Brighten Up: Why You Need a Vitamin C Serum in Your Life
Dull skin got you down? Sun damage have you in a spin? 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.
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 Benefits of Using a Vitamin C Serum in Your Skincare Routine
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.
Why You Should be Using a Vitamin C Serum
Research shows that when used over time, topical Vitamin C not only builds up in skin to boost UV protection, but can also:
* Brighten the skin and creates a natural glow by fading pigmentation and smoothing the skin's surface to reduce dullness
* Decrease transepidermal water loss, so skin stays hydrated
* Reduce inflammation to combat redness and even out the skin tone
* Fade hyperpigmentation by controlling melanin production to fade sunspots, dark spots, and melasma
* Reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles by plumping and hydrating the under-eye area
* Increase collagen production to boost skin elasticity
Protects against future sun damage
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.
The Vitamin C active ingredient THD Ascorbate, like that found in Mx Cosmeceutical Skincare Serum Vitamin C+ is the purest and most beneficial form of Vitamin C, and perfect for sensitive skin.
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, like the Mx Cosmecutical Serum Vitamin C +.
One More Thing: Can Vitamin C Be Used Alongside Hyaluronic Acid?
Both these active ingredients have 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.