Vitamin C Cream or Cellex-C is used to reduce wrinkles.
Vitamin C is an anti oxidant, meaning that it reduces something known as free radicals. It is thought that free radicals are involved in decreasing normal chemical reactions in the body. Other anti oxidant agents are vitamins A and E.
In the case of vitamin C and wrinkles the chemical reaction involved is thought to be collagen synthesis. Thus Vitamin C Cream or Cellex-C is able to increase collagen synthesis, smoothing out wrinkles.
Vitamin C Cream or Cellex-C restores the skin while tretinoin and alpha hydroxy acids - AHA - exfoliate the skin to make it look smoother.
Vitamin C Cream or Cellex-C can cause local irritation at the site of application.
While Vitamin C Cream or Cellex-C may have the potential to reduce wrinkles, it may not be able to eliminate all wrinkles. Once Vitamin C Cream or Cellex-C is stopped, the skin may return to its former wrinkled condition.
Vitamin C Cream or Cellex-C is intended to be applied to clean skin, thus it is recommended to not be used with other medicated creams.
The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.