The Breakdown on Vitamin C- Holy Grail Skincare Ingredient

Whether you incorporate it in your diet as a supplement or apply it on your skin, the benefits of vitamin C a.ka Ascorbic Acid is endless with research proven benefits.

While intake of vitamin C can boost our body’s immunity and ward off common cold, bleeding gums and disease and also promote glowing skin.

Topical Application of Vitamin C is known to be 20 times more effective in keeping skin glowing and radiant.From fading dark spots, blemishes and  pigmentation, stimulating collagen production, preventing premature aging by fighting free radical damage and maintaining a firm and youthful skin.We’ve used it, we’ve loved it and we can’t stop raving about it and that is one reason why you see so many vitamin C listed on our site, to ensure no one, even the most sensitive skin types misses out on the perks of using this potent ingredient.

We know it gets a little confusing if you are a newbie to skincare and especially when there’s too many options to chose from.So here we breakdown the vitamin C to help you understand.

If you’ve never used vitamin C before or if you have sensitive skin, it’s best to start with a low concentration and slowly work your way to higher concentration once your skin gets accustomed to the ingredient.

HOW TO ADD VITAMIN C TO YOUR ROUTINE:

Vitamin C is great for just anyone who wants to maintain a good, healthy and glowing complexion.Vitamin C being an acid is preferable used only at night especially if it has a higher concentration as it makes the skin photosensitive. The most effective way to use vitamin C serum is by applying it to clean skin after toner step and before your moisturiser.

If you have sensitive skin or is a newbie to vitamin C start with a low concentration like the Klairs freshly juiced vitamin drop that features 5% vitamins C and centella Asiatica along with brocolli extract that soothes and calms irritated skin and also does a good job at brightening and fading dark spots and gentle enough for everyday use. It has a little bit of oily texture when applied but gets absorbed after a few seconds. A slight warming sensation may be felt upon application which is absolutely normal; gently place your palms on the skin for a few seconds to allow maximum absorption.

Summers in India can be pretty harsh and even though it can be used during the day, you need to wear sunscreen and ensure maximum protection from direct sunlight.

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop

The Jumiso All Day Brightening and Balancing serum is another great option for beginners or sensitive skin type or anyone who wants to maintain a healthy glowing complexion.  Althought this serum is not a Vitamin C, it has a whopping 86.14% of Seabuck thorn or vitamin tree extract as it is known. Seabuck thorn is known to contain 12 times more vitamin C of Oranges,it is rich in Vitamin A,B,C,D,E,K,carotenes,omega  and essential fatty acid making this serum a potent serum at brightening and balancing skin tone.The texture is light weight and easily absorbs into the skin  without any sort of skin irritation or skin heating  unlike vitamin C and is safe for use both for a.m and p.m routine.

Jumiso All Day Brightening and Balancing Serum
Jumiso All Day Brightening and Balancing Serum

The Somebymi Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum has 75% galactomyces ferment extract which is known to be a potent anti-aging and brightening ingredient, plus an additional 1% ascorbic acid and 10 multivitamin from plant source works wonders and helps fade acne scars, blemishes, improves finelines and keeps your skin brighter, bouncier and radiant.This serum is slightly brown to caramel textured however somebymi representative clarified that the change in color does not change its effectiveness.

As this serum has a very low Vitamin C content this serum can be incorporated both for a.m and p.m routine.

Somebymi Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum
Somebymi Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum

If you want something more potent, the By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Serum formulated with a powerful combination of 70% seabuckthorn extract and   21.5% of ascorbic acid/Vitamin C  makes this serum  a superpower formulation for  fading hyperpigmentation,spots etc. However, first time users or sensitive skin types may experience tingling sensation when applied which is normal, gently place and press your palms on your face to soothe irritation. You can use it once or twice a week and slowly increase usage.It’s absolutely safe enough to be used every night.

As it has a high concentration of Ascorbic acid, this serum is only recommended for your p.m routine.

By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Serum
By Wishtrend Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Serum

Looking for an everyday serum to boost the antioxidant level and maintain healthy skin? The goodal green tangerine serum contains 70%  green tangerine extract which is stable against light and non-irritating. Combined with arbutin (natural skin brightener) and niacinamide (vitamin B), the Vita C serum work to provide long-lasting hydration and a brighter, more even skin tone.

Great for all skin types, including sensitive.

Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum
Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum

Is it safe to use vitamin C during pregnancy?

Vitamin C based products are safe for use during pregnancy but you may want to keep a check on ingredient list of the product you are using to be on the safer side.

The above listed products are all clean beauty without any hazardous or toxic ingredient.

 

Do’s and Dont’s of Vitamin C:
1) Vitamin C products are best used during the evenings rather than the mornings as it makes the skin photosensitive.
2) Follow up with sunscreen when used during the day.
3) First time users may experience a minor tingling.
*This is normal process due to the difference of pH levels in the skin and the vitamin C. It is absolutely safe to use.
4. Last but not the least, we recommend not to use Vitamin C with other products that have exfoliating ingredients such as retinol, AHA, BHA etc at the same application.

By Toina kinimi

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