Monday, September 21, 2009

Vitamin C can help skin heal, say scientists

Vitamin C can help skin heal, say scientists

Vitamin C can help promote wound healing and DNA repair in the skin, according to scientists who investigated the substance’s effect in human fibroblasts.

The research, published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, used a full genome wide analysis to look at the effect of vitamin C derivative ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (AA2P) on the genes of human fibroblasts.

In total, nearly 300 hundred genes were affected by the addition of AA2P and the researchers then looked at their role in the body to further define the vitamin’s effect.

According to the study, the addition of the vitamin helps stimulate fibroblasts out of their dormant state so they can help the skin heal as well as affecting the cells’ ability to move to the wounded area.

Stimulating the ability of DNA self repair

In addition, the vitamin also stimulated the ability of the DNA to repair itself after damage, as well as having strong antioxidant properties.

The scientists conclude that although the activation of specific signaling pathways remains to be elucidated, the results show that vitamin C in skin cells is required for efficient wound healing and the repair of potentially mutagenic products of DNA oxidation.

But we already knew this which is why we have Vitamin C in our 2B Skin Care range of products and both our BabyBaby and 2B Sunscreen.

Best replaced at night as UV light destroys Vitamin C hence why we have used it in our 2B Night Cream, healing damage done by exposure to UV light and other environmental dangers throughout the day. Topically Vitamin C should be an essential part of your beauty routine especially so if you have any exposure to UV light throughout the day.

2B Skin Care has taken care of it for you. Found in 2B Daily Facial Moisturiser, 2B Night Cream, 2B Eye Cream, 2B Sunscreen, BabyBaby Sunscreen.

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