Vitamin C is a “hall of fame" ingredient in skincare routines. It’s an oldie, but a goodie and remains one of the best anti-aging ingredients to date. Amid the latest skincare bandwagons (squalene, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid – to name a few), you may have forgotten the benefits of vitamin C for your skin. We’re here to remind you of its status with our top three reasons everyone should include a vitamin C serum in their skincare routine.
Promotes Collagen Production
The necessity of vitamin C for collagen synthesis has been well known and studied for years. Both topical and oral vitamin C products can promote skin health and benefit skin cells, protecting it against photodamage, signs of aging, and much more. This powerful antioxidant is found in numerous anti-aging products because it’s vital in the production of collagen, a natural protein and one of the building blocks for healthy, plump skin.
Vitamin C is important because it also works internally, triggering the body to produce more collagen, which depletes as we get older. While we also recommend eating foods high in this antioxidant, you shouldn’t neglect it as a topical treatment in your skincare routine.
Brightens Skin Complexion
Who doesn’t want bright, glowing skin? This is especially true for people who struggle with hyperpigmentation, a condition that is characterized by the darkening of the skin’s natural complexion. This is a common occurrence as we age, often materializing in the form of age spots. It can also occur due to sun exposure and is more susceptible among people with darker skin tones, due to their higher concentration of melanin production. Vitamin C is effective for dark spots because it decreases the melanin that pigment cells create, thus reducing pigmentation.
Reduces Under Eye Circles
Anyone over the age of 25 has likely experienced raccoon eyes, also known as periorbital ecchymosis. This is when the skin under your eyes becomes significantly darker than the rest of your skin.
There are many causes of dark under-eyes and with them, many solutions. For example, a lack of sleep is a common cause with a very simple solution: sleep better.
However, when aging or genetics cause dark circles, the solutions become scarcer and less obvious. As a result, vitamin C serums slowly gained their claim to fame, becoming one of the best ingredients to get rid of under-eye circles. The skin underneath your eyes is the most delicate skin on your face. Vitamin C serums can thicken your skin, which prevents and conceals discoloration. People also use it under the eyes for its ability to boost collagen and brighten darkened skin.
Steer Clear of Overpriced Serums
Unfortunately, most vitamin C serums are pricey and over-hyped. What’s more, they aren’t packed with supportive ingredients that promote the effects of vitamin C - and vice versa. For this reason, we recommend the Hyaluronic Anti-Aging Acid Serum by Routine 10. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, Aloe Vera, and vitamin C, you get the best of many worlds. Hyaluronic acid deeply penetrates the skin to hydrate and retain moisture, with the help of soothing Aloe Vera. Vitamin C works in the foreground to fight the signs of aging, maintaining the skin's plump youthfulness.
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Never forget the benefits of vitamin C - and that a little goes a very long way.