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The Benefits of Vitamin C Serums

Considered to be one of the most powerful and effective antioxidants, vitamin C provides advanced environmental protection and visible anti-ageing benefits such as reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discolouration.

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 Vitamin C Antioxidant Serums are backed by 30+ years of antioxidant research and demonstrated efficacy in independent, in-vivo (live skin) clinical studies, to deliver advanced environmental protection and targeted visible results. Meet our 3 Award Winning Vitamin C formulas:

1. C E Ferulic is a powerful triple antioxidant vitamin C serum enriched with 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid, specifically formulated for dry and mature skin types.

Key benefits:

  • Delivers up to 8x environmental protection 
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness 

2. Silymarin CF is a powerful vitamin C triple antioxidant serum enriched with 15% L-ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C antioxidant), 0.5% Ferulic acid, plant-based antioxidant and 0.5% Salicylic acid (Beta hydroxy acid), specifically for oily and blemish-prone skin.

Key benefits:

  • Clinically proven to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%* 
  • Reduces excess sebum/oil by up to 15%*** 

3. Phloretin CF is a powerful triple antioxidant vitamin C serum enriched with 2% Phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid, specifically formulated for combination and discolouration-prone skin.  This topical ferulic acid serum provides advanced protection against environmental damage and neutralises free radicals. Phloretin CF helps to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and improves skin tone, for a brighter looking complexion.   

Key benefits:

  • Delivers up to 8x environmental protection 
  • Helps to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and improves skin tone, for a brighter looking complexion

*Clinical study 35 subjects (China, 2020)
***12-week clinical study, 60 women (Brazil, 2020) 

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. Click on one of our Vitamin C Serums below to read more about our clinically proven formulas.

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