Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid, which is essential for collagen production, tissue repair and diminishing fine lines. It is also crucial for firm and bouncy skin.
What are the benefits of Vitamin C for your skin?
In one word: everything! Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It protects the skin from damage and repairs blemishes, hyperpigmentation and brown spots.
How to use Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is best applied daily as a serum at night and in the mornings — after cleansing and before applying moisturizer or sunscreen.
What is important to note is to never mix Vitamin C with Retinol or Niacinamide. If you want to use both, we suggest waiting an hour between applications.
What to look for in Vitamin C products?
In order to maximize the benefits of vitamin C combine it with other antioxidants. What works best is Vitamin B, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E & Ferulic acid to give you the best of anti-aging, skin brightening and protection against free radical damage.
Vitamin C is extremely oxidizing, meaning it breaks down easily when exposed to sunlight or air. Always check for expiration dates on your products. If the product smells sour or there is discoloration, it’s most likely breaking down and not fit to use.
Here are some of our favorite products for getting vitamin C into your skin care routine:
Holi (C) Refining Face Vitamins | Guanako Natural Beauty & Skin Care products | Organic and Natural Skin Care Products