I’m a huge fan of vitamin C in skincare. There is no other ingredient that made such an impact on my skin right away. If your skin looks tired and dull, make sure to include vitamin C products in your routine. I suggest using a moisturizer or a serum. Worth noting though, face serums tend to have a higher concentration of potent ingredients and can really make a huge difference for your skin, and much faster!
Vitamin C - What is it good for?
Vitamin C is the most potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radical damage and protects the skin against UV light and environmental aggressors. It also lessens the abnormal production of pigmentation to even skin tone and fades dark spots.
- Brightens the skin
- Improves the appearance of fine lines
- Enhances skin tone and color
Vitamin C skincare - results
- Summer skin all year long. Think glowy, smooth, and hydrated skin
Is all Vitamin C the same?
At Maliya we created a serum - Antioxidant Citrus Serum - with ingredients that work for any skin type. Opting in for the less active type of vitamin C (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) therefore non-irritating one, helped us create a product that can be used even for sensitive skin.
Tip → If you have sensitive skin you should avoid l-ascorbic acid in your beauty products (a type of vitamin C). It is a potent ingredient but can be irritating. Also, any product with l-ascorbic acid needs to be kept in a dark place and used fairly quickly. This type of vitamin C is quite unstable. It can oxidize and lose all its properties.
When should I use Vitamin C products in my daily routine?
It's a must-have in the morning! When we leave the house, our skin is exposed to UV rays, and pollution, which can cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress leaves your skin feeling thinner, and less healthy all around. Think dry and dull...
I recommend using it at least once a day, ideally in the morning after toning. When choosing vitamin C serum or moisturizer look for a formula that contains other antioxidants, especially vitamin E for the enhanced results.
How often should I use Vitamin C beauty products?
Start slowly. To keep skin happy, take a gradual approach when adding vitamin C to your daily routine. It’s important to start slowly when incorporating a new product into your skincare regimen. Start 2-3 times a week and work your way up to daily use.
Always use sunscreen in the morning before you leave the house. Vitamin C and sunscreen together work as double protection from UV rays.