Both Vitamin C and Vitamin E are powerful antioxidants, we use a combination in our Beauty Bites® because they work stronger and more efficiently together than individually. They are key elements in the structural proteins in the body and are important to the integrity of the blood vessels and hair follicles.
Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid is important for our bodies production of collagen and to stop free radicals that trigger wrinkling, sagging, and other ageing effects.Found in high levels in both the dermal and epidermal layers of the skin. Its role in collagen synthesis, as well as its powerful antioxidant properties make Vitamin C a vital player in the maintenance of healthy skin. Specifically, Vitamin C helps to boost the body’s levels of glutathione, the major antioxidant produced by the body to combat oxidative and free radical damage, assisting in the prevention of cellular aging. It also helps to stabilise collagen mRNA, therefore increasing protein synthesis for the repair of damaged skin.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin.The primary role of vitamin E in the skin is to prevent damage induced by free radicals and has been considered an anti-inflammatory agent in the skin.
Vitamin E is an integral part of the skin’s antioxidant defences. Primarily providing protection against UV radiation and other free radicals that may come in contact with the epidermis. Co-supplementation of vitamin E and vitamin C can effectively increase the photoprotection of skin through the diet and can help prevent premature ageing of your skin and damage to your DNA.