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W-hat is this?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant typically found in citrus fruits. Antioxidants are very important because they fight harmful free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can cause aging by damaging cells. Vitamin C can help combat these free radicals and help improve the skin’s overall appearance.

H-ow does it work?

By combating these free radicals, Vitamin C can help slow skin aging, prevent sun damage, skin texture and help with the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and acne. Vitamin C will also help with protecting the skin from UV rays when used with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Vitamin C can also help reduce inflammation in the skin as well. This is excellence for those with acne to help reduce some of the redness and acne lesion on the skin.

When searching for a Vitamin C serum it is important to look for the active form of Vitamin C, such as L-ascorbic acid. Try to find 10%-20% L-ascorbic acid. Vitamin C can be hard to stabilize, so try to find one that is formulated at a low pH level and/or with Vitamin E. Also look for Vitamin C serum that is in a dark bottle, ironically Vitamin C is not a big fan of air or light so this dark bottle help preserve it and always make sure to close the bottle.

Y- “WHY” is it important for you?

Vitamin C is something that can easily be added in your daily skincare routine that packs a big punch in improving your overall skin health! Vitamin C can help reduce wrinkles, increase collagen production, reduce inflammation in the skin, help protect against sun damage, help reduce hyperpigmentation, even skin tone, help brighten your complexion and help protect against free radical damage. Vitamin C can be applied in the morning and the evening after cleansing the skin and before your moisturizer and sunscreen.