Hello to all fans of dermocosmetics! Today, we’re going to be discussing a fascinating topic that’s particularly relevant in skincare: the choice between pure and liposomal vitamine C in our beauty and personal care products. Vitamin C is famed for its notable antioxidant benefits and its ability to improve the skin’s appearance. But which option is best? We’e going to give you all the information you need to work out which cosmetic is most suitable for you and how to make the most of the benefits offered by this powerful nutrient.
This ingredient is also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient to skin health. It acts as an antioxidant, protecting the skin from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. In addition, vitamin C is important for collagen synthesis, with this a key protein that leaves the skin firm and supple. It can also help to improve the skin’s texture, reduce dark spots and leave it looking more radiant and more youthful.
Now you know why it is so amazing, it’s time to dive into the two most popular options: pure and liposomal vitamin C.
Pure Vitamin C: The Classic
Pure vitamin C is exactly as its name suggests: ascorbic acid in its purest form. It’s known for its efficacy and has been used for decades in skincare products and supplements.
When you apply it topically in serum form (which is the case in our beloved Biological Triple Antioxidant Night Protector), visible results are often seen in a short period of time. These can include improved skin luminosity, a reduction in the appearance of dark spots, and a generally improved skin texture in a matter of weeks, or even days, depending on the concentration and frequency of use.
Liposomal Vitamin C: The New Generation
Liposomal vitamin C is a more modern, advanced version of this antioxidant, which we use in our latest launch, CVital: Blast C Antioxidant Velvet Serum. In this case, instead of being in its pure ascorbic acid form, it is encapsulated in liposomes, which are small bubbles of fat that protect and transport the nutrient.
Liposomal vitamin C is designed to be more stable and to offer a gradual release of the nutrient in the skin. This can lead to a more sustained and potentially longer-lasting effect. Some argue that the benefits of liposomal one can be accumulated over time to achieve more notable long-term improvements.
Pure vitamin C generally has a more immediate effect on skin in comparison to liposomal vitamin C. This is because pure vitamin C, in its most basic form of ascorbic acid, is highly soluble in water and can penetrate the skin quickly, allowing it to act faster. However, it can also be a little irritating: some people may experience irritation or dryness of the skin when using pure vitamin C in high concentrations.
On the other hand, liposomal vitamin C is more stable and less prone to oxidation than pure form. Although liposomal can offer long-term benefits and better stability, its effects can be less immediate than those seen with pure one.
So, which is better? Pure or liposomal vitamin C? Or, for fans of Atache: Biological Triple Antioxidant Night Protector or Blast C Antioxidant Velvet Serum? The answer’s not so simple as it depends on your personal needs and preferences.
If your skin isn't particularly sensitive and has a good tolerance to skincare products with active ingredients, pure vitamin C is an excellent choice so try Biological Triple Antioxidant Night Protector and you’ll see its astonishing results.
If you’re looking for better penetration of vitamin C in the skin and you want it to reach deeper layers, liposomal could be your best option. In that case, look no further than Blast C Antioxidant Velvet Serum, which also contains probiotics to keep your skin healthier in the long term.
Lastly, both pure and liposomal vitamin C can offer benefits to the skin and when choosing between them you should consider your personal needs and preferences.
As always, we recommend trying different products and observing how your skin responds so you can work out which one’s best for you. When you try these two wonderful serums from Atache make sure you tell us how it went on social media! @atache_dermatologicalcare
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