Vitamin C is a star active ingredient, renowned for its many advantages and notably for its powerful anti-fatigue action and its beneficial effect on the skin. Read on to discover the benefits of Vitamin C for skin, how it works and the best way to store and apply your Vitamin C serum.
Vitamin C has been the subject of many studies. It is an active ingredient whose efficacy has been clearly established in terms of stimulating collagen production, delivering anti-ageing action and boosting your skin’s radiance. It is also one of the favourite active ingredients of aesthetic doctors and dermatologists.
WHAT IS VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, naturally found in citrus fruit and leafy greens. When applied topically, Vitamin C helps to protect the skin from free radicals and external stressors, encouraging collagen and elastin production for youthful-looking skin with improved tone. This powerhouse ingredient helps to fade dark marks and may even reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation re-occurring with regular use.
WHO NEEDS VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C in skincare benefits those looking to improve radiance and brighten dull skin.
All skin types can benefit from incorporating this ingredient into their skincare routine, but those looking to even out skin tone, reduce discolouration and improve firmness will likely experience the most benefits.
WHAT DOES VITAMIN C DO?
A RADIANCE BOOSTER FOR YOUR SKIN
Vitamin C offers a burst of freshness to your complexion. Its goal? To smooth your skin texture and reveal a more luminous complexion. This radiance-revealing action is all the more visible on skin subject to pollution or lack of sleep, as well as the skin of smokers. Vitamin C guarantees a healthy glow effect in all circumstances.
In addition to giving a boost to your complexion, Vitamin C acts against skin ageing. It helps stimulate collagen production, which ensures the skin’s firmness and elasticity. It also diminishes melanin production, at the origin of dark spots on the skin.
Finally, pure Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant active ingredient that helps neutralize free radicals caused by oxidative stress. Generally speaking, oxidative stress includes forms of stress linked to pollution, UV rays, anxiety and lifestyle habits, e.g., lack of sleep, smoking, alcohol and even sport. It is responsible for 80% of skin ageing and creates free radicals in the body, which lead to premature skin ageing.
The human body does not synthesise Vitamin C, as it does with other active ingredients, such as Vitamin D and hyaluronic acid. To provide the body with this vitamin, you must ingest it in the form of a dietary supplement or certain fruits and vegetables. Another way to deliver an intense shot of Vitamin C? By applying it to the skin with our C-RECOVER serum, concentrated with pure Vitamin C.
C-RECOVER, THE RADIANCE-REVEALING ANTI-AGEING FACIAL SERUM
Filorga’s best brightening serum yet, the C-RECOVER serum contains 8% pure Vitamin C, which acts on your skin’s radiance and boosts collagen production. It is effective on all skin types: oily, normal, dry and very dry. This brightening serum also contains NCEF and hydrating active ingredients to moisturise and replenish skin.
HOW TO APPLY VITAMIN C SERUM
Recommended as a three-week intensive treatment, apply the C-RECOVER serum twice a day, morning and night for brighter, firmer skin and a young-looking complexion.
As Vitamin C is such a potent ingredient, combining it with other active ingredients such as exfoliating acids and retinol can sometimes lead to irritation and redness. If you want to incorporate Vitamin C with another active ingredient in your routine, it is best to apply your Vitamin C skin care in the morning and follow up with your exfoliant or retinol at night.
HOW TO STORE VITAMIN C SKIN CARE
When a Vitamin C serum is exposed to the sunlight or air for a prolonged period of time, it can begin to break down and oxidise. When a Vitamin C serum oxidises, it darkens in colour and it’s overall efficacy is reduced. To prevent oxidisation, you should store your Vitamin C serum in a cool, dark space that won’t be prone to extreme temperature changes and always make sure to replace the lid carefully after use to minimise air exposure.