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Does Vitamin C Really Exfoliate My Skin?

November 16, 2020

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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 healthier skin.

As an antioxidant, vitamin C neutralizes the free radicals or unstable molecules that attack the healthy skin cells.  As early as in your twenties when there is more 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.  

Unlike exfoliants that by way of a chemical or physical process sloughs off dead skin cells, vitamin C serums promote healthy cell turnover (production 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 with Ferulic Acid SerumFor more sensitive or oil-prone skin types, our Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C has 5% formulation of vitamin C known as magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.  Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C is even gentle enough for the areas of the eyes before applying a Timeless 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 this acid and opt to use less pumps until your skin gets used to it.  Yes, know your skin and choose the right formulation that is best for you.

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 defense

1. 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 moisture 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

    1. Apply serum to clean skin
    2. Using the fingertips, pat onto areas of the face, neck, upper chest as well as back of hands (gentle enough for the thin areas surrounding the eyes)
    3. Follow with moisturizer and SPF for the day or evening moisturizer for night

     

    The takeaway is, you too, can enjoy the benefits of a vitamin C serum without an uncomfortable reaction or exfoliation.  Vitamin C serum to the rescue! 


    DISCLAIMER: The information on our blogs has been compiled from published sources and the experience of the Timeless Skin Care team. The blogs are  not intended to diagnose or treat a medical condition or to address every skin type or  condition. While reasonable effort is made to publish reliable and up to date information, Timeless Skin Care cannot predict how a skin care regimen will affect every individual user. Timeless does not guarantee any specific outcomes or the accuracy of all information presented and accepts no liability in respect of any omission or error. If you are uncertain about possible sensitivity when using Timeless Skin Care products, please do a patch test before use. If you have any skin concerns, please talk to your physician or consult a dermatologist.





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