Vitamin C is a powerful, potent antioxidant that boosts collagen production and inhibits pigment formation, for starters. When you apply this heal-all topically, it brightens sun-damage and fights fine lines & wrinkles. For best results, consistency is key. Apply a vitamin C-infused serum to clean, dry skin twice a day, and follow with your favorite moisturizer to seal in the hydration. Some people apply it in the morning for UV protection, while others prefer it as a night serum. Find what’s best for you and add it to your daily routine.
Written by Kristy Masbang, our resident beauty expert
To get science-y for a sec, vitamin C donates high-energy electrons that neutralize free radicals created in skin after oxidative stress (aka sun damage). So while it’s not an SPF, it can still minimize damage you can’t see. Plus, it aids in cellular repair, inflammation & more, fighting the signs of aging and revitalizing your overall complexion.
Studies have shown that vitamin C impedes melanin production (not to mention reduces the appearance of acne scars, etc.), which can help fade dark spots and discoloration from sun damage, evening out your entire complexion.
Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, one of the main vitamin C derivatives, has a hydrating effect on skin. It decreases transepidermal water loss, allowing your skin to better retain moisture. All in all, consider it a magic potion for your skin.