Vitamin C is a powerful ingredient that can supercharge your skincare routine.
This super hero product can boost collagen production, brighten pigmentation and help reduce the signs of ageing, but the average person may feel a little overwhelmed with all the information available on this magical ingredient.
So, let us break it down for you to help de-mystify what’s used in skincare, so that you know what to look for in your next purchase.
If you find a product containing Ascorbic Acid, the key thing you need to remember is that whilst it’s well tolerated by most skin types, it should be avoided by those with a sensitive skin profile.
Also providing great complexion – boosting benefits is Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate. Great for all skin profiles, including sensitive skin.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is one of the most hydrating forms of Vitamin C. It has anti-inflammatory properties which means it can soothe skin irritations. Great for acne-prone skin types.
Sodium Ascorbate is the purest form of vitamin C. When applied to skin, it may be less potent than that of ascorbic acid, but it’s also less irritating.
Calcium Ascorbate has great skin-hydrating effects, and is non-irritating.
Ascorbyl Palmitate is a vitamin c derivative and is great for sensitive skin types, as well as skin brightening.
Products containing Vitamin C have become very popular, resulting in an explosion of great products. It’s definitely a beauty must-have, but to truly boost your anti-aging and brightening efforts, make sure you do your homework to understand what will work best for your skin type.
Products we recommend:
Janssen Cosmetics Vitaforce C Cream & Vitaforce C Complex
Inspira Cosmetics Vitamin C Booster Pearls
The information in this article is for educational use only, and not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be used as such.