Vitamin C is one of the best ingredients that you can include in your skincare routine to help brighten your skin (think dark circles be gone) even out skin tone (sun spots – banished) and protect your skin from day to day damage.
What is Vitamin C
It s a powerful anti-oxidant, which, when used as an ingredient in your skincare routine can take your skin to the next level – improving fine lines, hydration and overall quality. Neutralising free radicals in the atmosphere (your absolute skin nightmare). It calms inflammation and skin stresses which contribute to aging the skin (think a stressed skin cell)
Because of this – it needs to go into your AM routine – give it the chance to help fight off those nasties.
I’ve got super sensitive skin…can I still use Vitamin C?
If you use it correctly – think little and often, Vitamin C shouldn’t cause any issues or flare ups. However, if you know your skin is of the easily offended type introduce it gradually. By that, I mean twice a week to start with and use a product with a low percentage concentration (10% and under)
What does it look like on and ingredients list?
Vitamin C is a master of disguise and we all know that INCI (ingredients lists) are great at hiding the vital stats! It can go by the name of
L Ascorbic Acid – the chemical name
Vitamin C Ester – it’s a non acidic version of Vit C and so is a good option for sensitive skin
Ascorbyl Phosphate – a weak form of vitamin C and can be dissolved in water – hello serums
Nikkol VC-IP – Vit C complex which goes into oil based products – hello moisturisers
But of-course girls – it takes consistency! Nothing happens overnight – expect to see changes after 6-8 weeks of use.
Where can you add it –
Cleanse first, once in the morning – see link – This is a must!
Vitamin C Toner – see link Pixi Vitamin C Tonic – I LOVE this but its not for the faint hearted/skensitive type
Hydrating Mist – See link – The Body Shop Vit C Mist – you know I love mists and this is where my Vit C journey started – its a great entry point product.
Serum – see link – another Pixi product I love
Vitamin C Moisturiser – see link – I love this super cheap moisturiser – I don’t spend loads on moisturisers and this does lovely job
If you have any Vitamin C products you would like to suggest please do in the comments below.