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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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