October 07, 2020
If there was a celebrity list for serums, there’s no doubt that Vitamin C would be an A lister. Everyone is talking about Vitamin C these days with good reason; applying Vitamin C onto your skin in a serum form is one of the most effective ways of soaking up all its goodness. The list of benefits run the gauntlet for everything that anyone could ever want in a serum:
Yes! Apply Vitamin C Serum in the Morning:
Turns out a glass of orange juice, along with 2-3 drops of Vitamin C serum for your face is a great way to start the day and get your morning glow-on! Vitamin CEF is best for daytime use with its high concentration of L-ascorbic acid to ward off the effects of the sun and other environmental stressors. In addition, applying a potent serum like 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid, may actually boost your sunscreen protection. According to the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, while it’s not recommended that Vitamin C should actually replace sunscreen, applying topical Vitamin C can boost your protection against sun damage, especially when Vitamin C is combined with these two additional antioxidants, Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E.
But Not all Vitamin C Serums are Equal:
A skincare regimen that includes Vitamin C serum can help fight the effects of aging and give your skin a vibrant glow. L-Ascorbic Acid is the most pure, potent and easily absorbed by the skin, but it is also the least stable form of Vitamin C and can cause irritation for sensitive skin.
For the highest efficiency and longest shelf-life look for the following when it comes to using a Vitamin C serum with L-Ascorbic Acid:
It’s Complicated- Applying a Vitamin C Serum at Night:
‘Beauty sleep’ is really a thing, since the body switches into recovery mode as you sleep, healing and repairing itself. This is a great time to nourish the skin more deeply, using active ingredient serums and rich moisturizers.
Yes, you can certainly use a Vitamin C serum at night, which helps avoid any sensitivity that it may cause by day. But its important to take your night-time skincare regime into consideration.
There are also many Vitamin C derivatives that are not as, but also more stable, such as Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate in the Timeless Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C serum. “The Essential”, HA and Vitamin C Serum, is less concentrated and is great for more sensitive or oily skin since it does not contain Vitamin E. It’s also great if you want to use more than 1 active ingredient serum in the same skin care regimen, especially at night.
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