Product Description & Benefits:
Ascorbic Acid, or vitamin C, is derived from glucose. Though many animals can make it starting from glucose, primates like humans lack an enzyme in that pathway and can not synthesize it. That makes Ascorbic Acid a vitamin because we need it and have to ingest it from a source like orange and amla fruits (or from SAS!). The vitamin C we ingest with our food and multivitamins may not reach our skin in quantities high enough to do everything that vitamin C is supposed to do. Ascorbic Acid (and derivatives that our body can use) protect us from free radicals like those formed during exposure of our skin to UVA and UVB radiation. It is also necessary to synthesize collagen, where it is required to hydroxylate the amino acid proline after synthesis of the protein. Scurvy is a syndrome of vitamin C deficiency and is related to defective collagen synthesis. Ascorbic acid is known to inhibit synthesis of melanin, probably because melanin is made by our skin in response to stress. It is in the first line of defense, preventing the damage before melanin synthesis can be initiated. Ascorbic acid and its derivatives promote wound healing, control inflammation, and reduce erythema. In short, ascorbic acid is a safe active that will bring multiple benefits to your skin, preventing future damage but also repairing past damage to your skin by age and sun.
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
Best used after a shower or bath, as skin permeability increases. Add a half teaspoon to a quarter cup of water and mix until well dissolved (it takes a few seconds). Apply with cotton wool or similar to skin. Leave on, or rinse if it stings. Afterwards, apply a cream containing lipophilic antioxidants, such as our Marine Nutrient Cream."
Lanigan, Rebecca S. (1999) Final report on the safety assessment of ascorbyl palmitate, ascorbyl dipalmitate, ascorbyl stearate, erythorbic acid, and sodium erythorbate. International Journal of Toxicology: 18(Suppl. 3), 1-26.
Ashino H, Shimamura M, Nakajima H, Dombou M, Kawanaka S, Oikawa T, Iwaguchi T, Kawashima S. (2003) Novel function of ascorbic acid as an angiostatic factor. Angiogenesis: 6(4):259-69.