Alumier Skin Experts / September 25, 2019
Sure, you have your cleansing routine down pat but you still feel that your overall look is lacking some ‘oomph’. Is your skin’s dullness bringing you down? Fret not! Because vitamin C is just what you need to give your skin the brightening brilliance it so deserves!
Why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a super ingredient as it’s used for reducing wrinkles and brightening the skin. If you look closely, you’ll notice how key serums boast a solid percentage of vitamin C for these reasons and more!
What does Vitamin C do?
It’s pretty amazing, actually.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant which helps neutralize free radicals to keep you healthy. It also helps boost the immune system (think about antioxidant-rich foods such as OJ to help you fight that cold). Vitamin C — ascorbic acid —when applied topically supports skin immune barrier function.
It also has the ability to target dark spots (which can be the result of many factors including photoaging from exposure to UV rays; pollution; and hormonal imbalance), making them lighter and brighter without changing your overall skin tone.
And the hits don’t stop there. vitamin C also enhances your skin’s ability to produce collagen so it’s also a fantastic way to get a handle on your fine lines and wrinkles. And lastly (yes, there’s more), vitamin C protects the skin from UV damage and has anti-inflammatory activity so it can even help acne and rosacea.
Just a few drops will do it!
A serum that includes vitamin C is a great way to have your skin see the light. Applied right after you cleanse and before you moisturize, only a few drops will do the job. Because of its intensity, always do a patch test to make sure that it goes well with your skin.
So, get your antioxidant game on and give your skin some vitality with vitamin C!
What You Can Try:
What: EverActive C&E™ + Peptide
Skin Type: Good for all skin types
Why: EverActive C&E™ + Peptide is a high-strength vitamin C (USP grade 15% L-ascorbic acid) and vitamin E (USP grade) serum that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revitalizing skin. The antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E, neutralize free radicals and protect against UV damage, while vitamin C and MATRIXYL® Synthe’6® strengthen and brighten skin. Many vitamin C serums oxidize in their bottles, turning a brownish color while they are on the shelf or at home. When oxidized, the vitamin C is no longer beneficial to the skin. EverActive C&E™ + Peptide stays fresh because you only mix the vitamin C into the serum when you’re ready to use it.