Wednesday, June 16, 2010

An ORANGE a day...?

When searching for skin care these days it's important to understand precisely what you want it to do for you. The most common ingredient that sales people will go on about is Vitamin C otherwise known as "Ascorbic Acid". Vitamin C is a very potent Antioxidant (WORD OF THE DAY!!!) which deals with fighting free radical damage; any kind of damage from pollution, smoke inhalation, UVA rays and other factors that can irritate the skin's surface. It can also serve as a mild exfoliant that removes miniscule layers of dead skin cells through daily use leaving the surface of the skin looking more radiant.

Moisturizers with Vitamin C are great at maintaining skin's elasticity and overall tone because the acidic property tends to permeate the surface a little more effectively and is usually accompanied by more rich moisturizing elements to counterract the acid base. Products that have Vitamin C listed as a main feature help to improve the daily balance and circulation. And let's not forget that, taken orally, "Ascorbic Acid" has anti-cancer benefits as well.

Paula's Choice Antioxidant Concentrate; $24.95

FACE Stockholm Orange Cream Moisturizer; $52.00

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