What Does Vitamin C Serum Do For Your Skin?
Updated: Oct 11, 2022
Yes, Vitamin C serum helps us a lot! We are always grateful for new discoveries.
And no, drinking orange juice is not the same-
Vitamin C serums are acidic, which means they unburden our face of dead cells from the skins surface leaving it brighter and smoother. This in turn speeds up new cell regeneration and speeds up collagen production, the protein fibers that make our skin plump.
One of Vitamin C’s biggest uses is for reducing scars, spots and hyper-pigmentation because it interferes with abnormal pigmentation and, we like that for us! Vitamin C’s anti-aging and repairing benefits make it an obvious popular favorite. And, like any habit or diet, using it requires consistency, so don’t give up on it.
When Should I Use Vitamin C Serum?
Think of oranges growing on a tree in sunlight! We too follow that natural cycle with Vitamin C serums... apply during morning routine. Apply your vitamin C product to cleansed skin, and layered under SPF moisturizer. Let it dry for a minute, layer with other serums like hyaluronic acid if you use that, and finish ALWAYS with an SPF moisturizer. Vitamin C can become less effective when exposed to light, so it’s important to give it the time to absorb and under SPF. No need to wait long just enough to be absorbed before venturing outside. Also, brands don’t all use the same percentage of vitamin c in their formulation – they can range from 5%-20%. The rule of thumb is that those of you with sensitive or dry skin start with a lower percentage. Yet, for those with oily skin or with pigmentation issues you can likely manage higher concentrations. (We save retinol creams and serums for evening routine.)
Benefits Of Topical Vitamin C:
Safe for most skin types
Reduces the appearance of dark eye circles
Promotes collagen production
Helps build collagen; reduces sagging skin
REMEMBER, always use SPF on face, neck, chest, and backs of hands.
5 Best Vitamin C Serums, currently:
A 20% vitamin C and 10% AHA serum with pure ingredients and gentle strength that softens, smooths, and brightens for even-toned skin.
This product, unlike others, comes with two items to
mix yourself for fre
shness. A 15% vitamin C day serum packed with antioxidants, nutrients, and fruit enzymes to visibly firm, brighten, and improve the signs of pigment aging.
A 10% Vitamin C Facial Serum with L- Ascorbic Acid a good starting point with Obagi C. A lower concentrated formula for dry, irritated or sensitive skin. Professional-C Serum options include with 10%, 15%, 20%.
Vitamin C vegan brightening serum with Alguronic Acid & Micro-algae Oil. The formulation uses 3-O Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, and although Algenist doesn’t reveal the % used, it’s known to be at 3%. Mixed with the other ingredients, good for sensitive skin, although is fragranced.
Serum delivers 20% vitamin C in the form of tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate. This form of vitamin C is fat soluble (ascorbic acid) is water soluble. Both are effective, though fat-soluble Vit C are typically more stable in cosmetic formulas.