What does vitamin C do to your skin :
When we first think of vitamin C we think , Oranges, immune protection and that it should be the first ingredient in our skincare range. However vitamin C should not be your first go to ingredient but maybe?? I know you’re probably thinking but what! You’re crazy! There is so much talk on vitamin C. However what it does for our body internally is very different from what it does to us externally and topically. Vitamin C is like your naughty cousin who plays up at family events and you can never predict when he is likely to cause chaos and start the next family argument. Mr C is highly unstable and is only on his best behaviour when he has had a few good drinks of water soluble in him and his two best friends are around him keeping him in line Mr Vit E and Mr Ferulic acid. He can be very irritating at times however he always means well when coming to protect you from UVA/UVB. When his arch enemy oxygen is around and doesn’t have his 3 sidekicks by him unfortunately Mr C oxides and gets downgraded to be un useful.
What are the benefits of vitamin C :
Mr C loves our body! C plays such an important role in developing and repairing our body tissue. Vitamin C helps us absorb iron and is the main special ingredient in our collagen formation. C supports our immune system and maintains healthy teeth and bones. Mr C wants to find all ways to help us internally and externally. C is a potent anti-inflammatory for our skin and recycles Vit E in our body. Mr C helps in brightening our skin and evening discolouration but most of all he protects our collagen from UVA/UVB rays.
How do i use vitamin C :
Vitamin C is best used in the morning as it helps protect our skin against UVA/UVB. However Mr C can be used at night to replace your Vitamin A but I would not combine using Vitamin C & A together on the same night as they are both strong unstable and irritating antioxidants. Alternative use nightly is better.
What ingredients go with vitamin C :
Vitamin C bestfriends are Vit E and Ferulic acid as they keep him under control and stable. However, the Vitamin C partner in crime is also Niacinamide ( B3) and Hyaluronic acid.
Top 5 vitamin C skincare products :
BOOST LAB Vitamin C Brightening Serum 30mL The only thing brighter than your future is your skin when you integrate BOOST LAB Vitamin C Brightening Serum into your routine. Harnessing the power of Vitamin C, it’s your skin that will be C-ing the difference when your dark spots begin to fade and even skin tone is restored! $29.95
Alpha-H Vitamin C 25ml 25ml
Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum 25ml is a highly concentrated formula containing Ethyl Ascorbic acid and antioxidants to assist the strengthening, firming and preservation of the skin against further UVA and UVB damage.This serum contains a potent blend of new generation technology alongside botanical extracts and the highly effective hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid. $59.46
Medik8 C-Tetra Lipid Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum 30ml 30ml
Fight visible signs of ageing, restore radiance and repair free radical damage with the new and improved Medik8 C-Tetra. This serum is stronger than the previous C-Tetra formula, with 100% stable Vitamin C that remains potent and highly effective until you’ve finished the bottle! $78.20
Dr Aspect Active C serum – 30ml
Active C is a powerful antioxidant and peptide serum, formulated with Vitamin C and a peptide complex to help firm the surface of the skin and promote elasticity for a firmer, brighter complexion. $125
Rationale Hydro Gel #2
#2 The Hydragel offers the perfect synergy between hydration, rejuvenation and protection. Precious vitality is preserved by an ultrafine mesh which veils the skin in superlative environmental defence. $180
Super-antioxidant serum combining 15% Vit C and 1% Vit E with Ferulic Acid, to optimize protection against damaging UVA/UVB rays, help prevent premature signs of ageing, and stimulate collagen production. $228