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What Is the Difference Between Vitamin C Vs Hyaluronic Acid?

December 19, 2017

(Hot Tip- they actually go hand in hand!) 

 Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C are both renowned as must-have ‘it’ ingredients to combat the signs of aging. They are often combined in serums, creating the best products for achieving a more youthful, glowing complexion. 

So why do beauty editors wax lyrical about Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C in skin care products? What’s so special about them anyway? We’re here to break it down for you once and for all, showing you how and why you should incorporate both these ingredients into your skin care routine!   

Hyaluronic Acid Explained

Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring component within our bodies and is present in our skin cells. Unlike its name-sake, it’s actually a humectant, and not acidic at all. Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water, HA binds moisture to the skin, helping it look plump and healthy. As you age, natural Hyaluronic Acid levels in your skin begin to decline, and may contribute to dry skin, and a loss of elasticity and firmness. 

What Are the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid?

A 100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum can boost your skin’s natural moisture factor (NMF) and help smooth out the look of wrinkles and fine lines. As a water-based product it can also be combined with a moisturizer to help retain moisture and fortify the skin’s moisture barrier. 

Not only does this super ingredient provide obvious benefits for plumping the skin, it also helps deliver ingredients into the skin for optimal results.  For Dry climates, it is important to seal HA into the skin by applying a facial oil, such as Squalane Oil, to avoid the moisture being pulled away from the skin into the air.

Vitamin C Explained

As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C plays a vital role in the production of collagen synthesis and protecting your skin from free radicals and UV rays. It is also great for acne-prone skin, helping to heal acne scars and rebuild healthy skin. 

Our Vitamin C + Ferulic Acid provides a 20% concentration of L-ascorbic acid, a highly effective skin anti-oxidant and collagen builder. Enhanced with Vitamin E & Ferulic Acid, this serum is a great pick me up for dull, discolored, and stressed skin, while providing 24/7 protection against environmental pollutants.

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin C?

For sensitive or oily skin types, try Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum, which includes a 5% derivative of Vitamin C called magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, a 1% concentration of Matrixyl®️ 3000 and 1% concentration of Hyaluronic Acid, making it the best Vitamin C serum for oily skin. This super hydra-boosting serum brightens skin with essential anti-aging ingredients to boost collagen production, replenishing skin volume and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. 

With its lower pH levels, (it actually is quite acidic!) Vitamin C is an excellent active ingredient that absorbs readily into the skin, and can be used daily, both morning and night, to clarify and brighten skin.  

Hyaluronic Acid vs. Vitamin C

Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C complement each other and help contribute to a beautiful, glowing complexion.  It is no wonder that some of the best moisturizing products for healthy skin typically include both these ingredients in their formulations! 


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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