Vitamin C in Cosmetics

Vitamin C in Cosmeticsa

Today I want to focus on my favourite ingredient in the cosmetics I use. That's Vitamin C. I know, you may associate it with lemons and oranges and all the health benefits. But that's not the only beneficial thing about it. 
I like adding vitamin C to my water when I'm feeling under the weather. It helps a lot!

But now let us see what it is used for in cosmetics. 

Vitamin C in Cosmetics

Clear vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid is the most important vitamin C derivative used in the cosmetic industry. It’s an active ingredient which gets absorbed quickly into the skin and creates a protective shield that resists the effects of free radicals, toxins, and sunlight. Natural vitamin C can be found in the fruit of many plants (citruses, rosehips, or broccoli) and the beauty industry also uses its synthetic form. Ascorbic acid is an unstable matter and it’s only the modern technology that succeeded at making it stable, which is why this ingredient is considered a rediscovered natural wonder.

Actually, it's really amazing what vitamin C does in cosmetics. When applied topically it can help revitalize your skin, help slow early skin ageing, prevent sun damage (yes we want that!), and improve the appearance of dark spots, acne and wrinkles.

Vitamin C in Cosmeticsa

I remember when I first tried vitamin C serum. I didn't have high hopes for it but I was hoping for the best. And in a month or so, I noticed drastic improvements in my skin. It was softer, acne marks were almost gone, and my acne got better. I couldn't believe it. I mean just one particular ingredient and such a drastic change? 

Vitamin C in Cosmeticsa

Missha Airy Fit Lemon

I always loved sheet masks and this lemon sheet mask is no different! I am a fan of the design on the packaging (feels fresh), but the best thing about it is the citrus extract that helps brighter acne spots.

Missha Airy Fit Sheet Mask Lemon formulated with lemon extract to provide luminosity to the face and improve the skin tone. Its ultra thin film guarantees high adhesion, helping active ingredients penetrate more easily to the deepest layer of the skin for intensive care. Treats skin with lack of light, provides hydration and nourishes in depth. 

Vitamin C in Cosmeticsa

I think that preventive measures are even more important than trying to fix something when the damage is already done. That's why using sunscreen daily is the best habit you could ever have.

I felt that I got the most out of vitamin C when I use it before my daily sunscreen in a serum. 
But luckily some companies heard us and now we don't have to apply a vitamin C serum before our sunscreen because there's vitamin C already in it! 

One of such products is the Neutrogena Bright Boost Fluid. 

Vitamin C in Cosmeticsa

Neutrogena Bright Boost Radiance Fluid SPF 30

Brighten up your dull skin and protect it from harmful sunlight. Neutrogena Bright Boost brightening fluid with Neoglucosamine® promotes the renewal and luminosity of your skin, protects it and prevents ageing. The light formula is great for any skin type, making your complexion more unified and giving it a healthy, radiant appearance.

This is practically a 3-in-1 product that helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays with skin regeneration and brightening

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Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm

If you're looking for something that does the work for you while it also serves as makeup - you're in luck. Super + Bablesh balm does exactly that! 

Discover the secrets of Korean beauty firsthand. The Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm 
 BB cream stands out from the rest with its triple effect. It evens out your skin tone, provides sun protection and regulates sebum production, leaving your complexion clean and fresh. Formulated with active ingredients, it fights against hyperpigmentation, protects against oxygen radicals and erases wrinkles. Your skin will look younger day by day.


As you can see there are several options when it comes to products with C vitamin as their ingredient. 
I prefer using it in any form but I'm the most consistent in using it before/in a sunscreen. For me, it's a game-changer for my skin tone and imperfections.

Which product is your favourite among all the available ones with vitamin C? Let me know in the comments below.

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