We all know that taking Vitamin C in a tablet or food form helps with our immunity. Well, it also acts as an amazing skincare ingredient. This is why adding a vitamin C serum to your skincare routine is so beneficial.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C contains antioxidants; reduces or prevents radical damage to our cells and body by fighting off free radicals, which damage these cells. Antioxidants, put simply, help keep our skin cells and body healthy and young.
How Does Vitamin C Benefit the Skin?
Now squeezing lemon juice on your face isn’t the right way to go, that’s a bit harsh. However, finding the right serum will do wonders for your skin by accelerating the production of collagen, prevent wrinkles and protect the skin from UV damage; which all contribute to aging.
Another great thing, vitamin C is proven to help with your skins melanin production, which causes dark spots and hyperpigmentation. When applied topically it will diminish dark spots caused by sun damage and acne.
Vitamin C Products
Not any Vitamin C will work, you must read the ingredients. I have come across so many “vitamin c” products that don’t even have vitamin C in it! When reading the ingredients you want to see L-Asorbic Acid, which is the chemical raw form of Vitamin C. Without this ingredient the serum will be useless.
Another tip. Vitamin C serum will be colorless, it should not have any tint to it, not even the slightest. The only time it can change color is if the serum is exposed to light and air, this causes vitamin C to oxidize, which also lessens it’s potency. You want to keep your bottle in a dark area and some products actually come packaged with dark, air tight bottles that will prevent oxidization.
The only vitamin C serum I have used because of its authenticity is Timeless 20% Vitamin C with Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E. These ingredients combined with the Vitamin C double the protection against free-radical damage. This is the highest percentage of vitamin c available to the general public which is going to boast the highest effectiveness. We are not here to play games, OK!
If you haven’t been using a vitamin C I highly suggest you start, just ask a dermatologist. You also want to be using a vitamin C in a serum form, they are much more effective than a creme, the serum penetrates your skin easier and deeper.
Happy glowing! xo.