Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that supports the skin the same way internal consumption supports our body – it’s designed to keep us healthy! Topical Vitamin C defends our skin against environmental stressors while strengthening its natural barrier to brighten and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, making this one of the most proven anti-aging ingredients in skin care. This is the fundamental ingredient we leverage in all of our products because radiant skin starts with optimal skin health.
You may contemplate if you should include a serum in your skin care routine because, let’s be honest, it’s another step and another product. However, adding a serum can really amplify your skin care routine because it is the “workhorse” of skin care products.
Benefits of Vitamin C Serum:
- Targets specific skin concerns or conditions
- Enhances the results of your skin care routine
- Provides a concentrated dose of actives into the skin
- Lightweight and fast absorbing
You can be a newbie to the skin care world and still know that Vitamin C Serums are all the buzz and widely loved - which is why there are so many to choose from! By incorporating a targeted treatment like our Vitamin C Serum in your daily regimen, you will notice a visible improvement in the overall health of your skin. “Serums typically offer the highest concentrations of active vitamin C and tend to have better skin penetration compared to other vitamin C products, like creams and cleansers.” Annie Chiu, MD, a board-certified cosmetic and general dermatologist on faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, tells SELF.
So, what makes our Vitamin C Serum different?
Our best selling Vitamin C Serum uses Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate which is stable at a higher PH resulting in less risk of irritation, making this safe for all skin types including those with sensitive skin. This active form of Vitamin C is backed by clinical-data that demonstrates it supports collagen, decreases discoloration and improves firmness. We combine this form of Vitamin C along with our exclusive C Botanical Blend™ to provide the skin with a gentle yet effective antioxidant treatment that improves skin health and signs of aging. Our C Botanical Blend™ is a specialized blend of Rosemary Extract, Centella Extract, Hibiscus Extract, Hesperidin and Meadowfoam Seed Oil, all in which a rich in Vitamin C. The combination of these botanical ingredients creates a foundation of nourishment and health for all skin types.
Here are 5 benefits your skin will soak up when using our Vitamin C Serum.
1. Brighten Dull Skin
80% agreed or strongly agreed that their skin tone appeared brighter after using our Vitamin C Serum.*
We like to call Vitamin C the “BLT” of skin care because it brightens, tightens and lightens the skin. The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C can reduce discoloration to create a more balanced, even complexion. Our Vitamin C Serum includes Sea Buckthorn Oil which is an omega-rich oil that supports the skin’s natural recovery process while improving overall tone. In addition, our brightening serum leverages Plant Stem Cells to support natural cell rejuvenation for skin that is more vibrant, smooth and ﬁrm.
2. Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Lack of collagen production, which tends to slow down with age, can cause fine lines and wrinkles. "The No. 1 cause of skin aging is the loss of collagen” tells Robert Rountree, M.D. to MindBodyGreen. Vitamin C boosts collagen production to reduce and prevent these signs of aging. Our Vitamin C Serum also includes Hyaluronic Acid which is a proven ingredient to deeply hydrate while plumping fine lines for younger looking skin.
There can be some confusion when it comes to mixing different active ingredients together such as Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, but these actives work seamlessly together for lasting results. Joshua Zeichner, MD, the director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Department of Dermatology tells Healthline “Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are commonly used together because they complement each other to hydrate, protect, and repair aging skin.”
3. Eliminate Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is tough to reverse but our Vitamin C Serum brightens discoloration including acne scarring, dark spots, and sun spots. Our brightening serum is formulated with Ferulic Acid which is a powerful antioxidant that works in conjunction with Vitamin C to fade dark spots while strengthening the skin barrier. Dr. Sheila Farhang, MD and founder of Avant Dermatology and Aesthetics in Tucson, AZ, shared with marieclaire.com "Not only is ferulic acid an antioxidant but it is also known to brighten dark spots and overall skin dullness thanks to its ability to inhibit the enzyme [tyrosinase which causes melanogenesis—the production of melanin.]" With consistent use of our Vitamin C Serum, you will notice significant improvement with any discoloration you may have.
4. Combat Acne
Vitamin C can help reduce acne? Yes! Radiance by WebMD explains “Vitamin C contains anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce the redness and swelling that comes with acne.“ Our Vitamin C Serum brightens scarring caused by acne while smoothing texture. Our Vitamin C Serum is also safe to combine with Niacinamide which is a powerful ingredient that helps reduce breakouts and blemishes. There are some forms of Vitamin C, such as Ascorbic Acid, that cannot be properly combined with Niacinamide due to pH differences. However, because our unique blend contains Vitamin C in the form of Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, our brightening serum is compatible and safe to combine with Niacinamide for optimal clarifying results.
5. Protect from Environmental Stressors
This powerful antioxidant defends the skin from environmental stressors such as UV exposure and pollution to prevent premature signs of aging. “Vitamin C has a wide range of protective and anti-aging effects for the skin,” says Annie Chiu, MD to SELF. Apply our Vitamin C Serum and follow with SPF in the morning to defend the skin from aggressors all day long. You can also apply our Vitamin C Serum at night to support the skin barrier overnight for healthier, protected skin when you wake up. Either way, our robust formula is packed with antioxidants to protect the skin, no matter when you want to apply it.
No matter where you're at in your skin care journey, Vitamin C is an essential ingredient you should incorporate to brighten, protect, and firm. It’s a versatile active ingredient that is used across all categories to enhance overall skin health so that you can love the skin you're in.