Vitamin C Serum Benefits For The Skin
If you’re looking for a healthy, natural glow, vitamin C is one of most legendary skin brightening ingredients in the skincare world. Read on to find out more about this powerhouse ingredient and where it fits into your routine.
What does vitamin C do?
Our skin is exposed to free radicals everyday; from the air we breathe, UV light, to everyday pollution. As a result, these environmental stressors damage the dermis of the skin, compromising our skin barrier, skin texture, colour and cell function. This is where vitamin C comes in...vitamin C works to neutralise these free radicals and plays an important role in collagen synthesis which supports the skin and structure.
Do I really need a vitamin C serum?
Adding a vitamin C serum into your routine will protect your skin from premature ageing, prevent sun damage and improve the appearance of dark spots & acne - keeping your skin healthy, plump & radiant!
Vitamin C serum benefits for the skin
- Improves skin radiance & hydration.
- Targets dark spots, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring.
- Reduces redness and evens skin tone.
- Promotes collagen and elastin production.
- Suitable for most skin types.
- Protects against free-radical damage.
- Provides antioxidant protection.
Does vitamin C really cause sun sensitivity?
Vitamin C is generally safe to use on all skin types and does not make your skin more vulnerable to sunburn. Pairing vitamin C and SPF together will effectively neutralise free radicals caused from sun exposure. For this reason, vitamin C is recommended for daytime use.
Using vitamin C for acne-prone skin
Vitamin C is the key ingredient to minimise breakouts, acne or scarring. Due to its high antioxidant content, it helps calm and reduce redness, irritation and help treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin C for hyperpigmentation
The key to a truly effective pigmentation treatment is to use products that help with inflammation and inhibit tyrosinase. vitamin C inhibits tyrosinase which regulates melanin production, effectively evening the skin tone, maintaining the skin’s defence and managing hyperpigmentation.
One of the most effective skincare treatments for hyperpigmentation are peels. They combine a combination of powerful ingredients like vitamin C with AHA’s to increase cell turnover and help remove excess pigment granules.
In terms of how long it will take to see results, this really depends on a number of factors like what was the primary cause, how long the pigment has been present and how old you are. To see drastic results, expect at least 3-6 months.
What does the Glow Serum do?
It provides the skin with powerful vitamin C serum benefits and more! If you’re looking to fight hyperpigmentation and achieve a radiant complexion, our Glow Serum will do exactly that. It's formulated with a highly concentrated vitamin C complex and Hyaluronic Acid to fade hyperpigmentation, boost hydration and protect the skin from environmental stressors throughout the day. It won't irritate the skin, doesn’t pill and is fragrance-free.
How often should I apply a vitamin C serum? Morning or at night?
We recommend incorporating a vitamin C serum into your skincare regime every morning. Because antioxidants help to protect your skin through the day, it’s best to apply in the morning. If you’re using a water-based vitamin C serum make sure you apply this as your first step in your morning routine, after cleansing. Next, follow with moisturisers, creams & oils (finishing with SPF).
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