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Dr. Oz's Vitamin Skin Cream Beauty Secret

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Dr. Oz Vitamin and skin care

“Would you like to take 10 years off of your face? For example look younger today with 2 anti-aging cures. How about getting rid of your wrinkles? Or, say goodbye to age spots?” asks Dr. Oz as he tells viewers about a new vitamin-based topical skin cream beauty secret that can make you look younger without plastic surgery.


With special guests Dr. Shirley Madhere and Dr. Leif Rogers, plastic surgeons who make their living by helping patients cheat the aging process with nips and tucks to tighten sagging skin and myriad other treatments for rejuvenating skin, Dr. Oz tells viewers that these two are in-the-know of a simple, non-surgical technique that you can use at home to look years younger. Their secret? Vitamin C.

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“Vitamin C is in your skin when you are young,” says Dr. Rogers. “It is a powerful antioxidant, and it is also critical in collagen synthesis. As we age we lose vitamin C. Other things break it down like UV damage and toxins like smoking, and because of that, we end up with more wrinkles in the skin and with drier skin. The secret though, is that we can put Vitamin C back into your skin with topical treatments.”

When Dr. Oz asks how long does it take before you will see a change in your skin from taking a Vitamin C treatment, Dr. Madhere states that it can take some longer than others and that the treatment has to be continual rather than a one-time application.

“This is going to vary with every individual,” says Dr. Madhere. “Some people may start to notice some changes anywhere from 2-4 weeks, but for others it may take up to 6-8 weeks. Nevertheless, a maximum effect should occur within six months.”

Dr. Oz explains to viewers that what is happening as we age is that the collagen fibers that supports the skin begins to breakdown and degrade, which results in a loss of elasticity and bounce that is seen in younger skin. If skin is not held taut by healthy collagen fibers, then the skin begins to sag, resulting in wrinkles. However, treating skin with Vitamin C can rejuvenate the damaged collagen with the formation of new collagen fibers that will draw the skin tighter and give it more elasticity and thereby remove wrinkles.

And, as it turns out, Vitamin C reportedly can do more for the skin than induce new collagen formation. According to Dr. Oz and his guests, it can also help improve age spots.

“Let’s talk about age spots. Dr. Madhere, when it comes to age spots you guys can do lot of things. You can do laser, you can do these incredible chemical peels. How does Vitamin C play a role there?” asks Dr. Oz.

“Actually age spots are sun-damaged skin and Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant,” says Dr. Madhere. “It’s a skin lightener, it’s a skin brightener, it has been shown to reduce the number of sun burned cells as well as reverse age damage or age-related damage to the skin. Now Vitamin C is not a sunscreen, but nevertheless it does help protect against and help repair UV damage such as discoloration and fine lines that are caused by those gnarly free radicals”

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Dr. Rogers adds that while getting your Vitamin C from food is healthy for the body, that the levels needed for helping skin reduce wrinkling and age spotting cannot be achieved from diet alone. He says that taking a Vitamin C topical cream will provide the skin with 20 times more Vitamin C than by diet alone.

When shopping for a Vitamin C topical cream, Dr. Rogers tells Dr. Oz that because Vitamin C is relatively unstable—meaning that its bioactivity can reduce dramatically over a short period—that you need to be sure that you are getting the correct formulation of Vitamin C topical cream. He suggests that when shopping, look for the following:

• Look for the name of the active ingredient: “ascorbic acid” or ”L- ascorbic acid” on the label.

• Make sure that the label states that it contains between 3-10% Vitamin C.

• Because Vitamin C is an antioxidant, it degrades rapidly in light and air, so check that the bottle is sold in opaque and airtight packaging.

Dr. Madhere tells viewers that taking the Vitamin C topical cream is perfectly safe in conjunction with other skin care products such as skin defoliants to help get the Vitamin C absorbed into the skin. And, she recommends taking the Vitamin C cream with retinol A and Vitamin E together for treating the skin.

“For a fabulously powerful anti-aging combination, one of my secrets is mixing Vitamin C with Vitamin E,” says Dr. Madhere.

The best time of the day to use a Vitamin C cream is in the morning after exfoliating the skin to aid its absorption, add your moisturizer on top, and then your sunblock because Vitamin C does not block UV rays.

For an informative article about other Dr. Oz recommended skin care techniques that you can do in your home, follow this link to an article titled, “Dr. Oz Show Reveals Dermatologist's Skin Care Secrets in Your Kitchen.”

Image Source: Courtesy of MorgueFile

Reference: The Dr. Oz Show—“The #1 Secret Ingredient for Youthful Skin”



I am 60 years old and would like to use a cream to slow the aging process.
Go to the doctor and get a prescription for Vitamin A. In a few short weeks you will see a marked difference.Use it every night.Your skin may go a bit pinkish or peel slightly,but don't stop using it. I never had any of those problems,I am 73 and have been using it for 12 yrs. When someone asks my age, they complement me on how good I look. Nothing else works apart from DIY vitamin C. Forget anything else! I speak from experience! Be consistant.
II would like more information.
My mum is 54,i would like a cream to slow down aging on her body
would like a sample to try thank you! lidia h.
can you tell me where to buy this magic cream in australia? Please have a nice day Paul
I would like to know where to buy Dr. Oz's age remedy cream in Australia?
I would like to try this free trial product but i need to know the ingredients.
I would a free sample also.I live in Hiram Ga.
Dianne we do not supply these products or sell any products.
I fully support dr OZ what im interested in were i can buy this medication i deeply dislike to buy it from those thiefs from New York.you must submit comlete bank card other no deal many people down here bitterly complaining.please suggest somebody else above all HONEST have a nice day Paul Maresh
can you please tell me where to buy this magical Dr Oz cream in usa ? where to order this cream
i like to know where to buy dr.oz magical cream in the usa
where di i buy dr oz cream?
Go to Ebay and purchase some Vitamin C Ester powder and mix 20% to Vitamin E cream or a plain moisturiser. Do not add more than 20% or it will be too strong and won't be beneficial to your skin, Because Vit C Ester is fat soluble it will m well with any cream. Make enough to last no more than 2 weeks, and always keep in fridge.
I am looking for the proper Vit A cream please. I need it for a skin condition Thanks
To get the proper strength of Vit A cream you need to go to the doctor and get a prescription. You cannot buy it anywhere otherwise! What you can buy is Retinol cream, which is much weaker. The prescription Vitamin A is used for acne, but it was discovered in trials that it improves skin texture and promotes collagen. Can be a bit drying and maybe make your skin peel slightly, but don't worry.Your skin will soon get used to it. I will take at least 3 weeks before you see any improvement.
I am 17 year old. coming February I'll be in 18 year old.my skin is oily no too much. some pimples are also there on my face.Now I am confused which cream is better for me?
I would like to try both for free I have saggy skin crying out for help.