Skincare 101: Vitamin C

Skincare 101 Vitamin C

Skincare ingredients are so confusing! Let’s break it down. Today…Vitamin C. 

What Is It?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Found in ingredients lists as ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate etc. 

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

What Does It Do?

Firms, smooths, brightens. Protects against UVA and UVB damage, improves the appearance of pigmentation and reduces inflammation. 

Peels dead surface skin for smoother, brighter, glowing skin. Neutralises free radicals (molecules caused by pollution, smoke and sunlight) that can damage skin cells. 

The Body Shop Vitamin C 10 Day Glow Boosting Concentrate

What’s It In?

Serums, creams, powders, facials mists. 

Becomes ineffective when exposed to light and air, so avoid jars in favour of opaque tubes and pump dispensers. 

Clinique Fresh Pressed 7 Day Vitamin C

Such As?

When To Use?

Morning and night. After cleansing and exfoliating, before moisturiser. Use as an alternative to Retinol or Niacinamide, not with. 

Zelens Power C High Potency Vitamin C Treatment Drops

Particularly good for city dwellers and those with dull skin. Or anyone who loves glow. 

Til next time,

Hayley 

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