L-Ascorbic Acid is a powerful collagen builder and anti-oxidant for the skin. It protects from sun damage as an effective sun protector and ageing.
Recommended concentration of L-ascorbic acid at 20% provides superior antioxidant protection with deep penetration to the dermal layer.
L-ascorbic acid is the only form of Vitamin C that can be absorbed through the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid. What is it?
HA is the naturally occurring and widespread component found within the extra-cellular space within bodily tissues, especially those of the face. Originally extracted from rooster combs, it is now produced as a reactive byproduct of a benign bacteria and is identical to the substance found within the skin. Its water-binding and water-attracting attributes fill up the spaces between the connective fibers collagen and elastin in the dermis. When injected into the face, HA functions to hydrate and separate the skin, holding onto water and supporting all that makes the face plump and voluptuous.
So why do you need it?
Well, in case you didn't know, your skin's dermis layer is made up of about 70% water and claims nearly 50% of your body's total HA allotment; there it helps to support and hydrate the skin, resulting in a healthy and attractive appearance. As your amount of HA decreases (as it will do with age, in fact adults have only 1/20th the amount of HA of a baby), the extra-cellular matrix becomes dehydrated, leading to surface roughness, flaking, fine lines, and a whole host of other undesirables.
Dry skin also leads to wrinkly, flappy skin. Wrinkles come about from the loss of three important components in the skin: collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. HA provides the hydrating, nutrient-transporting framework necessary for holding up the structure of the extra-cellular matrix in the skin. If elastin is not bathed in water it becomes dry and brittle, invariably leading to dull, loose and less-elastic skin. Dry skin is aged skin.