Vitamin C: it’s not just for when you’re getting a cold. This essential antioxidant is found in the food you eat as well as vitamin supplements you’ll see in the health and wellness section. And when used both topically and taken orally, Vitamin C serum benefits for your skin are endless!
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a compound that your body uses to, among many things, protect your skin and regulate the healthy function of cells. It can be extracted from many plants and fruits, although it’s commonly associated with citrus fruits like oranges, in which it’s most potent. Vitamin C serum benefits all skin types, including sensitive skin or oily skin.
What Does Vitamin C Do For Skin?
As an antioxidant, Vitamin C provides defense against harmful free radicals that are found throughout your environment. These molecules interact with skin cells to damage them, leading to all kinds of detrimental effects, including wrinkles, pigmentation, and even acne breakouts. Antioxidants like Vitamin Cs can help support your skin in ways you may not have even known it needed.
How to Use Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C serum can be incorporated into your skin care routine with other ingredients like ferulic acid, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid to promote the appearance of healthy skin. When you’re incorporating potent ingredients like Vitamin C into your skincare routine, it’s important to know exactly when to apply the product to get the most out of its effectiveness. Because Vitamin C is an antioxidant it’s best utilized in your morning skincare routine before you encounter the UV rays from sun exposure and other environmental toxins of the day.
Most often formed in a serum, topical Vitamin C products should be applied after cleansing and toner application. When you apply vitamin C after exfoliating, dead skin cells clogging the surface will have been removed so the serum can more effectively absorb onto into the skin. Follow up with a good moisturizer and a high-quality broad-spectrum sunscreen and you’re set for all-day protection from anything that would seek to age your facial skin.
Vitamin C serums can be used every day and over time have been shown to visibly reduce the effects of aging such as pigmentation and fine lines. You may notice a few short- and long-term differences when you start to use Vitamin C serum, including the appearance of a more even skin tone and firmer, more elastic looking skin.
How Do You Know if Your Vitamin C Serum is Working?
One drawback to Vitamin C is that it can go bad over time. At Epicuren Discovery, we make sure to pack our products that include Vitamin C in airtight, opaque containers to help the product stay effective for longer, with less exposure to oxygen that causes it to fail. Our CXC Vitamin C serum is in an airless container and has a shea butter base. This enhances the levels of antioxidants and stabilizes the Vitamin C.
Our Vitamin C Products
The most potent of Epicuren Discovery’s Vitamin C products is our original CXC Vitamin C Complex, with Vitamin C and complementary essential oil compounds that broaden the array of benefits provided by Vitamin C. You can also search for products by ingredient, which will also show you how we use ascorbic acid derivatives in products like the Defy Age Corrective Facial Oil.
Our catalog features science-backed formulas with potent natural ingredients like Vitamin C and other antioxidants that can take your skincare routine to the next level. Find products that are designed for your unique skin type and goals by taking our Skin Quiz today.