Vitamin C is a powerhouse in the world of skin care. Not only does it have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but it also significantly improves skin texture, tone, signs of ageing and skin hydration. It is the most commonly known vitamin and the most thoroughly researched antioxidant on the market.
Vitamin C is essential for healthy, glowing, youthful skin with a long list of benefits. Adding a quality Vitamin C serum to your skincare routine is a no brainer.
Benefits of using a Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is proven to have a wide range of benefits for all types of skin including oily, dry and combination. Experts suggest you can use it up to twice a day to fully reap the benefits:
- Brightens dull and uneven complexion
- Reduces the appearance of sun damage, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles
- It’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties work to reduce skin irritation
- Enhances the natural healing process of the skin and reduces redness left by spots
- Helps to boost the effectiveness of sunscreen, therefore reducing sun damage
- Assists in the production of collagen in the skin, keeping skin firm and plump
- May assist in the reduction of dark under-eye circles by strengthening this delicate area
- Beneficial for certain skin conditions like rosacea and acne
So, if you’re wondering if Vitamin C is good for you then the answer seems simple - yes!
How to use a Vitamin C Serum?
Vitamin C serum can be applied day and/or night. After you have cleansed and toned your skin, add a couple drops to your fingertips and gently massage all over you face. After applying the Vitamin C serum, make sure you use a moisturiser and sunscreen if it’s daytime or leave on as a treatment for your nighttime routine.
Vitamin C can be safely used with other active ingredients. As Vitamin C is traditionally water based and Vitamin E is oil based, they are known for working hand in hand to protect both the oil and water parts of the cell.
Will using a Vitamin C Serum help eliminate wrinkles?
To think we could eliminate wrinkles is like thinking we could fly if we really tried. It can however, help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by increasing the production of collagen which in turn thickens the dermis and diminishes fine lines, giving your skin a plumper, more youthful look. You may need to use it for 12 weeks or more to start seeing results. We have a great variety of Vitamin C Serums for ageing concerns, like our VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Ageing Serum which acts as a wake-up call on the skin to fight the visible signs of stress and fatigue that commonly appear in ageing skin.
Can a Vitamin C Serum be used after microneedling?
Following microneedling, the use of Vitamin C Serum should be avoided for at least 48 hours. After two days, slowly introduce a Vitamin C Serum back into your skincare routine at a reduced rate. This is because Vitamin C Serums and other anti-ageing creams contain strong formulas, which may irritate skin after a procedure like microneedling. You can pop into our YoungLDN studio or give us a call to speak to one of our experts for any concerns.
Will acne scars benefit from using a Vitamin C Serum?
Vitamin C directly assists the synthesis of collagen, which is responsible for rebuilding healthy skin. Because of this, acne scars will benefit from the application of vitamin C serum to accelerate healing of acne wounds and reduce inflammation.
Can rosacea sufferers use a Vitamin C Serum?
Vitamin C contains anti-inflammatory bioflavonoids that support weak blood vessels. Rosacea sufferers have blood vessels that dilate easily, causing the red, flushed look. Experts believe that vitamin C serums may strengthen these blood vessels, thus reducing the symptoms of rosacea. Vitamin C is also well known for reducing inflammation, which again has positive benefits for rosacea sufferers.
Is Vitamin C Serum suitable for sensitive skin?
For sensitive skin, it’s important to choose the right concentration of ingredients - begin with a lower concentration of Vitamin C to see how your skin copes and adjust accordingly. Oily skin may do better with L-ascorbic acid which is a potent type of Vitamin C. Sensitive or dry skin may respond better to magnesium ascorbyl phosphate which is a less irritating water soluble Vitamin C. Always check the ingredients of your Vitamin C serum before purchase.
Head over to our website where you can use our filters to find suitable vitamin c serums for sensitive skin.
Vitamin C Serums – Conclusion
A quality Vitamin C serum is a great way to support your skin no matter your age, skin type or skin concern. That’s why we’ve pulled our top 5 Vitamin C Serums to get you started.
1. SkinCeuticals - C E Ferulic
This powerful antioxidant Vitamin C serum delivers 8x environmental protection which in turn helps to prevent damage to the skin from free radicals and improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and loss of tone.
2. ZO - C-Bright 10% Vit C
This powerful anti ageing serum provides a potent dose of Vitamin C that brightens and redefines the skin, promoting a more even skin tone and minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Image Skincare - Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum
It works effectively on all skin types to soften the appearance of wrinkles, support collagen, and protect the skin against oxidative damage.
4. Circadia - Vitamin C Reversal Serum
This age defying essential product contains the most stable and active form of Vitamin C to increase the firm look of skin and neutralise free radicals. It also contains hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5 to hydrate and smooth.
5. Dermaceutic - Tri Vita C30
Containing an innovative combination of 3 forms of Vitamin C this is one of the most powerful anti ageing serums available and was voted Vogue magazines Number 1 Vitamin C serum.
Head over to our website to read more on our Vitamin C products, what our customers have said and order your Vitamin C serums from Young LDN today!