Can I use Vitamin C with Retinol?

Vitamin C and Retinol are both highly effective when it comes to product ingredients that are essential for smoothing the look of wrinkles, fine lines, laughter and frown lines. Retinol and Vitamin C also help to brighten the complexion and work to diminish the look of hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and keep the skin looking plump.  

Benefits of Vitamin C 

Vitamin C has a multitude of benefits when it comes to skin care. Vitamin C can benefit skin with its brightening, toning, fading and anti-aging benefits. Whether you have acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots or overall uneven skin, Vitamin C can benefit your skin. If dealing with old or new scars, hyperpigmentation or dark spots, Vitamin C works to diminish the look of uneven skin, while brightening those spots.

For fine lines and wrinkles, Vitamin C helps to address anti-aging concerns. Many of our dermatologist recommended, clean beauty solutions in our clinically proven Vitamin C skincare line, contain stabilized Vitamin C which is a highly potent form of Vitamin C that is less likely to degrade than un-stabilized Vitamin C, making it even more potent when it comes to brightening the skin tone, and diminishing the appearance of dark spots. 

Related: Benefits of Vitamin C in Skin Care


Clinical results confirm:  

- 82% Improved in skin radiance / brightness*  

Notes: *Based on results from independent 6-week clinical studies on the Vitamin C line that included the Vitamin C Daily Brightening Cleanser, Vitamin C Concentrated Serum, Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer, and Vitamin C Intense Night Cream 


Benefits of Retinol  

Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and rough texture. This effective ingredient occurs in the skin naturally and also helps to diminish the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation and evens the skin toneDue to its many anti-aging benefits, Retinol is a key ingredient in many anti-aging products. Our clinically proven Anti-Wrinkle collection is 

infused with this powerhouse ingredient. This dermatologist recommended line helps to renew the complexion, leaving skin smooth, healthy, and younger-looking. 

Clinical results confirm: 


  • 100% Showed improved skin firmness after 4 weeks of product use* 
  • 97% Showed improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after 6 weeks of product use* 
  • 97% Showed improvement in skin elasticity after 6 weeks of product use* 
Notes: *Based on results from independent 6-week clinical studies on the Anti-Wrinkle line including the Anti-Aging Regenerative Serum, Day Cream, and Night Cream.  
How to Use Vitamin C and Retinol safely 


Vitamin C and Retinol are both very powerful ingredients. Vitamin C is typically used in the day, for its benefits in fighting free radicals. The Vitamin C Concentrated Serum with Hyaluronic Acid is an effective product to use during the day. This serum helps to brighten the look of skin while helping to retexturize the skin. Retinol is traditionally used in the evening as it can cause some sensitivity to sunlight.  Our Anti-Aging Regenerative Night Cream with Vitamin A and an Antioxidant Blend is highly effective at helping to refine skin and diminish signs of aging.  Due to the potency of Vitamin C and Retinol, if you do combine these two ingredients,  

it is best to do so if you do not have sensitive skin and if your skin is already use to regular usage of both ingredients. 

Related: Vitamin C Daily Skincare Routine