Who should use a Vitamin C serum?
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is one of the skincare world’s star ingredients, loved by dermatologists and skin experts alike for its powerful antioxidant power. Not only does it improve the appearance of ageing signs, such as dark spots and fine lines, but it brightens and brings a more luminous appearance to the complexion. Thinking of adding it into your routine? Here’s everything you need to know.
Why should Vitamin C be included in my skincare routine?
Vitamin C isn’t naturally produced by the body, so in order to reap its benefits it needs to be applied topically to the skin and incorporated into a healthy diet with foods such as citrus fruits. A serum is the most effective ways of introducing it into your daily skincare regime – especially when used alongside broad-spectrum sun protection.
What are the benefits?
Vitamin C - otherwise known as L-ascorbic acid - is a topical antioxidant that neutralises free radicals and helps to protect the skin against excessive oxidative stress. When added topically to the skin, it can help it to look brighter, more luminous and prevent premature ageing signs from appearing. The good news is that vitamin C is suitable for all skin types and can benefit everyone.
When should you use it?
The best time to apply a Vitamin C serum is in the morning. This is due to the environmental protection it provides the skin as you go about your day, when UV radiation is at its highest.
How can you add it to your routine?
SkinCeuticals has paved the way for ground-breaking antioxidant research, and C E Ferulic is revered for its high-potency triple-antioxidant formula that delivers 8 x the amount of environmental protection*. It does this with 15% L-ascorbic acid, 1% vitamin E, and 0.5% ferulic acid that work together to reinforce the skin’s natural defenses against aggressors including UV and pollution while improving ageing signs such as lines and wrinkles.
Silymarin CF is the latest serum to join SkinCeuticals’ antioxidant family and is an ideal option if you have more of a blemish-prone skin type. Formulated with 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 0.5% ferulic acid, 0.5% salicylic acid and 0.5% silymarin (optimised concentration of milk thistle), it helps to prevent the free radical damage and reduce oil oxidation. This formula also helps to reduce oiliness, the appearance of and visible signs of ageing. Skin tone is improved and skin texture looks refined.
Vitamin C can benefit everyone and make an effective addition to all skin types – it’s just a case of finding the right formula for you. Head to the SkinCeuticals serum category to read about all our clinically proven formulas.
*Clinical evaluation. Average result compared with untreated skin.
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