Q: How much vitamin C for my skin is too much? Are there are side-effects from using too much or too little?
Charmine Cooper: Using Vitamin C is an excellent support to skin health. Vitamin C is a co-factor in collagen production (helps the skin to produce more firmness), a fantastic antioxidant that helps repair oxidative damage, and it is also a top performing brightening agent. Regretfully, our skin only receives 3% of Vitamin C that we ingest through our diet, so applying Vitamin C topically to the skin is essential. You cannot have too much Vitamin C for the skin, as daily exposure to pollutants, smoke and free radicals in the air constantly take their toll on the skin. One of the more advanced forms to search for in formulations are stabilized variations of vitamin C. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate are among some of the top performing stable vitamin C options on the market! (MAP) is known to stay in the skin for up to three days, ranking it as a top performer for maximum results!