Vitamin C is the Ultimate Skincare Ingredient – Here’s Why

01 Jan 2023 / Tips
Vitamin C is the Ultimate Skincare Ingredient – Here’s Why

There are tons of trendy skincare ingredients that get a bunch of buzz, but are hard to accept or understand, like snail mucus extract, red algae, or Coenzyme Q10. But one holy-grail ingredient that we can all get behind is Vitamin C. While it may seem too simple to be true, this antioxidant is the one ingredient that skin experts can agree on for its brightening and anti-ageing properties.

To fully break down this powerhouse ingredient so you can use it with confidence, here is how Vitamin C works in a skincare product and why you should definitely include it in your skincare routine.

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C, commonly found in skincare as L-ascorbic acid, is a dermatologist-favourite in the skincare world, because it’s an antioxidant that can target a range of skin concerns. You can find this ingredient in many skincare products on the market, ranging from night creams and dark circle correctors to moisturisers and cleansers, but the ones with the highest concentrations, and therefore the most powerful, are usually Vitamin C serums.

What are the benefits of Vitamin C?

Here are just a few of the biggest benefits of including a Vitamin C product in your everyday skincare routine.

Protects the skin from UV rays and pollution

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it helps fight free radicals that come into contact with the skin and can speed up collagen breakdown. This can include UV rays, smoke, pollution, and other environmental aggressors that cause the skin to age.

Stimulates collagen production

Vitamin C can help your skin produce collagen – the protein that gives our skin structure and support. Overtime, collagen breaks down, resulting in fine line and wrinkles. With Vitamin C on your side, you can combat this sign of aging and achieve bouncier, firmer skin.

Targets and prevents hyperpigmentation

Vitamin C protects the skin from UV rays and interferes with the production of pigment in the skin. With consistent use, this antioxidant can fade dark spots, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and more, giving you a brighter, more even complexion.

How do I use Vitamin C in a skincare routine?

Since Vitamin C protects against environmental factors, it’s most effective when you apply it during your morning skincare routine. If you’re using our Vitamin C Serum Lite, we recommend applying 1-2 pumps after you cleanse your face in the a.m. and then continue with your other skincare products, like a moisturiser/SPF.

Tips for adding Vitamin C to your skincare routine:

  • If you have acne-prone skin, opt for a lighter Vitamin C serum, like our Vitamin C Serum Lite, and avoid applying it in your T-zone.
  • It’s recommended to not mix Vitamin C with retinol, so apply Vitamin C in the morning and retinol at nighttime, or wait 30 minutes between applying your Vitamin C and retinol if using together.
  • You can apply your Vitamin C serum to your décolletage, back of hands and forearms for added benefits.


A Vitamin C serum is something everyone should have in their skincare cupboard. Its anti-ageing, firming, and UV ray-protecting properties will leave you with healthier, younger looking skin. If you’re just now creating your skincare routine, shop our 5-Step Skincare Routine for a simple but effective all-in-one routine that includes a Vitamin C serum!

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