Vitamin C in your skincare routine:
this is what it does for your skin
Vitamins are wonderful substances. Whether it's physical health, our mental health, our hair or our skin: vitamins have a positive effect. One of the best-known vitamins is vitamin C, a key player in our daily diet. Vitamin C is also a powerhouse in cosmetics and we explain why this ingredient should not be missing from your skincare routine.
If you don't use products with vitamin C yet, it's high time to delve into this effective ingredient. The well-known vitamin has positive effects on the skin. Today we will tell you all about this wonder product, from the results you get with it to the finest products with this ingredient. .
01. What does vitamin C do?
02. Two types of vitamin C
The most commonly used form is ascorbic acid. A low percentage of ascorbic acid is added to skincare products to act as a protective antioxidant. This way, you protect your skin from environmental damage such as pollution and UV radiation. It also gives your skin the brightness and that fresh glow that vitamin C is known for. For this effect, a low percentage between 1% and 10% is sufficient.
Do you really want to tackle skin problems with vitamin C? Then you're soon looking at a higher concentration of 10% to 20%. This way, you deploy vitamin C as an active ingredient that works against fine lines and stimulates the production of collagen. Ascorbyl Palmitate is often used for this, which is ascobic acid esterified in palmitic acid. So if you're going for an anti-age effect, with of course still that brightening and glow you expect from vitamin C, this is the way to go.
03. What to look outr for with vitamin C
04. For which skin type?
05. How do you incorporate vitamin C into your routine?
06. Combine vitamin C
Are you going for even skin? Then vitamin C and niacinamide is the dream team you need. Aesop's Lucent Facial Concentrate contains vitamin C, niacinamide and rose petals. This ensures a hydrated and even complexion. Zelens' Lumino Brightning Serum also contains the two ingredients, supplemented with peptides and squalane. Enjoy a bright, even and youthful appearance with Zelens.
Vitamin C also goes well with retinol. The two ingredients reinforce each other's effects, but the retinol also provides that softening effect. Experience it with Sunday Riley's Multivitamins Kit, combining retinol and vitamin C. This kit includes the renowned C.E.O. Vitamin C Brightening Serum and the Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil.
Don't forget to apply an SPF to protect your skin from UV rays. Vitamin C protects your skin from the damage, but it does not block the radiation. So a product with vitamin C is not a substitute for SPF.