Just as a glass of good old fashioned orange juice can be a great start to the day, a vitamin C serum for your face can serve as the first line of defense for improved skin.
As an antioxidant, vitamin C neutralizes the free radicals or unstable molecules that attack the healthy skin cells. Due to exposure to the damaging effects of the outside elements, an effective vitamin C serum for the face, neck, upper chest and even the back of the hands, is ideal.
Similar to exfoliants that help to lift off dead skin cells, vitamin C serums promote cell turnover for an unveiling of new skin cells) which is a major factor in how our skin looks and feels. L-ascorbic acid is the purest and most potent form of vitamin C and is found in our 20% Vitamin C+E Ferulic Acid Serum. For more sensitive or oil-prone skin types, our Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum has 5% formulation of vitamin C known as magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C is gentle enough for the areas of the eyes before applying a Timeless Skin Care Eye Cream.
As a side effect, it is common to experience some redness, reactive skin and even tiny red bumps when using a highly concentrated vitamin C serum. Allow time for your skin to acclimate to the concentration (10% or 20%) and opt to use less frequently until your skin gets used to it. Know your skin and choose the right formulation that is best for you. When in doubt, start with a less concentrated Vitamin C serum and work your way up to the higher concentrations.
Recommended Product Usage
Vitamin C+E with Ferulic Acid Serum - AM or PM - if skin is sun sensitive, use in the PM to help build up your skin’s daily defense1. Apply serum to clean skin
2. Using the fingertips, pat onto areas of the face, neck, upper chest as well as back of hands (avoid the thin areas surrounding the eyes)
3. Allow for serum to completely absorb into the skin before applying the next step.
4. Finish with moisturizer and SPF for the day
Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C - AM/PM - This gentler formula of vitamin C should be applied 2x’s per day for best results
In choosing a vitamin C formulation best suited to your skin type, you too, can enjoy the cell turnover and collagen inducing benefits of vitamin C with similar results as an intense exfoliation.