth + 1

An important antioxidant, Vitamin C also slows the rate of free-radical damage.  Free radicals actually thrash collagen and are a cause of skin dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles.  Not only does it help repair damage that has been done (yay!), it prevents further damage from occurring.  This means you are actually staying younger longer.  I always knew you could do that on the inside, but on the outside too?  The miracles of modern medicine!

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Try your Vitamin C with a Trusted Brand

Many Vitamin C products do not work the way they are intended, so it’s important to get a trusted brand.  There are also a lot of DIY home remedies out there, but I haven’t heard of too much success with those either.  My feeling is to just spend the cash on a reliable product and relax while it does its thing.  I’d rather spend a little more on the Vitamin C and save on sunscreen or moisturizer.

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“It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.” – Brigitte Bardot

My friend Jenny has the most beautiful skin and takes amazing care of it. She’s worked for my dermatologist for a least a decade and has the skin regimen down pact!  Since the jar of CerumWORX is a little pricy ($75 for 60 capsules) she has made it her mission to find a product that she likes just as well that is more affordable.

She recommends using Alina Skin Care Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Green & White Tea Extracts.  You can find it on Amazon for $24.95 and she said a half-pump works for both face and neck (a little goes a long way).

Amazon’s #1 seller is by Art Naturals®currently on sale for $10.95, so I’m including that one here to if you want to give it a try.

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Patient / Impatient

The main difference between the three will be manifest in the amount of time if takes to start seeing results.  Obviously the CerumWORX was instantaneous for me, but all of the products will effectively do the job!  So purchase according to your patience level 🙂  If you get great results, let us know!  If you have a brand you love, share it with us all here by leaving a quick comment below.  Here’s to growing younger while staying wiser.

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