Understanding the benefits Vitamin C can bring to your skincare routine and what science backs it up.
Vitamin C is one of the most popular ingredients in skincare products. It is trusted by dermatologists and estheticians, and has been called a powerhouse skincare staple ingredient for years and years.
The benefits that vitamin C can bring to your skincare routine are becoming more and more well known. When applied to the surface of the skin via serums and creams, vitamin C can help provide protection and support where it’s needed most. Additionally, you’ll find that vitamin C is safe for almost all skin types and won’t normally cause any allergic reactions or other dermatological issues. Ask any expert and they’ll tell you to get it on your skin ASAP!
What Is Vitamin C?
As a very potent antioxidant, vitamin C can directly target some of the most common skincare issues including the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. As you look around at various skincare products, you may notice that vitamin C has become a key component in many products due to its benefits for collagen-deprived skin.
Collagen in your skin is required to keep skin firm and tight, wrinkles and blemishes at a minimum, and can improve your overall complexion and pigmentation of your skin. As you age, collagen production naturally slows down. However, when using a cream or serum with vitamin C in your daily skincare routine, collagen production is said to increase by up to 50% when used regularly over time.
Vitamin C Benefits for Skin
Improves Collagen Production
During the collagen creation process in your skin, vitamin C helps bind the skin cells together to improve the overall production. As we age, the body naturally starts to lose collagen and production slows down, but by adding vitamin C you can help counteract this process and improve the appearance of elasticity and firmness in your skin.
As new collagen forms, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced and scars and other skin blemishes are repaired. Ensuring your skin is getting plenty of vitamin C on a regular basis can restore the look of firmness and brightness of your skin.
For the restoring power of vitamin C, our IMAGE MD restoring power-C serum is packed full of beneficial ingredients including tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (one of the most stable, skin-friendly, and advanced forms of vitamin C), hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E to provide an ultra-concentrated serum to add to your regular skincare routine.
Fight Against Free Radicals
Free radicals are environmental toxins that can invade the pores of your skin and cause dullness, inflammation, skin discoloration, and other blemishes. You’re probably exposed to many free radicals on a daily basis as these can be in the form of air pollution and smog, cigarette smoke, and sun exposure.
Being one of the most well known antioxidants, vitamin C can fight against the visible effects of free radicals helping to protect your skin from the atmospheric dangers that bombard you each day. When used regularly, you’ll notice a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and a healthier-looking complexion.
If you find free radicals are a common issue you face every day, our VITAL C hydrating antioxidant A C E serum can serve as your skin’s daily multivitamin and amino acid first line of defense against various free radical toxins.
Restores Overall Radiance
It’s not uncommon to be struggling with skin discoloration and inflammation such as age spots, sun spots, acne marks, redness or melasma. Each of these issues can reduce the radiance of your skin and leave it appearing dull or dehydrated.
Vitamin C has been shown to help prevent excess water loss as well. Properly hydrated skin appears lush and plump and gives off a naturally radiant glow.
If you’ve been struggling with both dry skin and discoloration, our VITAL C hydrating anti-aging serum may be exactly what you need to turn your skin issues around. Not only does it include a multi-vitamin C complex, but it also delivers hyaluronic acid and green tree extract to support proper hydration and moisture retention.
How to Use Vitamin C in Your Skincare Routine
Vitamin C can be beneficial in both a morning and evening skincare routine. Apply your favorite vitamin C serum and/or cream after your cleansing routine. Don’t forget to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen afterwards too!
You can either opt to use an evening moisturizer with vitamin C added, or apply a vitamin C serum under your favorite moisturizer to help restore your skin while you sleep.
Who Should Avoid Vitamin C?
While there are some individuals that may show allergic reactions to skincare products that incorporate vitamin C, it’s extremely rare. If you have sensitive skin, it’s important to test a small amount of your vitamin C skincare product in a small area before you go all in and use it on the entirety of your face.
If you notice some minor skin reactions, switching your vitamin C use to every 2-3 days instead of daily can help improve your tolerance and allow you to keep enjoying your vitamin C serum benefits. However, if a rash starts to develop, you should stop using vitamin C infused skincare products immediately. While it is uncommon, some individuals simply cannot tolerate vitamin C on their skin due to the acidity of the pH level.
Consult your skincare professional or doctor if you use other active ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid. Many times, these ingredients don’t mix well with vitamin C, depending on the type used.
Are you ready to start adding vitamin C in your skincare routine? Explore our award-winning VITAL C collection to C the results for yourself!