Habit Hack: A Specific Guide To Vitamin C
Why is Vitamin C so good for your skin?
Vitamin C helps fight against dark spots, reduces skin irritation, and fights against UV-induced photo damage, it is adored for skin-brightening & giving its users a wonderful glow. Vitamin C functions as an antioxidant and helps to defend the skin against free radicals & pollution. It also supports the process of collagen synthesis, Vitamin C aids in collagen cross-linking and supports skin firmness. It also stabilises the collagen you already have, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
What is with the funky smell?!
Vitamin C's natural smell is unusual, it smells somewhat savoury - caused by the Ferulic Acid stabilising Vitamin C. Active ingredients like Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid have quite a neutral natural smell, however, Vitamin C traditionally doesn't have a great smell.
Other Vitamin C brands hide the smell with citrus-style fragrances so it smells like lemons or oranges, but we do not like to include fragrances as they can irritate the skin. We recommend mixing the Vitamin C serum with your moisturiser if the smell is a bit too much.
- Skin Brightening
- Protects skin integrity and hydration
- Evens out complexion
- Shields against skin damage through antioxidant protection
- Revitalises skin vibrance
Morning only. We recommend morning only as Vitamin C helps defend against things like pollution & UV light which you are usually exposed to throughout the day. This also allows you to use heavier acids/exfoliants at night without interference.
Apply a small pea size amount to your face & neck followed by moisturiser & SPF.
Best Active Ingredient Combinations with Vitamin C
- SPF + Vitamin C: The most important duo, Vitamin C helps prevent UV damage but works alongside SPF. When you layer them together you get extra protection & SPF also prevents Vitamin C from oxidising throughout the day making it more effective.
- Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C: A power couple as Hyaluronic acid is hydrophilic in nature, thus increases the absorption of water-based vitamin C serums, resulting in more availability of direct Vitamin C in the epidermis layers.
- Niacinamide + Vitamin C: Together, the ingredients recharge and revamp the texture of your skin and shrink the size of your pores, boosting collagen turnover and delivering a youthful glow.
- Vitamin E + Vitamin C: Vitamin C and vitamin E both work by negating free radical damage, but each combats different types of UV damage. When paired together, these antioxidants are more effective in preventing photodamage than either alone.
What skin types is Vitamin C suited for?
It is suited for all skin types, particularly dry and ageing skin. It is a well-known active ingredient with low irritation; however, people with Rosacea or eczema should do a test patch to ensure it doesn't irritate their skin.