It's no secret that Vitamin C is essential for overall health, but what about its benefits for skin? As it turns out, few ingredients work better at brightening, hydrating and promoting collagen production in your skin than this beneficial vitamin. Here, we'll discuss what you need to know about Vitamin C, and why you'll want to make it part of your skincare routine.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that your body doesn't manufacture. You can get your C vitamins from a diet of citrus fruits and other foods, but the best way is to get it topically from a skincare product that contains it as an ingredient.
There are three forms of this essential vitamin:
- L-ascorbic acid
- Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
Circcell's Vitamin C Ampoules, with L-ascorbic acid, are an excellent way to work this potent vitamin into your skincare regimen. All you need to do is mix one ampoule with your favorite Circcell oxygenating face serum. Then, apply the mixture to your face and neck 1-2 times daily.
The ampoules also contain slow-release vitamin E, which amps up the effectiveness of vit. C, as well as biopeptides that support collagen production.
Topical Vitamin C Benefits in a Skincare Routine
If you are wondering about topical vitamin C benefits, you’ll be happy to know that it boasts an impressive range of them. Let's take a closer look at each of the main benefits it imparts to your skin below.
A 2017 research review showed that ascorbic acid penetrates the skin deeper, allowing the ingredient to work its magic where it's needed the most. Once it penetrates the skin, vit. C can help it in a number of ways, including the ones we’ve listed here.
One of the main benefits of vitamin C for skin is that it acts as a brightening agent. It does this by helping to fade pigmentation by smoothing your skin's surface and impeding the production of melanin, the pigment that determines skin color. By doing so, it helps fade dullness and dark spots, giving you a brighter, youthful glow.
According to a 2013 review, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, a form of vitamin C, has been shown to have a hydrating effect. This action allows your skin to retain moisture better, giving you that dewy complexion you’ve always wanted.
Promotes Collagen Production
Vitamin C synthesizes collagen, the main structural protein found in your skin. As we get older, collagen production slows down, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. Therefore, vit. C helps keep your skin looking firm and plump.
Helps with Sun Damage
Of all the vitamin C skincare benefits on this list, this one may help you live longer. That’s because vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your skin from damage caused by the sun's UV rays, as well as pollution and other environmental stressors. In addition, it can help to repair the damage that has already been done.
The anti-inflammatory properties of ascorbic acid can help to tame red, irritated skin and puffiness. Also, if you suffer from rosacea, vit. C may be particularly beneficial, as it counteracts the dilated blood vessels believed to be behind the skin disorder.
Always Look for Good Vitamin C Packaging
Vitamin C, especially the L-ascorbic acid variety that is used in Circcell's Vitamin C Ampoules, is unstable. When it is exposed to light it breaks down.
That’s why it’s best to buy it from a company that packages it correctly. At Circcell, we protect the integrity and stability of Vit. C through our special ampoule structures.
Our ampoules contain the traditional L-ascorbate acid mentioned here, along with the other two forms Ascorbyl-6-palmitate and Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. All three varieties work together to provide immediate and long-lasting protection to your skin.
Additionally, the ampoules are biodegradable and made from an environmentally safe, vegetable-sourced material.
How to Use Vitamin C Ampoules and Serum
Now that you know about the benefits vit. C brings, you might be wondering if it's the best solution for your skin type. Circcell's Vitamin C Ampoules are gentle enough to be used for dry, sensitive, normal, combination and oily skin types.
Also, we have found our Vit. C ampoules are better suited for sensitive skin. That’s because ours is pH neutral instead of most of the forms of stable vitamin C that are acidic and irritating to sensitive skin.
However, if you have severely sensitive skin, it's good to do a patch test.
- Find a small place on your skin that is easy to conceal. Your forearm is a good place.
- Mix a small amount of serum and ampoules and apply it to the spot on your forearm. Wait 24 hours.
- If you don't experience any side effects, you can start using the products per the package's instructions. Stop using it if you have an allergic reaction (itching, rash, hives, etc.).
Additionally, vit. C is safe to use in conjunction with other skincare products like retinol, AHAs and sunscreen (it can actually increase the stability of sunscreen’s SPF). However, using it with niacinamide may make it less effective.
Reap the Rewards Vitamin C Can Bring Your Skin
Vitamin C is a potent ingredient that can brighten, hydrate and help improve the overall appearance of your skin. It's also gentle enough to be used on all skin types. If you're looking for an easy way to add vitamin C to your skincare routine, try incorporating Circcell's Vitamin C Ampoules into your skincare routine.Do you have more questions about how to incorporate vitamin C into your skincare routine? If so, you can reach out to us at (661) 429-3678. You can also email general inquiries to Info@circcell.com or contact our customer service team online. We're always happy to help!