Top 10 benefits of Vitamin C in your skincare

Top 10 benefits of Vitamin C in your skincare

Vitamin C has long been a part of the skincare industry, holding many amazing benefits. 

But do you actually know what your Vitamin C serum is doing for you? Or why you should include it in your skincare routine, stat!

Our Vitamin C ingredient, found in all our Dream Serums as part of our Trios, is derived from the Kakadu Plums, which have the highest recorded natural amount of vitamin C of any food in the world. 

Fun fact: Because the human body does not produce its own Vitamin C, it relies on obtaining it through external sources. 


Benefits of including a Vitamin C serum in your skincare

  1. Safe for most skin types

Vitamin C has an excellent safety profile. Most people can use topical vitamin C for an extended period of time without experiencing any adverse reactions.

If you do find that you have hypersensitivity, you may experience some mild irritation.

Vitamin C is also safe to use alongside with skincare active ingredients, including AHAs, retinols, and SPF.

  1. Ultra-hydrating

Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, one of the main vitamin C derivatives used in skin care, has a wonderful hydrating effect on the skin, by decreasing transepidermal water loss. Which basically allows your skin to hold in more moisture.


  1. It promotes collagen production

Vitamin C is a powerhouse for boosting collagen production.

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that depletes over time. Lower levels of collagen can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

  1. It may help prevent skin sagging

Collagen production is connected to your skin elasticity and firmness. When your collagen levels begin to drop, your skin can begin to sag.

Applying a vitamin C serum may boost collagen production, resulting in an overall tightening effect.

  1. Brightening effects

Vitamin C can help fade pigmentation and hyperpigmentation and smooth the skin’s surface to reduce dullness. 

Hyperpigmentation — including sun spots, age spots, and melasma — occurs when melanin is overproduced in certain areas of the skin. It can also happen in areas where acne has healed.

Vitamin C application has been shown to impede melanin production. This can help fade dark spots and lead to a more even-toned complexion.

  1. It reduces the appearance of under-eye circles

A vitamin C serum can help smooth out fine lines by plumping and hydrating the under-eye area.

Although vitamin C is more effective at reducing overall redness, some people say that it can help alleviate discolouration associated with under-eye circles.

  1. It protects against sun damage

Let’s get sciencey for a quick minute. Sun damage is caused by molecules called free radicals. These are atoms with a missing electron. Free radicals search for other atoms from which they can “steal” an electron —and this can lead to significant damage to the skin.

Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect healthy skin cells by “giving” these free radicals an electron, rendering them harmless. 

  1. It may help soothe sunburns

In addition to minimizing redness, vitamin C accelerates cell turnover. This replaces the damaged cells with healthy new ones.

You can find our Dream Serums in our Trios:

Supercharged Trio for oily or acne-prone skin

Nourishing Trio for dry, sensitive or mature skin