You probably already turn to Vitamin C when you feel tired or have a cold, upping your intake with supplements, juices, and high Vitamin C fruits like Citrus and Strawberries - but did you know that it’s also a star ingredient in skin care, as good for you on the outside as it is inside? That’s the reason why beauty editors can’t stop praising skin care that contains what some consider to be skin’s Fountain of Youth…
Although it may not be that mystical miracle worker, Vitamin C can make your skin appear brighter, firmer - even ageless. The type of Vitamin C you use matters as well. Following the latest scientific advancements in skin care, we’ve selected a new form of stable Vitamin C and concentrated it at 15% in our C for Colette Serum and An Autumn On The World Serum to give you clinical results at home.
Discover the power of Vitamin C, an Odacité favorite that we return to again and again when formulating our latest skin saviors.
What exactly is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps regenerate skin cells while fighting off free radicals, harmful molecules that are present in our bodies as well as in our environment (UV rays, toxins, cigarette smoke, and other environmental aggressors).
Free radicals can cause a dull complexion and premature aging of the skin, so you can see the appeal of Vitamin C’s ability to neutralize these free radicals, not only improving the appearance of your skin, but helping it fend off future damage!
It’s not just a powerful antioxidant though...
When applied topically, your skin responds to Vitamin C’s highly acidic nature by boosting its production of collagen and elastin, two very important protein fibers that help keep your skin plump and firm. This makes Vitamin C a natural choice for anti-aging skin care, with a serum being one of the most efficient ways to enjoy all its benefits.
Vitamin C also constrains the production of melanin, the principal cause of skin discoloration like dark spots or hyperpigmentation, without altering your skin’s natural coloring. It’s a win-win for your skin!
How should I add Vitamin C to my skin care routine?
Serum. Serum. Serum. A serum is simply the best way to benefit from all the properties of Vitamin C.
Pro tip: Find products that pair it with Vitamin E as this duo will double your skin’s protection against free radicals. Claire de Lune Radiance Serum combines Vitamins A, C, and E with additional Antioxidant-Rich active ingredients like Wild Carrot Seed Oil and Green Tea to maximize your skin’s radiance and glow.
If you’re new to serums, it’s good to know that only 2-3 drops are necessary and that Vitamin C breaks down when exposed to air or light (this is why our serum containers are brown!). So follow this simple routine:
- Apply 2-3 drops of your favorite Vitamin C serum
- Massage the Serum into your skin (we recommend enhancing your experience by doing this with Gua Sha stones)
- Apply a thin layer of moisturizer to protect your skin from air and light
- Let the magic happen!
Those with sensitive skin may wish to exercise caution - try a patch test with a tiny drop first to avoid any potential allergy issues if you’re a beginner when it comes to serums.