Vitamin C is one of the most exciting and effective, research-proven ingredients you can apply safely to skin. This water-soluble antioxidant is a natural component of healthy skin; Vitamin C isn't produced naturally by the body; it is found naturally in many citrus fruits and certain vegetables. Still, after digesting those fruits or vegetables, there's tiny Vitamin C left for the skin.
Also, when we’re young, vitamin C levels in the skin’s outermost two layers (epidermis and dermis) are ample, but these levels naturally decrease as we age.
Unprotected sun exposure, pollution, and stress can accelerate this decline. So, one of the best ways to ensure your skin gets a daily boost of vitamin C is by selecting skincare products made with the vitamin and adding them to your daily skincare routine.
Vitamin C Benefits for Skin
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant aiding your skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your skin repair its damaged cells and defend against the damage that UV light can cause. Still, it doesn’t mean that you can use a vitamin C skin serum in place of sunscreen; it will not replace an SPF since it doesn’t absorb or reflect UVA or UVB rays. But if UV light does get into your skin, some research suggests that vitamin C can help blunt the damage.
Vitamin C's skin-saving benefits aren't limited only to its antioxidant status. It has plenty of other skin-healing properties; when vitamin C is used topically, and as it is highly acidic, the skin is triggered to heal itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin - Collagen and elastin are both naturally occurring protein fibers that help keep skin plump and firm- resulting to help prevent premature aging of the skin and It contains a property that inhibits your skin's melanin production, which is what causes skin discoloration like dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Forms of Vitamin C in Skin Care
There are many forms of vitamin C for the skin, and while they all have antioxidant benefits, some types of vitamin C work better in skincare formulas than others.
Ascorbic acid or known as L-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl palmitate, 3-O ethyl ascorbic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, and ascorbyl glucoside.
Vitamin C is extremely sensitive to air and light; it will break down over time if routinely exposed to these two factors. To get the best possible results from your vitamin C serum or moisturizer, it needs to be in an opaque, air-restrictive bottle or pump packaging to help ensure the ingredients remain stable and effective.
When to use Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant can be applied in the morning. After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating. During the day, always finish with a moisturizer with broad-spectrum SPF 30 and above. (BeautiPura®EXTREME PROTECTION SUNSCREEN BROAD-SPECTRUM SPF 30) or (BeautiPura® EXTRA CARE SUNSCREEN BROAD-SPECTRUM SPF 50).
Who should avoid vitamin C?
If you have sensitive skin may have allergies or redness from vitamin C. we recommend to start with a lower concentration and try a test area in the skin first to make sure that no allergy exists.
Choosing BeautiPura® Vitamin C Products
BeautiPura® EYE CONTOUR REPAIR SERUM. is an advanced, powerful-strength Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid eye serum. Uniquely formulated for the eye contour area. Dermatologist-developed and tested for safety. An indispensable skin nutrient for collagen production, vitamin C synergistically blends with Hyaluronic Acid in this advanced and premium formula designed to helps visibly correct lines, crow’s feet, and under-eye circles for a fresher, brighter-looking eye area.