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What’s the hype about VITAMIN C?

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VITAMIN C BENEFITS

Over the last few years, Vitamin C has become a really popular ingredient in most people’s skincare routine. So, what is it? Is it worth the hype? And finally what are its benefits?

It occurs naturally in several fruits and vegetables. It has many amazing benefits and specifically for skincare, it is not shy to say the least. It is one of the best anti-aging ingredients out there and not only that but it helps you maintain a gorgeous glow complexion.

Did you know that it Vitamin C comes in different forms?

  • Ascorbic Acid

One of the most popular and strongest forms. It has some of the best anti-aging effects and is ideal for normal, oily and combination skin types due to the PH level of this ingredient. It can also benefit dry and sensitive skin types.

  • Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

A less potent form of Ascorbic Acid with the same benefits and friendlier to sensitive skin.

  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

We love multipurpose ingredients as much as multipurpose products. This form is very stable, incredibly hydrating and soothes skin.

  • Sodium Ascorbate

It is another less potent form of Ascorbic Acid that is filled with the same benefits. This form is incredibly stable and doesn’t interact with environmental factors as much.

  • Calcium Ascorbate

Usually referred to as Ester C, this form is absolutely as beautiful as the rest. It boosts collagen production, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and eliminates dark spots.

  • Ascorbyl Palmitate

This form of Vitamin C is a hydrating and brightening haven. It is a way less potent form of the ingredient but that just means it needs a bit longer for the benefits to show.

So really if you Vitamin C product highlights any of the above type, at least now you know what’re you’re looking at!

 So what are the benefits and why are we obsessed?! 🍋

  • It is very hydrating
  • It helps brighten skin and reduce dark spots
  • It reduces redness
  • It reduces hyperpigmentation
  • It reduces the appearance of under-eye circles
  • It boots collagen production
  • It provides some protection against sun damage (when coupled with SPF)
  • It helps soothe sunburns
  • It helps with wound healing
Vitamin C is the is the epitome of what a multipurpose product is and here are some of our favorite Vitamin C products from yours truly!
  1. Saante, Inara Face Elixir
  2. The Lab Room, Beauty Boost Serum
  3. Mad Hippie, Vitamin C Serum
  4. Mad Hippie, Eye Cream 

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