Vitamin C is a skin care superhero—and it has some amazing super powers. That’s not surprising, because just as Vitamin C is a key nutrient for good health, it is also vital for glowing, healthy-looking skin. If you haven’t made Vitamin C skin care a part of your daily beauty routine, what are you waiting for?
Why Vitamin C Is Good for Your Skin
Vitamin C is a necessity for anyone who wants a strong and effective skin care regimen, as well as people who want to take preventive steps against issues such as wrinkles, dryness, and loss of firmness.
One of the main reasons that Vitamin C is a valuable skin care ingredient is that may supports collagen production. Collagen is crucial for vibrant, youthful-looking skin. It is a protein that keeps your skin feeling firm, smooth, and supple. As we age, collagen production decreases, which is where Vitamin C comes in, as it is known to help boost collagen and fight the signs of aging.
Vitamin C is also powerful because it is an antioxidant. That means it can help protect the skin from the damage that can be caused when it is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays or environmental pollutants. That damage can take the form of fine lines, uneven tone, or a rough texture to the skin. Vitamin C may also be beneficial when it comes to retaining moisture in the skin, and that also can help prevent those signs of aging. The potency of Vitamin C cannot be denied—it has the ability to transform the appearance of your skin so it looks brighter, fresher, and renewed.
What to Look for in Vitamin C Skin Care
Vitamin C goes by many different names in skin care products. They include L-ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, retinyl ascorbate, and sodium ascorbyl phosphate. At DERMA E, we use two types of Vitamin C in our Vitamin C collection. Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, or Stay-C® 50, is extremely stable, which provides for maximum skin absorption. That’s important because Vitamin C can easily degrade or oxidize, which can lower its effectiveness. We also use ascorbyl palmitate, which is also known as C-Ester, because of its ability to deliver higher levels of Vitamin C to skin cells.
When you are looking to purchase a Vitamin C skin care product, make sure the Vitamin C is near the top of the ingredient list, which ensures it is at an effective concentration—you will be able to reap its many benefits.
It is also important to look at the list of supporting ingredients in a product. We recognize that Vitamin C is incredibly powerful, but its strength is even more robust when combined with other key ingredients. That’s why DERMA E products match up Vitamin C with high-quality hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, green tea, aloe vera, and other nourishing vitamins, minerals, and botanicals.
How to Use Vitamin C Skin Care Products
One of the wonderful things about today’s advances in skin care is that Vitamin C can be incorporated into a wide array of products—you can pick and choose which ones you want to use, or rely on an entire lineup of Vitamin C-based products.
Cleansers can revitalize skin morning and night and can be followed by a serum that serves as both a base for your daily sunscreen and makeup products, or as the first layer of your nighttime maintenance routine. Our Vitamin C Concentrated Serum is a wonderful must-have for daily skin rejuvenation. For a double dose of mighty Vitamin C, pair the serum with our Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer in the morning and Vitamin C Intense Night Cream in the evening. With consistent use, you will notice a more luminescent quality in your skin.
Vitamin C is also a featured player in many specialty skin care products that aren’t used on a daily basis but instead enhance your skin through weekly or other periodic applications. Try the Vitamin C Brightening Clay Mask when you want an extra boost of radiance to the appearance of the skin.
Whichever Vitamin C products you buy, make sure to keep them tightly closed when not in use, in order to prevent the ingredient from breaking down too quickly when it is exposed to light and air. Also, people with sensitive skin may want to spot test a product in an area other than the face, as Vitamin C can be irritating for some people. That is another reason why DERMA E has chosen these two forms of Vitamin C for our products—they have been found to be gentler on the skin, while not losing their effectiveness.
If you are dealing with the lines, rough patches, and dry skin that can come with aging skin, never fear—Vitamin C is your superhero, ready to save the day!