What does the Vitamin C in my skincare do for me?

What does the Vitamin C in my skincare do for me?

We all know that Vitamin C is great for our bodies, but did you know that it is an amazing ingredient for your skin as well?

WHAT DOES VITAMIN C DO?

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect against free-radicals.

It can help to brighten areas of hyperpigmentation by inhibiting the production of melanin, it is an anti-inflammatory so it can help to even out your skintone.

Vitamin C also helps boosts collagen production, which helps with fine lines and wrinkles.

There are different forms of Vitamin C that are used in skincare products – L-ascorbic acid is the most common form of topical Vitamin C as it is generally quite stable – you mihgt also see L-ascorbic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, ascorbyl palmitate and sodium ascorbyl phosphate to name a couple more.

All of the different forms of Vitamin C vary in their stability and effectiveness. 

There are a few things to remember when using a Vitamin C in your skincare routine. 

  • Keep your Vitamin C products in a cool, dark place so that they keep their maximum efficacy for longer. 
  • Most experts recommend a pump dispenser or a glass bottle to help keep the products more stable. 
  • If you see your serum turning darker it means that the active Vitamin C is less effective and it’s probably time to get a replacement bottle.  If you are using your products as directed, though, you should use it up before this happens.

 Vitamin C is relatively safe, even for sensitive skin, but as with all new products and ingredients that you introduce into your skincare routine it is always advisable to do a patch test before jumping right in. 

If you experience a breakout or irritation from a Vitamin C product it may be a result of the formulation rather than the ingredient, so you may be able to try other product and have different results.

I prefer a Vitamin C serum, as I feel the thinner consistency (when compared to a cream) is absorbed better.  The best way to use a topical vitamin C is to apply after cleansing and toner (if you use a toner), and before moisturising.  Make sure you read the instructions on your specific product and follow the directions.

 

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