What is vitamine C?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that we mostly know from fruits and veggies. Important for healthy diet, since it's an important element for the growth, development and recovery of our body tissue and therefore our skin. Next to that, it's a powerful antioxidant and essential for our immune system.
Our bodies can't produce vitamin C on their own, so that's were we can lend a helping hand. By eating and - in case of our skin - using the right products.
The benefits of vitamine C in skincare
Aiming for radiant skin? You've come to the right place. Vitamin C has a mix of perks that will contribute to that glow.
1. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxdant
Antioxidants are essential to protect your skin against free radicals, aka your skin's enemies such as uv-rays, pollution and cigarette smoke. These can damage your skin, causing dull complexion and wrinkles. By using vitamin C in your skincare routine, these bad guys won't be able to do any harm to your skin.
2. Vitamine C brightens the skin
Vitamin C is known for evening out the skin tone. It reduces hyperpigmentation and dark spots by slowing down the melanin production, which causes these spots. By regularly using vitamin C in your skincare routine, you can reduce and prevent them.
3. Vitamine C promotes collagen production
Collagen is an important part of our skin to keep things smooth. Over the years our body produces less of it, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C stimulates the production, keeping your skin plump and firm. Therefore, using vitamin C on a daily base is a must.
How to use vitamin C in your skincare routine
To get the most out of its antioxidant properties, it's best to use your vitamin C products in the morning. This way your skin is protected against environmental aggressors during the day. Vitamin C is suitable for daily use, and this will definitely benefit the results.
When shopping for a vitamin C product, you want to look for serums first. These have the highest concentration active ingredients in the skincare category. You will find a higher percentage of vitamin C in a serum than a toner or cream. Because of this, serums are extra effective and easy to add to your daily routine.
Is your skin sensitive? Make sure to patch test first. Apply a thin layer on your jaw and leave it to absorb for the rest of the day. If you notice any redness or other irritation, you want to switch to a lower percentage. No irritations at all? You're free to apply it to your full face.
Vitamin C skincare packaging
When shopping for vitamin C products, you'll notice that most products won't come in a transparent container. Vitamin C is very sensitive for light and air, since they will make it loose its stability. Make sure to pick an item in coloured packaging with a pump. Next to that, you want to make sure to store your product in a dark spot (such as a closet) where there's no change in temperature. If you want to ensure the stability of your product, it's best not to keep it in the bathroom.
Curious to see what vitamin C can do for your skin? Try our Miracle Vitamine C Glow Serum, which contains 15% of this hero ingredient.