When it comes to anti-aging, vitamin C is considered the gold standard of ingredients. For years brands have created a myriad of serums, moisturizers, eye creams, etc. but why do you really need to use the super hero ingredient? And how exactly does it work?

We break it all down below.

WHO SHOULD USE VITAMIN C?

Some vitamin C skincare products can be pretty potent, so if you’re someone with sensitive skin we say to start small (one to two times a week) and work your way up to daily use. You can also try applying the product to a “test area” of your skin (typically the back of your arm or neck) to see if you have any redness or bad reactions before applying to your face.

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS VITAMIN C?

A potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process. As damaged skin cells repair, vitamin C also helps keep the signs of premature aging in check. When applied topically to the skin, vitamin C actually encourages the skin to heal itself, and accelerates the production of elastin and collagen! Similar to how hyaluronic acid is already present in your skin, elastin and collagen are also there as well; topical vitamin C simply promotes new production, giving you smoother, brighter, spot-free and wrinkle-free skin.

 

WHEN DO YOU USE VITAMIN C?

Typically you want to use vitamin C at night but, if used in the morning, make sure you apply sunscreen before you leave the house. 

 

WHERE DO YOU USE VITAMIN C?

The face. If you happen to come across a body product with vitamin C then more power to you but the face is where you want to really use this hero product.

 

WHY SHOULD I USE VITAMIN C?

Vitamin C is considered the gold standard when it comes to anti-aging skincare. And why? Because it truly works, and it doesn’t just help fight fine lines and wrinkles; it’s also proven to visibly brighten, smooth and firm the skin. And, best of all, the latest research shows that vitamin C actually aids your skin’s natural defense system, helping to protect itself from oxidative stress.

 

WE RECOMMEND

Our Vitamin C Super Serum Plus. Our supercharged, multi-benefit serum is formulated with vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and salicylic acid to help brighten, smooth, firm and target the look of fine lines while shielding skin from environmental stressors. If your skin is on the sensitive side, we suggest our Vitamin C Serum 22% instead. Still super potent, this serum is formulated with a vitamin C complex made up of a highly stabilized l-ascorbic acid encapsulation and bioactive fruit blend that helps brighten and shield skin from environmental stressors for a healthier, more youthful looking complexion.

 

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