Vitamin C is one of the most sought-after active ingredients by consumers and one of the most used in cosmetics for its multiple actions and skin benefits.
Vitamin C is a soluble vitamin found naturally in fruits and vegetables and water and is a potent antioxidant.
The topical use of vitamin C helps prevent skin aging, improves skin luminosity, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots.
What are the benefits of vitamin C?
There are multiple benefits of vitamin C for the skin.
- Vitamin C prevents premature skin aging by preventing damage caused by free radicals produced as a result of sun exposure and pollution.
- Vitamin C limits the damage to skin structures such as collagen and elastin fibers.
- Vitamin C stimulates the skin to produce collagen and reduces fine wrinkles helping the skin to maintain its youth for longer.
- Vitamin C regulates the production of melanin by melanocytes, helping to prevent dark spots and even out skin tone, and plays an important role in retaining moisture in the skin.
What is the best Vitamin C for the face?
The effectiveness of Vitamin C depends on factors such as concentration, the type of Vitamin C present and the pH of the formula.
When choosing a vitamin C for your face, it’s important to consider whether it’s the one right for your skin type.
Formulas with pure vitamin C, L-asborbic acid, are more irritating to sensitive skin, so is preferable to use Vitamin C derivatives for this type of skin.
Vitamin C is available in different formulations such as serums, face creams and eye contour creams. Also found in face masks and lotions with a single active ingredient or combined with others.
Therefore, you should choose the skincare product that best suits your lifestyle and your skin type.
VITAMIN C FOR OILy SKIN
If your oily, a light texture such as a serum or hydrating fluid with pure Vitamin C will be the best option for your skincare routine.
It may also be interesting to use vitamin C combined with salicylic acid: while vitamin C has antioxidant action that fights skin aging and boosts skin luminosity, salicylic acid refines pores and helps control skin oiliness.
VITAMIN C FOR DRY SKIN
For dry skin, combining Vitamin C with Vitamin E or hyaluronic acid provides hydration and nourishes the skin while also helping to smooth out fine wrinkles on the face.
How to use Vitamin C on the face?
Daily application of Vitamin C to the face is excellent to prevent signs of aging caused by external factors such as solar radiation and pollution and improve radiance of dull skin.
Skincare with Vitamin C should be used daily, preferably in the morning (or morning and evening) on previously cleansed skin. Ideally, your Vitamin C cream or serum should be applied directly to the skin before any other to increase skin absorption.