Pourquoi associer la vitamine C et le collagène dans une formule d'accompagnement du vieillissement ? - MyPureSkin

Why combine vitamin C and collagen in a formula to support aging?

An old friend of sailors, vitamin C has helped to eradicate a public health problem thanks to the development of a less expensive food industry.

However, beyond preventing diseases such as scurvy, vitamin C has many possibilities.

Indeed, if synthetic vitamin C was able, on its own, to combat the deficiencies that hitherto reigned within populations, along the way it lost what made it rich so that today consumers are increasingly sensitive to certain arguments such as its origin.

But why choose natural vitamin C? What benefits does the combination of vitamin C and collagen offer your skin?

The MyPureSkin team helps you better understand this very valuable combination of aging support.

Vitamin C and collagen: the whole is more than the sum of its parts

In a publication in Le Monde dating from 2018 (1), we discovered with astonishment that scurvy would be back in Europe.

But the surprise of the medical profession is only temporary since behind this observation, another is established: nutritional recommendations are still largely ignored.

Indeed, contemporary lifestyles do not always allow us to eat as we should, more and more consumers in developed countries end up resorting to food supplements.

Systemic needs to be covered, weight loss objective to be achieved, muscle mass gain, etc.

This increasingly common practice allows very diverse specifications to be fulfilled.

We see an increasingly rich offering flourishing on the shelves of drugstores and specialized stores: weight loss, mass gain, hair regrowth, etc.

Among all these products, vitamin C often comes up. Beyond the systemic needs that it fulfills (in particular to avoid the symptoms of scurvy), this active ingredient is in fact rich in a very broad spectrum of action.

Better yet: it is able to combine with other ingredients to provide even more appreciable results.

Today, collagen still remains the undisputed star of formulas to support aging.

Vitamin C: an essential molecule and an essential biochemical partner

Essential for the proper functioning of the human body, vitamin C has a molecular structure which allows it to be ambivalent.

As recalled in conclusion by Jens Lykkesfeldt's study (2) (a meta-analysis evaluating the results of several previous studies), a diet low in vitamin C is correlated with shorter life expectancy and increased risks of onset of chronic diseases.

In general, vitamin C is attributed with numerous properties, the best known of which are:

  • An immune function (the body's protections weaken in the absence of vitamin C);
  • A metabolic function (the level of vitality tends to drop drastically during a deficiency episode);
  • An antioxidant function (complementing the immune function by neutralizing free radicals to limit the level of oxidative stress);

However, we less often mention certain other effects very appreciated by the nutricosmetics industry targeting aging such as:

  • Increasing collagen production and its stabilization;
  • Acceleration of the proliferation and migration of fibroblast cells (in which collagen synthesis takes place).

It was through studies on fibroblast cells in culture, from human skin, that it was possible to highlight the role of vitamin C in the synthesis of collagen.

Indeed, thanks among other things to the research of Yuki Kishimoto (3) and his team in 2013 (in continuation of previous studies pointing towards similar conclusions), we know that ascorbic acid (i.e. vitamin C) stimulates the expression of the gene responsible for collagen production.

Alongside these discoveries, research by Bassem M. Mohammed (4) and his colleagues in 2016 demonstrated that vitamin C stimulates the cellular regeneration of fibroblasts as well as their maturation, which accelerates the processes that allow the human being to “get a new look”.

All these elements make it possible to establish vitamin C as an essential partner for the collagen contained in nutricosmetic formulas aimed at supporting aging, the main role of which is precisely cellular regeneration.

Collagen, an unparalleled ally

It is found in most of these formulas: collagen is the key active ingredient in most food supplements specialized in supporting senescence.

It is because it is naturally produced and used by the body that it makes sense to use it.

the properties attributed to it are mainly:

  • Firming of the skin;
  • Prevention of the appearance of cellulite;
  • De facto, reduction and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.

Origin, ethics and long-term effects

The question of tracing the ingredients vitamin C and collagen is also increasingly being asked.

Indeed, the awareness of consumers on social issues such as the question of animal welfare increasingly disqualifies bovine and porcine collagens.

In this regard, fortunately, marine collagen provides an answer.

At the same time, synthetic vitamin C gradually shows its true colors.

Capable of preventing the appearance of diseases such as scurvy, the synthetic version of ascorbic acid is nevertheless stripped of traces of active ingredients which are associated with it when it is natural (i.e. when it is extracted from fruits for example).

Phenols, organic silicon and other trace elements clearly provide a host of benefits that only ingredients such as acerola are capable of providing, in addition to the vitamin C found there.

This is, among other things, the reason why more and more consumers prefer ingredients of natural origin in the formulas of the supplements they use.

MyCollagenLift: a food supplement rich in collagen and vitamin C

If MyCollagenLift is also popular with those who cross its path, it is because the MyPureSkin team is committed every day to doing their best to support their efforts to preserve their skin health in the face of the process of senescence.

The perfect ally for a beauty routine suitable for all ages, our nutricosmetics contribute to the proper functioning of your skin thanks to a synergistic combination made of 100% natural ingredients such as:

  • Vitamins C (extracted from acerola fruit) and E, both serving to support your antioxidant defenses, to contribute to maintaining your body's synthesis of endogenous collagen and to indirectly support the preservation of your skin hydration;
  • Highly bioavailable collagen peptides to support your collagen production;
  • Hyaluronic acid, capable of increasing its water mass by 1000 times, to help find and maintain a correct level of skin hydration;
  • Wheat ceramides (gluten-free) go in the direction of this optimization of hydration by supporting your body's natural mechanisms used to prevent insensible water loss;
  • Organic silicon used to support your antioxidant defenses in addition to helping to maintain healthy skin restructuring;
  • Grape OPCs and zinc known for their antioxidant role.

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  1. Article from Le Monde on the reappearance of scurvy: https://www.lemonde.fr/blog/realitesbiomedicales/2018/09/09/le-inverse-du-scorbut-une-médie-que-lon-croyait-disparue/
  2. Lykkesfeldt meta-analysis on the properties of vitamin C on human health: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213231720302123
  3. Research by Yuki Kishimoto on the expression of certain types of collagen in fibroblast cells in vitro: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23228664/
  4. Study by Bassem M. Mohammed on the role of vitamin C in the process of skin cell regeneration following injury: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7949787/