The Magic of Vitamin C
A busy job, a hectic social life and lack of sleep can all contribute to an ageing, dull and lacklustre complexion, not to mention high levels of pollution and harmful UV rays in the environment. But what can you do to protect your skin from these factors and restore a healthy, even toned, and luminous glow?
Known as one of the most potent antioxidants out there, Vitamin C has quickly become a household name in the skincare realm. An ingredient superstar it is water-soluble vitamin found in a wide range of plants, including leafy green vegetables and citrus fruits and is renowned for its anti-pollution, wrinkle-reducing, pigmentation busting and complexion reviving effects. What’s more it’s incredibly user friendly regardless of skin type and it works exceptionally well with other skincare ingredients.
The second most searched for ingredient on google, there is a lot of ‘juice’ to this skincare hero. Found in your morning glass of orange juice, it not only supports a whole host of bodily functions it is stealthily making its way into your skincare regime and for good reason. Like a magic bullet it can work wonders and offer bountiful benefits to your skin yet sadly, we lack the enzyme required for synthesis of Vitamin C which is why we need to acquire it from our diet or through topical use of skincare products.
Gatineau scientists have made huge strides in harnessing the powerful properties of Vitamin C and have injected it into a melange of skincare heroes providing a huge impact on your complexion whether you want to rewind the clock, banish dullness, reduce pigmentation or ward off free radicals – our Vitamin C has most certainly got your back!
Take our new Radiance Enhancing Gelee Cleanser, a foaming gel cleanser that digs down deep to rid your skin of dirt, pollutants, and make-up it is perfect for beauties on the hunt for a hard-working yet gentle brightening cleanser. It has been injected with resurfacing fruit acids and radiance-boosting Vitamin C to ensure you glow from sunrise to sunset and your complexion is perfectly primed for make-up. This is a cleanser with a lot of fruity power!
And if you dream of gorgeously glowing, smooth, and seriously healthy-looking skin then you will want to introduce Radiance Enhancing Gommage into your skincare routine. This granular free twice weekly exfoliator melts into skin and makes for the most indulgent resurfacing and brightening treatment you will ever experience. Uniting gentle fruit enzymes with Vitamin C (which lends it its exquisite scent) it expertly dissolves the bonds that trap dead skin cells and residue to skin’s surface revealing fresh, smooth skin that’s as velvety as cashmere. Research has shown that Vitamin C is also a powerful anti-inflammatory which makes this gommage the perfect tonic for compromised complexions.
Whether your skin is olive, mixed or deeply dark, hyperpigmentation is a key concern for many people. Factors such as hormones, inflammation and the sun all play a role in causing dark spots and uneven skin tone. Vitamin C is heralded as the top fix for clearing dark spots as it works as an antioxidant, neutralising free radicals from a variety of sources including UV rays AND acts as a tyrosinase inhibitor. Tyrosinase is the key enzyme within the skin that instigates the production of melanin and Vitamin C works to block overactivity of this enzyme which subsequently blocks the overproduction of melanin within the skin.
Age Benefit Revitalising Oil-Serum is a must have for those battling sunspots and dark patches as well as being a serious youth-reviver as it boasts an incredible formula with high doses of Persian Silk Tree and Vitamin C which has been perfectly paired with a brilliant shot of Vitamin B3 (aka Niacinamide) AND Vitamin E. There are no better workhorses for radiance and hyperpigmentation than this Vitamin partnership and they truly complement each other in so many ways – clarifying, hydrating, glow boosting and protecting. If you really want to get the big guns out, then this bi-phase formula with its host of age-defying actives is a routine must-have for both morning and night and will have everyone asking you for your beauty secret.
A pillow-soft formula, our Collagene Expert Ceramide Smoothing Cream is all you need to bring wrinkled, dull, and dehydrated skin back from the brink. Loaded with Vitamin C, Arnica Montana Extract, and a trio of Collagen Peptides (which mimic skin’s natural proteins) expect to be wowed as this concoction of actives dive into wrinkles offering serious smoothing power to restore your once youthful radiance. A formula so nourishing yet incredibly lightweight the hefty helping of Hyaluronic Acid Spheres rapidly fills wrinkles and rescues skin from the edge of dehydration. Your one-way ticket to a gorgeously plump, bouncy, and healthy complexion this supreme cream will definitely take your regime up a notch recharging it and swapping any look of tiredness for revived radiance.
And swapping tired eyes and ‘stress wrinkles’ caused by facial expressions around the eye contour area with smooth and flawless skin, the recent launch of Age Benefit Advanced Eye Serum is the NEW youth-boosting breakthrough featuring five key technologies: Vitamin C, Artichoke, Hibiscus, Argireline, and Honey Locust Extract. This highly concentrated serum is a 360-degree remedy and the ultimate foil for dark circles, bags, crow’s feet, crepiness and puffiness. Great under makeup consider this potion the perfect defence against everything life tries to throw at you! Oh, and the clinical trials really do speak for themselves when it comes to skin smoothing!
So, if you ever wondered whether Vitamin C was all it cracked up to be, rest assured from me this potent skin-perfecting ingredient is one active with which you should not live without. Vitamin C spiked skincare is the way forward and luckily Gatineau has you and your skin covered!