Vitamin C is one of the most naturally occurring antioxidants. It is not only an essential part of our health but our beauty routine as well. From protecting against photoaging to lightening dark spots, there are many things that Vitamin C can do for the skin.3 In fact, it is one of the most sought-after skincare ingredients in the beauty industry. Due to its antioxidant properties, Vitamin C aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process, which also helps your body to repair damaged skin cells and boost the immune system when ingested.5

Vitamin C is known as a water-soluble ingredient with many great skincare properties.3 When applied topically, it acts as an antioxidant and protects skin cells from free radical damage. Free radicals are naturally occurring unstable molecules that damage healthy skin cells by stealing electrons from them.1 They come from environmental stressors such as air pollution, UVA/UVB damage from sunlight, blue light, etc.2 By shielding the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, Vitamin C protects the skin from premature aging and photodamage. It can also help eliminate (or at least fade) existing dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation.2

Vitamin C comes in many different forms; however, some of the most common forms include L-Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbic, and Calcium Ascorbic.3

L-Ascorbic Acid is the purest, most stable, and effective form of Vitamin C in skincare. L- Ascorbic Acid has proven to be more effective at penetrating the skin barrier. In conjunction with Liposomal Technology, Vitamin C will penetrate the skin at a deeper level, allowing for the most effective results.2

Liposomes coat the Vitamin C in lipid bilayers to rapidly deliver topical products into the dermis of the skin. The lipid bilayer coating increases compatibility with the skin, allowing a faster and higher absorption rate as the product is rapidly absorbed through the skin at a deeper level. This has been proven to help extend the effective time of topical products.2

Benefits of Vitamin C
  1. Provides antioxidant protection which:
  2. • Prevents collagen breakdown
    • Protects against photodamage and premature aging

  3. Inhibits melanin production:
  4. • Minimizes dark spots and hyperpigmentation
    • Evens out skin tone
    • Brightens skin
  5. Anti-Inflammatory:
  6. • Reduces skin redness

Caution: Vitamin C is not recommended for those with highly sensitive skin.1 We suggest starting with a lower percentage, such as 5%.

It is not recommended to mix Vitamin C with the following ingredients:

  1. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s)
  2. Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA’s)
  3. Retinol
Vitamin C in Daily Skincare Routine

One of the best things about Vitamin C is that it can be used daily.2 We recommend applying Vitamin C in the daytime to maximize its effectiveness. A lower percentage such as 5% can be applied under the eyes to help with dark circles.3 Vitamin C 10% and 20% can be applied to the rest of the face. Always remember to follow up with a good SPF during the day and moisturizer at night.

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Products we recommend

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Vitamin C Serums

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Triple Brightening Mask

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