Vitamin C is not only good for our body but for topic use as well. It is proven to be one of the most beneficial vitamins to apply to the skin for it’s antioxidant properties: it fights free radicals that causes damages to our skin and make it age prematurely. Vitamins C is also essential in collagen production, which can reduce wrinkles and make your skin look firmer; boosts skin defense against UV, reduces inflammation, helps skin heals better and has also the ability to help fading dark spots.
Concentration is also important depending on what you’re targeting: the higher concentration of vitamin C, the better the results you are getting, specially when it comes to minimizing discolorations. Lower concentrations can still work as a great antioxidant while higher ones (5% up to 25%) can fade dark spots.
It’s important to mention that you want to look for a packaging that keeps the vitamin C stable like opaque tubes and the ones that do not let air come in, otherwise you can loose all the benefits of the vitamin.
I’m currently using the La Roche Posay Redermic C UV SPF 25 (bought in France), which is very handy because it has multiple benefits in a single treatment: 5% of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid to plump skin, Mannose to hydrate and SPF 25. It is not greasy but hydrates very well, just don’t know how it would work on oily skin but it says it’s suitable for all skin types. In the UK you can find it’s version without SPF but for both dry and combination skin.
For my Brazilian readers there’s also a good option from Natura, which is the Chronos Pharma Sérum Intensivo Clareador Antissinais, with also 5% of vitamina C, vitamin E and Elastinol R.
My next on the list is the recently launched La Roche Posay Redermic C10, with 10% vitamin C, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid for even more vitamin C power!
Vitamin C is one of the TOP 3 ingredients I listed as essential for our skincare routine, make sure to check my post with more details here!