An old friend of sailors, vitamin C has helped eradicate a public health problem thanks to the development of a less expensive food industry.
However, beyond the prevention of diseases such as scurvy, vitamin C is rich in possibilities.
Indeed, if the vitamin C of synthesis knew, with it only, to fight the deficiencies which reigned until then within the populations, it lost on the way what made its richness so that today the consumers are more and more sensitive to certain arguments such as its source.
But why would you prefer a natural vitamin C? What benefits does the combination of vitamin C and collagen offer your skin?
The MyPureSkin team helps you to better understand this most valuable combination of aging support.
Vitamin C and collagen: the whole is more than the sum of its parts
In a 2018 publication of Le Monde (1), we discover with astonishment that scurvy would be back in Europe.
But the surprise of the medical profession is only temporary because behind this observation, another one is established: the nutritional recommendations are still largely ignored.
Indeed, the contemporary lifestyles do not always allow to eat as it should, more and more consumers in developed countries end up resorting to food supplements.
Systemic needs to cover, weight loss objective to reach, muscle mass gain…
This increasingly common practice allows a wide range of specifications to be met.
Thus, we can see an increasingly rich offer on the shelves of parapharmacies and specialized stores: weight loss, mass gain, hair growth…
In the midst of 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 has a very broad spectrum of action.
Even better, it can be combined with other ingredients to provide even better results.
Collagen is still the undisputed star of ageing support formulas.
Vitamin C: an essential molecule and an essential biochemical partner
Essential to the proper functioning of the human body, vitamin C has a molecular structure that allows it to be ambivalent.
As the study by Jens Lykkesfeldt (2) (a meta-analysis evaluating the results of several previous studies) concludes, a diet low in vitamin C is correlated with a shorter life expectancy and an increased risk of developing chronic diseases.
In general, vitamin C is said to have many properties, the most well-known of which are :
- An immune function (the body’s protections are weakened 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, some of the other effects that are highly valued by the nutricosmetic industry targeting aging are less often mentioned such as:
- Increase in 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 cultured fibroblast cells from human skin that it was possible to highlight the role of vitamin C in collagen synthesis.
Indeed, thanks in part to research by Yuki Kishimoto (3) and his team in 2013 (following on from previous studies pointing to similar conclusions), we know that ascorbic acid (i.e. vitamin C) stimulates the expression of the gene responsible for collagen production.
Along with these findings, research by Bassem M. Mohammed (4) and colleagues in 2016 demonstrated that vitamin C stimulates cellular regeneration of fibroblasts as well as their maturation, which accelerates the processes that allow humans to “grow a new skin.”
All these elements allow us to consider vitamin C as an essential partner for the collagen contained in nutricosmetic formulas aimed at accompanying aging, whose main role is precisely cell regeneration.
Collagen, a unique ally
It is found in most of these formulas: collagen is the key active ingredient of most food supplements specialized in the support of senescence.
It is because it is naturally produced and used by the body that it makes sense to use it.
The properties that are attributed to it are mainly :
- A firming of the skin;
- A prevention of the appearance of cellulite;
- De facto, a reduction and prevention of wrinkles and fine lines.
Provenance, ethics and long-term effects
The question of the traceability of ingredients such as vitamin C and collagen is also increasingly raised.
Indeed, the awakening of consumers on social issues such as the question of animal welfare disqualifies more and more bovine and porcine collagens.
In this regard, fortunately, marine collagen provides an answer.
At the same time, synthetic vitamin C is gradually showing its true colors.
Able to prevent the appearance of diseases such as scurvy, the synthetic version of ascorbic acid is nevertheless stripped of the traces of active principles that 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 bring a lot of benefits that only ingredients such as acerola are able to provide, in addition to the vitamin C found in it.
This is one of the reasons why more and more consumers prefer natural ingredients in the formulas of the supplements they use.
MyCollagenLift: a food supplement rich in collagen and vitamin C
If MyCollagenLift is so appreciated by those who cross its path, it is because the MyPureSkin team has daily at heart to work as well as possible to accompany their efforts to preserve their skin health in the face of the senescence process.
Our nutricosmetic is the perfect ally for a beauty routine adapted to all ages. It contributes to the proper functioning of your skin thanks to a synergistic combination of ingredients of 100% natural origin such as
- Vitamins C (extracted from acerola fruit) and E, both of which support your antioxidant defenses, help maintain your body’s synthesis of endogenous collagen, and indirectly help preserve your skin’s moisture;
- Highly bioavailable collagen peptides to support your collagen production;
- Hyaluronic acid, capable of increasing its water content by up to 1000 times, to help restore and maintain a correct level of skin hydration;
- Wheat ceramides (gluten-free) that support your body’s natural mechanisms for preventing insensible water loss;
- Organic silicon to support your antioxidant defenses and help maintain healthy skin restructuring;
- Grape OPC and zinc known for their antioxidant role.
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- Le Monde article on the reappearance of scurvy: https: //www.lemonde.fr/blog/realitesbiomedicales/2018/09/09/le-retour-du-scorbut-une-maladie-que-lon-croyait-disparue/
- Lykkesfeldt’s meta-analysis of the human health properties of vitamin C: https: //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213231720302123
- Research by Yuki Kishimoto on the expression of certain types of collagen in fibroblast cells in vitro: https: //pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23228664/
- Study by Bassem M. Mohammed on the role of vitamin C in the process of skin cell regeneration after injury: https: //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7949787/