Vitamin C

Ingredient Overview

Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is particularly important for maintaining healthy-looking skin. Its key function is to help the body’s natural collagen synthesis and reduce skin inflammation and irregular pigmentation.
The body cannot produce vitamin C on its own and very little vitamin C ever makes it to the skin from our diet, and this is why so important to apply products with the ingredient to your skin.
There are two types of vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid, and Vitamin C derivatives such as sodium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl glucoside, and ethyl ascorbic acid. L-ascorbic acid is the active form of vitamin C and the most potent type for the skin.

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Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to prevent skin damage from environmental factors that create free radicals such as UV rays and pollution. It helps the natural regeneration process in your skin to the recovery of damaged skin cells and visibly brighten your skin.

Regular use of vitamin C promotes collagen production, which can lead to more youthful looking skin. It can also play a part in slowing down the visible signs of aging by improving the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots and leaving your skin with a healthy, vibrant glow.

Another benefit of vitamin C is to inhibit melanin production in the skin, which helps to even out skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and repair damage from sun exposure.

Directions of Use

The best form of vitamin C product to use is serum because it works more effectively. Apply vitamin C serum in the mornings before applying moisturizer and sunscreen. Vitamin C takes time to start working, even with daily use and you may start to notice a difference in your skin after using the product from six to eight weeks.


There are plenty of vitamin C products available on the market. Here is a couple of products that Beauty Buddies find useful for their skin. If you have a vitamin C product that you can’t live without why not download the Beauty Buddy app and leave a review on Beauty Buddy. We’d love to hear what you have to say!

NIP+FAB Retinol Fix Tonic
The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

There are plenty more reviews on these and other products in Beauty Buddy. 

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