Vitamin C in Skincare ~ What, Why & How

We’ve all heard about the beauty boosting benefits of Vitamin C in skincare. Some even say it’s the holy grail. ✨

Here's the lowdown of Vitamin C in skincare.

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrient, which plays an important role in keeping our skin healthy. We lack the enzyme required to produce Vitamin C, which means it must be acquired from dietary sources or applied topically.

In skincare, it's known to improve skin tone and texture, hydrate the skin, reduce hyperpigmentation, reduce signs of ageing and support collagen production.

Why should I use Vitamin C in my skincare?

It's potent antioxidant protection works to protect against free radical-induced skin damage and inflammation caused by exposure to UV light, smoking, diet and pollution.

Vitamin C acts as a helper molecule in the body’s natural collagen forming process, helping to keep the skin strong, firm, and less susceptible to wrinkle formation. It's also used to support the treatment of the appearance of dark spots on the skin, by decreasing the synthesis of melanin.

How should I be using Vitamin C in my skincare routine?

As with all skincare, good things come to those who wait. Consistency is key for best results, so try to add it to your skin care routine in a manner you’ll be able to commit to. Topical application using a serum, moisturiser or cream, used with regularity, is a great way to add Vitamin C into your skincare routine.

You can also try our Brighten Vitamin C Serum, which helps to promote a brighter complexion, optimum skin health and collagen synthesis. The inclusion of our Encapsulated Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate) delivers protected vitamins without oxidation, combined with Australian Kakadu Plum which has the world’s highest levels of stable Vitamin C, and Rosehip Extract which contains 60 times more Vitamin C than oranges, this stable gel-based serum formula is a must have in any skincare line.