What is Vitamin C?

Updated: May 9

Vitamin C is one of the most popular ingredients in the skincare world due to its many known benefits.

Firstly, what is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a very potent antioxidant that, when applied to the skin, acts as a shield against free radicals such as air pollution, sun damage and other premature agers.

It also directly targets some of the most common skincare issues including dull complexion, fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation.

Vitamin C has these amazing effects on the skin due to its ability to improve your collagen production. As we age, the body naturally begins to lose collagen – hence those annoying lines and wrinkles – however, by adding vitamin C into your daily skincare routine, you’re able to help counteract this process.

By ensuring you’re getting plenty of vitamin C (both through diet and skincare) daily, you can restore the firmness and brightness of your skin.

Vitamin C is an absolute staple in any skincare routine, and even more so it is safe for almost all skin types.

We have 3 vitamin C products in salon.

Classic CC Serum – Vitamin C 20% (formulated to make skin glow by removing blemishes and fine lines by penetrating the skin from within to lighten the skin tone, giving it a radiant look. Perfect for all skin types)

Medik8 C Tetra – Contains Lipid Vitamin C (provides exceptional antioxidant protection from harmful free radicals, while helping prevent the appearance of ageing for a youthful complexion) and Vitamin E (when used under sunscreen with vitamin C, it can provide 4 times the protection of sunscreen. It also soothes and conditions environmentally exposed skin while helping to keep the skins protective barrier intact and allowing for long-lasting moisture retention for up to 16 hours)

Medik8 Super C Ferulic – Contains Ethylated Vitamin C (one of the most stable vitamin C derivatives with ultimate antioxidant properties. Skin care products developed with this vitamin C derivative provide the best care ever against UV-induced skin damage, hyperpigmentation, and dullness), Ferulic Acid (an antioxidant that counteracts the damage caused by oxidative stress. It protects and repairs cells on a deeper level to keep skin looking young and healthy) and Turmeric Root (antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components reviving the skin and bringing out its natural glow)

Come into the salon and chat to one of our beautiful staff to find out more about our Vitamin C products.

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