Vitamin C Superstar

checklistAs I was reviewing the November editions of several medical spa and aesthetic journals to which I subscribe, I came across a very interesting survey.  Aestheticians from spas across the country conducted this survey for patients and customers of theirs.

Among the questions asked in the survey, this one particularly stood out to me: ” If you could use only one product on your face, what would that one product be?”  The answer may surprise you.

vitamin_cHands down, the response was a Vitamin C-based product.  Here are some of the glowing comments highlighted in the survey report:

  • “I don’t leave the house without a Vitamin C layer on my face.”
  • “Vitamin C is the no. 1 thing all women should wear.”
  • “Vitamin C brightens the skin and gives women the glow that everyone wants.”
  • “My clients love the silky feel of C on their skin and how it absorbs quickly.”
  • “I love Vitamin C because it gives me a radiant and hydrated look.”

As I have discussed in previous blog posts, Vitamin C skincare products are based on antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radicals.  Free radicals are released in the skin as a result of exposure to damage from ultraviolet light and environmental pollution.  Vitamin C acts to neutralize these free radicals before they cause further skin cell effects that accelerate aging.

The Vitamin C also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles by helping the skin attract and retain moisture.  This effect helps give the fresh hydrated look about which the survey responders raved, and is particularly important in the low humidity and cold weather of the winter season.

Best-Vitamin-C-SerumAnd of course, in case you were wondering, Maine Laser Skin Care carries several products with Vitamin C as a key ingredient.  I thought you would never ask:

Click on the links above to view these Vitamin C products we carry and recommend here at Maine Laser Skin Care.  If you have any specific questions about whether Vitamin C skin care products would be right for you, call Becky or Denise at (207) 873-2158.

About Dr. John Burke

John Burke M.D. has practiced medicine for over 25 years, and is the founding partner of MidMaine Internal Medicine. He established Maine Laser Skin Care in 2004 after devoting years to learning the latest in laser and dermatologic technology. Dr. Burke has treated patients from all over the United States. He is one of Maine's busiest practitioners in laser treatments, and in the use of Botox for upper facial lines and excessive sweating.
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