– By DermaGlo
Many skin care products get their 15 minutes of fame before getting pushed to the back of your drawer, but the vitamin C serum is here to stay. The reason for that? Because Vitamin C serum does exactly what it says on the box. Vitamin C is a very popular ingredient in skin care products: it is a free-radical fighter and helps your skin to produce collagen naturally. This is because the serum from vitamin C has a very high concentration of L-ascorbic acid and also two major advantages over moisturizers: rapid absorption and deep penetration. These two traits create a distinctive characteristic of C Serums and their ability to produce results in less time than other products.
But before you run to your nearest store to buy a Vitamin C Serum, here is what you need to ask: What is the best vitamin C Serum? What is the best percentage to use?
When starting out with a vitamin C product, it’s a good idea to gradually increase usage by starting off with a serum that has a lower L-ascorbic acid concentration. You can start with 10% concentration, and as your skin gets used to it, you can increase to a serum that has a concentration in the 15-20% range. But the most important thing to consider when purchasing a skin care product is the quality. Vitamin C Serums only work properly & effectively if they are professional grade, made of good quality ingredients.
What do Vitamin C Serums do?
- They Act as an antioxidant – The process of oxidation damages the skin cells. Vitamin C serums are rich in anti-oxidants that repair and renew the cells and give the skin a healthier look.
- They Help produce collagen – Collagen binds the cells of our body. Vitamin C serum stimulates the synthesis of collagen in the skin which will give you a tighter, firmer and less sagged feel. It is a good first-step solution to treat the onset of wrinkles.
- They Restore and regenerate – Vitamin C attacks the free radicals in your body and does some hardcore damage management. If you have any acne scars left from your previous breakout, you’ll find them fading with regular application.
- They Protect you from the sun – Getting overexposed to the sun can cause hyper-pigmentation and sun spotting. A vitamin C serum will counteract any harmful effect of the sun and also decrease the chances of skin cancer by thickening the dermis layer. But it is important to note that a vitamin c serum cannot replace your good quality sunscreen. A sunscreen provides the much needed SPF protection by shielding the outer layer of the skin while the vitamin c serum acts as a sun barrier from within the skin. You should apply the sunscreen as well as the vitamin C serum before going outside for prolonged periods of time.
If you would like to know what is the most suitable product for your skin, please BOOK A COMPLIMENTARY Skin Analysis with one of DermaGlo’s Skin Specialists.