THE TRUTH ABOUT SKINCARE
Why You Need a Vitamin C Serum in Your Life
Dull skin got you down? Sun damage have you in a spin? Bothered by blemishes? Or maybe it’s fine lines and a loss of firmness?
We’ve got two words for you: Vitamin C. Put this powerhouse antioxidant on active duty in your skin routine and your complexion will love you for it.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant that works to protect skin cells from air pollution, exposure to the sun and other factors that can prematurely age skin and cause skin dullness, dark spots, and wreak havoc on the skin's appearance.
Our bodies need Vitamin C to form muscle and collagen, which assists in wound healing and keeping skin looking plump, firm and bright.
The catch is, Vitamin C is water soluble, which means it cannot be stored in the body for any length of time. So, even if you eat a Vitamin C-rich diet, there is no guarantee it will reach the skin.
The Many Skin Benefits of Using a Vitamin C Serum In Your Skincare Routine
Using a topically applied Vitamin C Serum is the most effective way to capitalise on the skin-boosting benefits of Vitamin C. As a potent antioxidant, Vitamin C protects skin from the free radical damage caused by unstable oxygen molecules and pollution that break down skin cells and cause premature ageing.
When we are young, Vitamin C levels in skin’s upper layers are naturally high, and gradually decline with age. Sun damage and pollution can speed up this process, leaving skin looking and feeling dull, uneven and less firm.
The good news is, using Vitamin C in your skincare can help prevent and even reverse damage, so skin looks and feels smoother and healthier.
Some of the Benefits of Using a Vitamin C Serum Include:
- Brightens the skin and creates a natural glow by fading pigmentation and smoothing the skin's surface to reduce dullness
- Decreases transepidermal water loss, so skin stays hydrated
- Reduces inflammation to combat redness and even out the skin tone
- Fades hyperpigmentation by controlling melanin production to fade sunspots, dark spots, and melasma
- Reduces the appearance of dark under-eye circles by plumping and hydrating the under-eye area
- Increases collagen production to boost skin elasticity
- Protects against future sun damage
Research shows that when used over time, topical Vitamin C builds up in skin to boost UV protection.
Some Vitamin C Products are Better Than Others
Vitamin C is a highly unstable molecule that is notoriously difficult to formulate. That’s why it’s important to know what to look for when buying skincare.
The source of the Vitamin C a product uses, its concentration and its delivery system will dictate how effective that product is.
Mx Cosmecutical Serum Vitamin C+ is formulated using a lipid-soluble compound that allows ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to easily enter the cell membrane. Once inside the skin cell, ascorbic acid boosts elastin and collagen production, and controls melanin production, to improve the look and feel of skin.
Once ascorbic acid is applied to skin, it is immediately absorbed, cannot be washed off, and stays on the skin for up to 72 hours - so it will also give your sunscreen a boost.
For noticeable results, choose a Vitamin C-based serum, scientifically formulated to penetrate the deeper layers to energise skin at a cellular level.
Is Vitamin C Safe for Sensitive Skin?
Like most skincare products, when used properly, Vitamin C can help soothe and protect all skin types, including sensitive skin.
However, if used incorrectly, Vitamin C can cause skin irritation. This is why it's particularly important to choose the best Vitamin C Serum.
Ascorbic acid, like that found in Mx Skincare Serum Vitamin C+, is the purest and most beneficial form of Vitamin C, and the benefits it has for the skin are well documented.
The Best Way to Use Vitamin C in Skincare Routines
In the morning, after cleansing, apply Vitamin C as your first layer of sun defence, and to fight free radicals during the day. Once the serum has soaked in, layer on moisturiser, eye cream and finally, sunscreen.
Since Vitamin C is suitable for all skin types, making it part of your daily skincare regime will reap visible rewards.
Rest assured that Vitamin C is safe to use with other active ingredients, such as retinols (Vitamin A), alpha hydroxy acids, and sunscreen.
Vitamin C can also be applied at night, to aid in skin repair.
Can Vitamin C Be Used Alongside Hyaluronic Acid
Each has an array of benefits including skin brightening, evening skin tone, aiding acne prone skin, reducing the appearance of acne scars, maintaining the skin barrier, fighting dark spots, and the list goes on!
But can they be used together?
Not only is it safe to use a Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, using them in combination with one another creates a more potent formula that can help create a more effective skincare routine.
So bust out the Vitamin C Serum and Hyaluronic Acid treatment and give your skin the glow it deserves!
Check out the incredible Mx Skincare Hydrating Masque+ containing Hyaluronic Acid.
The Key to a Brighter, Glowing Skin Tone
Vitamin C Serum should be taking a leading role in your skincare regime. Whether you're looking to even your skin tone, combat dull skin, or are chasing that gorgeous skin glow, Vitamin C plays an integral part in all of that and so much more.
And the right Vitamin C Serum will be effective while still being gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
Now that's something to brighten up about!