We all know the importance of getting a healthy amount of vitamin C each day, whether through the food we eat or through supplements. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that strengthens the body’s natural defences against chronic diseases and protects our cognitive abilities as we age.
Health benefits aside, did you know that topical skincare products that contain vitamin C— especially vitamin C serums—are adept at treating a host of skin issues? Regular application of vitamin C serums not only reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but also brightens the skin and repairs the damage caused by environmental aggressors.
What is a vitamin C serum and what does it do?
Serums are skincare products that are applied to the skin after cleansing and toning and before moisturizing. Lighter in consistency and thinner than moisturizers, serums are formulated to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, making them particularly effective.
The regular application of an antioxidant-rich vitamin C serum results in a more youthful and glowing complexion. It also repairs the damage caused by acne, the environment, and sun exposure.
Want to learn more? Here are the main benefits of applying a vitamin C serum:
- Encourages collagen production.
Collagen is a naturally occurring structural protein that holds cells together, strengthens skin, and promotes skin elasticity. Unfortunately, our bodies’ ability to produce collagen is depleted as we age, resulting in wrinkled and sagging skin. Vitamin C serums are known to stimulate collagen production. This not only helps soften and fill in existing fine lines and wrinkles, but also helps prevent new ones from forming.
- Treats hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation—which can take the form of acne scars, sun spots, age spots, and melasma—occurs when melanin is overproduced in certain parts of the skin. The topical application of vitamin C serums is known to inhibit the tyrosinase enzyme and melanin production. This can help brighten dark spots on the face, leading to a more even-toned complexion.
- Clears up acne, acne scarring, and redness.
Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties, giving it the ability to clear up acne, acne scars, and the redness associated with it. What’s more, the regular application of a vitamin C serum can improve the skin’s texture, visibly refining acne scars and resulting in a smoother, blemish-free complexion.
- Protects against sun damage.
Vitamin C serums can safeguard your skin from the sun’s punishing UV rays, especially UVA and UVB. Vitamin C is a rich antioxidant that naturally strengthens the skin and repels elements that could damage it, including pollution, smoke, and ultraviolet light. While vitamin C serums should never be considered an alternative to wearing sunscreen, when combined with regular sunscreen application, it can readily protect your skin from sun damage.
- Reduces under-eye circles and puffiness.
Topical vitamin C serums have brightening properties, and regular application can revive and brighten the dullest of complexions. That being said, vitamin C serums can help alleviate the discoloration associated with under-eye circles.
These serums can help reduce puffiness in the under-eye area and other parts of the face, making them a great topical application if you wake up with extra prominent eye bags or a puffy visage.
- Accelerates healing.
Aside from protecting your skin from sun damage, vitamin C serums can also accelerate the healing of sun burns. Applying some after getting toasted will provide relief from itching, burning, and other symptoms associated with sun burn.
Want a healthier and more youthful complexion? Consider incorporating Wildleaf’s Vitamin C Serum into your skincare routine.
Wildleaf’s Vitamin C Serum utilizes the most effective skin rejuvenating ingredients to form a highly concentrated antioxidant formula. This formula protects and brightens the skin, and repairs the damage caused by acne, environmental aggressors, and sun exposure.
Our Vitamin C Serum boosts collagen production, reduces wrinkles and acne scarring, and eliminates hyperpigmentation. Moreover, applying the Vitamin C Serum topically to the skin can prevent and fade dark spots due to the serum’s melanin suppressing properties.
By applying the Vitamin C Serum to your face and neck twice a day as part of a regular skincare regimen, you’ll prevent skin oxidation and lessen the damage caused by free radical activity. Your skin will look brighter and fresher, and you’ll enjoy a carefree, youthful glow.