Why you should add Vitamin C to your Autumn skincare update.
Vitamin C is a natural component of healthy skin, stimulating collagen production, neutralising free radicals and supporting cellular activity to regenerate and repair. But while younger skin may have the antioxidant in abundance, as we age – accelerated by UV exposure and pollution – our skin tends to become dull, uneven and less firm. Here we look at some of the questions we are frequently asked by customers considering purchasing these products.
What are the benefits of Vitamin C skincare?
Incorporating Vitamin C topically into your skincare routine can even out skin tone and fade dark spots, diminish scarring, and protect from harmful pollutants. If you’re looking a little tired or lacklustre it will restore radiance and glow and is instrumental in skin firming. Think of it as a superfood for the skin.
How do I add these products into my current routine?
While serums are the most common form of delivery of ascorbic acid, Vitamin C can also be incorporated into your routine via creams, tonics, masks and powders. Look for formulations that contain Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E, as these will stabilise the product and make it more effective.
How often you use your Vitamin C-charged product – and when – is up to you. Though it’s often best applied in the morning, thanks to its anti-pollution powers, it can be utilised day and night once you’ve built up tolerance. But remember, it should always be used in conjunction with an SPF for maximum efficacy.