Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant that could really boost your skin regime. It brightens your complexion, contributing you getting that elusive glow, help protect against the free radicals that cause fine lines, and help uneven skin tones.
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Use Vitamin C for…
Brightening dull skin
Evening out hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tone
Helping with UV protection (with sunscreen)
Fighting free radicals to help ageing
This ingredient can also correct discolouration from things like acne and sun damage, so is a good call if you’re looking to even out your skin tone after a breakout for instance.
Where do I use vitamin C in my routine?
There is evidence suggesting that Vitamin C might work to boost the UV protection you get from your sunscreen, so it makes sense to add it to your morning skincare routine. Vitamin C most commonly appears in serum form, so use after toner and before moisturiser.
You might see some talk online of not being able to use Vitamin C and niacinamide in the same routine: evidence suggests there are in fact no problems with this, and both are great ingredients.
What to look for on product labels…
The most common form of vitamin is L-asorbic acid, but products might also contain sodium ascorbic phosphate or retinyl ascorbate. L-asorbic acid is thought to be the most beneficial for ageing skin, but might be too much for very sensitive types.
Other than this, you should use Vitamin C product that suits your skin and patch test to find out which ones produce your desired result, as this can be very individual.