Vitamin C breaks down in heat and sunlight, so it’s no wonder why some Vitamin C creams work less effectively than advertised, or not at all. If you want to use a Vitamin C cream on your skin, you’ll get the most value and efficacy by simply making it yourself.
Rice powder contains para aminobenzoic acid, ferulic acid and allantoin. When applied as a paste on the skin, rice powder has been shown to inhibit tyrosinase (responsible for starting melanin production).
The saying “one thing leads to another” is especially true of Vitamin C. Ingesting Vitamin C doesn’t just increase Vitamin C levels in our blood, but also two important antioxidants -– glutathione and Vitamin E.
In luxury branded formulations, Vitamin C is a popular ingredient. However, less well-known ones are also used. These so-called “special ingredients” are likely used for marketing and to justify their high prices.