The benefits of vitamin C and peptides for skin
Vitamin C and Peptides
A bluffer’s guide to two of skincare’s most powerful active ingredients
Peptides and vitamin C are two ingredients creating quite a buzz in the world of skincare, credited for helping to brighten and bring radiance to the skin – not to mention improve the appearance of ageing signs. So, to help you become better acquainted with these active ingredients and decide if your routine needs them in it, we’ve written a bluffer’s guide bursting with facts about these powerful skin heroes.
Peptides for skin health
Peptides are incredibly important amino acids responsible for the creation of proteins such as keratin and collagen. These proteins help to give the skin its strength and without them, the skin can change texture and lose its plumpness. When we apply peptide cream or peptide serum topically to the skin, our skin cells are kickstarted into action, quickly building new collagen and elastin leaving the skin feeling hydrated and firm.
Vitamin C and its benefits for the skin
Vitamin C plays an important part in the healthy functioning of the body – from helping to boost the immune system to preventing things such as cardiovascular disease. This powerful antioxidant is also brilliant at tackling signs of ageing in the skin as it helps to protect it from age-accelerating aggressors in the environment such as UV, cigarette smoke and pollution. Regular use should help your complexion look brighter and smoother, while reducing fine lines, wrinkles and photo damage.
Peptides and Vitamin C working together
While peptides are pretty brilliant in their own right at creating skin-boosting proteins, they really come into their own when combined with active ingredients such as Vitamin C. This is because Vitamin C helps to protect the skin from environmental aggressors responsible for creating oxidative stress and free radicals. These hidden nasties can cause the breakdown of proteins such as collagen and elastin. In short, Vitamin C is helping to defend the cellular structures that peptides are working hard to create.
Peptide and Vitamin C Treatments
Vichy has two brilliant products that include peptides and vitamin C. The first is the Liftactiv Supreme 15% Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum: a powerful serum formulated with 15% pure Vitamin C to boost skin antiox defenses to brighten skin, boost radiance, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Over time, oxidation damage can result in the loss of collagen, contriubting the presence of fine lines. Liftactiv Supreme Vitamin C serum is enriched with Pycnogenol and Vitamin E and works to reinforce the skin barrier function. The second product is Vichy’s Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Corrector, a 10-day treatment that’s designed as an antidote to dull, tired skin. Its concentrated antioxidant formula combines 15% pure Vitamin C, with Vitamin E and fragmented Hyaluronic Acid. Try it during periods of busyness and stress to keep your complexion looking calm, dewy and radiant.SHOP VITAMIN C