Even, firm skin and a fresh complexion – that's what many women want. For this, the skin needs a lot of attention and the right care, which provides it with high-quality active ingredients.
For firm skin with a youthful glow, for example, these include vitamin C and peptides that stimulate collagen production.
How does vitamin C affect the body?
Water-soluble vitamin C (also called ascorbic acid) plays an essential role in our well-being. As an antioxidant, it protects the body from free radicals, which are produced by UV rays or nicotine consumption, for example. It also strengthens the immune system and improves the absorption of iron(1), which is also very important for the body. Especially in the cold season, a strong immune system is important. Adequate vitamin C intake increases the likelihood of getting through the winter healthy and fit.
How vitamin C affects the skin?
As an all-rounder, vitamin C also contributes to firmer and youthful-looking skin. That is why the antioxidant is often used in skin care products. It's increasingly being used as an active ingredient in anti-aging creams and anti-aging serums, as it offers numerous skincare benefits. Vitamin C is known for its properties:
– stimulates the skin's own formation of collagen(2)
– stimulates skin cell renewal(2)
– protects against oxidative stress caused by free radicals(3)
– counteracts skin impurities
Vitamin C in itself is an anti-aging ingredient. The vitamin can also be combined with various other ingredients. For example, skin care products containing vitamin C and collagen peptides are particularly recommended for firm, even skin and defined facial contours.
What are collagen peptides?
Peptides are composed of amino acids, which can be divided into short-chain and long-chain peptides, depending on the number of linked amino acids. Collagen peptides are therefore building blocks of collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body.(4) Collagen is one of the structural proteins and, among other things, makes an important contribution to strong connective tissue and firm skin. Together with elastin, collagen forms a dense and elastic fibrous framework in the middle layer of the skin, which provides tone and firmness. Collagen is thus instrumental in building up the skin.
Collagen peptides as an anti-aging ingredient
With age, the body produces less and less collagen and the skin tends to show more signs of wrinkles. Environmental influences such as UV rays, fine dust, stress or hormonal imbalance can also promote signs of skin aging. As an anti-aging ingredient, collagen peptides are therefore very popular. The effect of collagen peptides on the skin is multifaceted, because they
– plumps up the skin and can reduce signs of wrinkles(5)
– stimulate the cell renewal of the skin(6)
– contribute to an intact skin protective barrier.
Skin tightening and plumping anti-aging care
Special anti-aging skin care formulations ensure that vitamin C and collagen peptides can exert their effect on the skin. Creams and serums for daily use are particularly recommended in this case.
Anti-wrinkle day cream with vitamin C and collagen peptides
Day care moisturizes your skin throughout the day. The formula with anti-aging active ingredients protects the skin from various environmental influences and at the same time reduces signs of skin aging. LIFTACTIV Collagen Specialist combines vitamin C and collagen peptides in one formula. The moisturizing cream supports the cell renewal of the skin. Regular use provides more elasticity to the skin. In the long term, it reduces signs of wrinkles and tightens facial contours.
Balancing anti-aging serum with vitamin C and hyaluron
In addition to the combination of vitamin C and collagen peptides, vitamin C in combination with hyaluronic acid is also a powerful duo for firm skin. Hyaluronic acid is a molecule produced naturally in the body that binds moisture like a sponge and visibly plumps up your skin. The LIFTACTIV Supreme H.A. Epidermic Filler Serum with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid helps the skin meet its daily hyaluronic requirement.
Protective anti-aging serum with highly concentrated vitamin C
Environmental stresses and strains can put a lot of strain on our skin and promote the formation of free radicals. The LIFTACTIV Supreme Vitamin C Serum with 15% pure vitamin C and vitamin E has an antioxidant effect. In addition, the formula with hyaluronic acid provides intensive moisture. Thus, the anti-aging serum reduces the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Extra tip: If you are prone to pigmentation spots, LIFTACTIV B3 Anti-Pigmentflekcen Creme SPF50 is ideal for your anti-aging skin care routine. The formula with vitamin C can help to reduce pigmentation spots and refines the appearance of the skin. The care formula with glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid has a gentle exfoliating effect on the skin, moisturizes and refreshes the complexion at the same time.
Nutrition with vitamin C and collagen
Proper anti-aging care is essential for beautiful skin. However, a balanced diet rich in vitamins is equally important. Vitamin C in particular plays a major role here due to its versatility. Citrus fruits are probably the best-known sources of vitamin C. Vegetables such as peppers or broccoli also contain a lot of vitamin C. The German Nutrition Society recommends that women should consume 95 milligrams of the power vitamin daily.(7) You can also include other foods in your diet that contain collagen or stimulate collagen formation. These include, for example, poultry, beef and salmon, as well as eggs, flaxseed and tomatoes.
Targeted nutritional supplementation for beautiful skin
In addition to our diet, it is also possible to provide valuable nutrients through supplements. This is especially useful when a balanced diet has to take a back seat to a stressful daily routine. The quality of the ingredients is especially important here. The team around Bears with Benefits develops dietary supplements in the form of delicious gummy bears without artificial additives or allergens. In addition, the focus is on ingredients with scientifically proven effects. The fruity and sugar-free Born this Way Youth Vitamin Collagen & Hyaluron Bears, for example, contain a highly concentrated anti-aging complex. Thanks to the formula with patented collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid, coenzyme Q10 as well as vitamin C and vitamin E, you can support your skin specifically.