One of my beauty regime staples Vitamin C serum. I discovered it a few years ago through a beauty discussion forum. Once I started using it, I was hooked. I read somewhere that women would do well to start using Vitamin C serum in their early twenties, so I wish I’d discovered it a lot sooner for sure.
Vitamin C serum looks oily, but is very easily absorbed, leaving no residue whatsoever. My skin positively glows and perks up when I’m using it. For this reason, it has become a staple in my arsenal of beauty products. It doesn’t always come cheap, but in my opinion, it’s worth every penny!
So What Is Vitamin C Serum?
Vitamin C serum is a natural skin care product that has for the last few years been causing a buzz in the beauty industry. Vitamin C can also be found in high-end beauty products, with many of the best beauty houses in the cut-throat beauty industry scrambling to produce the best quality and most luxurious Vitamin C serums, creams and lotions. We really are spoilt for choice in that regard!
What Does Vitamin C Serum Do?
Vitamin C serum is one of the most powerful antioxidants in skin care. As a result, it helps slow down the aging process by protecting skin against free radicals. Here’s how else Vitamin C serum addresses many other beauty concerns:
- Prolonged use has been proven to aid collagen production, promoting firmer skin
- Improves the appearance of wrinkles
- Vitamin C serum brightens and evens out skin tone
- A natural sunscreen, Vitamin C also offers some protection against harmful UV rays, by improving the efficacy of your sunscreen
- May reduce inflammation and trauma to skin, thus preventing further damage to skin
* Results can be seen within approximately 6 months of consistent Vitamin C serum use.
What To Look For When You’re Looking For Your Vitamin C Serum
There are different types of Vitamin C, but sitting pretty at the top of the list is Ascorbic Acid, also known as L-ascorbic acid. Out of all the vitamin C’s, this is the most researched and most widely used in beauty products.
Look out for as high a concentration as you can get between 15-20%. The price increases the higher the concentration. The higher the concentration, the more effective your serum works in addressing the most stubborn skin concerns.
Because Vitamin C serum can be highly unstable and spoils easily, always opt for dark bottles and store it in a cool, dark place. I sometimes store mine in the fridge, if it gets too hot.
Have you ever tried Vitamin C serum; if you did, what were your thoughts?
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