[noun] Pure vitamin C or ascorbic acid is naturally present in fresh fruits and vegetables. Unlike plants and most animals, humans do not have the enzyme needed for their body to synthesise this vitamin and must therefore rely on their diet or food supplements as sources. This molecule plays an essential role in the body’s collagen-synthesis process.
Vitamin C derivatives possess antioxidant action that is widely recognised by the scientific world. They are more stable and live longer than pure vitamin C and protect the skin from the effects of photoageing, making them superb molecules for complexion radiance.