Find out how to include Vitamin C in your skin routine

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is one of the most interesting ingredients in cosmetics and with the largest number of studies proving its effectiveness. It can appear in cosmetics in different forms, but the most effective form is ascorbic acid, however it is also the most unstable and irritating form.

To find vitamin C in a cosmetic product, look for ingredients with the prefix ascorb-, examples are Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascborbyl Phopate or Ascorbic Acid.

Benefits of Vitamin C

It is an ingredient known for its antioxidant properties, but it has other benefits, such as:

  • As an antioxidant, it enhances the action of a sunscreen and combats the oxidizing effect of UV radiation.
  • It improves the hydration and elasticity of the skin, as it boosts the production of collagen, which we lose over the years.
  • It has a depigmenting action, reducing the appearance of blemishes and unifying the skin tone.

With all this, we can conclude that vitamin C is an ingredient of excellence in the fight against premature aging, because on the one hand it prevents collagen degradation, due to its antioxidant action, and on the other hand it stimulates its synthesis. The result is firmer, more unified skin!

How to use Vitamin C?

We should give preference to products with a concentration of vitamin C equal to or greater than 10% for the effects of this ingredient to be felt. Despite this, there are studies that prove that the cumulative use of products with low concentrations of vitamin C also bring benefits to the skin.

Cosmetics with vitamin C can be used both in the morning and at night, although we should prefer to apply them in the morning so that they can exert their antioxidant effect. As mentioned earlier, it is a good ally to use before sunscreen.

Sensitive skins should be careful when starting this ingredient, especially if the concentration is high or if the main form is ascorbic acid.

Suggestions for products with Vitamin C:

Skintegra Superba C (1)

Pestle & Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum (2)

Alpha-H Vitamin C

Oskia Renaissance Brightlight Serum (3)

Pibu Beauty 3 Steps to Beauty (4)

For us a serum with Vitamin C is a basic in a skin routine!

Take care of yourself, take care of your skin!

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