Honestly, it seems Vitamin C is some kind of panacea, but the truth is that it does help! People are not able to produce it themselves and that’s why you need to give your body vitamin C through food and supplements. Clearly, vitamin C is essential for our bodies internally, but does it have that many benefits if used externally?
Vitamin C in Beauty Products
Vitamin C is popular component of many beauty products, mainly because its anti-oxidant qualities. It is also known to be great for the skin, as it stimulates collagen production. When it comes to hair, its power is a little controversial.
Due to its chemical structure, Vitamin C can be used in a wide variety of hair care products since it is beneficial for the general hair condition. It makes the hair smooth and prevents hair breakage. In addition it has the capability to retain the colour of dyed hair very well.
Sometimes Vitamin C is used in beauty products as a preservative or pH adjusterbut has no significant impact on the final result- so read the contents and if the product contains less than 1% Vitamin this probably is the case.
Vitamin C and Hair Growth
Many hair care products promote the idea that Vitamin C does wonders with hair growth but this is not exactly the case. The pH of hair products is usually too high to activate the ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) so its benefit to the hair itself is pretty vague. However, if the product’s formula is intended for direct skin application, it can be of benefit.
Some people claimed that their hair gets too dry when using Vitamin – C containing products but we believe it depends on the hair and skin type as well as on the other ingredients in the product.