We’ve collected the top reasons why so many leading Korean brands are vouching for one ingredient when it comes to skincare.
Keep reading to discover the 5 benefits of Vitamin C for skin
Hydrates your dry skin
Vitamin C contains magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (a stable substance of vitamin C that delivers constant vitamin C into the skin and has antioxidant effects), a common ingredient used in skincare products due to its ability to retain skin moisture. If you've been suffering from dry and flaky skin, then using products that contain vitamin C in their ingredients will definitely ease your skin dryness.
Lighten and helps uneven skin tone
Uneven skin tone is a result of a variety of factors like excessive sun exposure, pollution, hormonal imbalance, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C hinders tyrosinase, an enzyme that is responsible for boosting the melanin in your skin resulting in a darker tone.
Provides youthful glow
Vitamin C enriched products can help turn your dull skin into youthful glowing skin. It helps boost the production of collagen that can improve skin’s elasticity preventing skin sagging. Production of collagen will keep the youthful glow on your skin especially when used regularly.
Skin healing and reduces pimple scars
Get rid of those pimple marks on your face in the most natural way by simply applying a product that is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C can speed up the healing process of a wound by boosting collagen production to rebuild healthy skin from damage. Additionally, vitamin c is an extremely a potent antioxidant that helps to reduce inflammation and can aid in your skin's natural regeneration process.
Over time our skin loses elasticity, which is the main cause of those fine lines and sagging skin, which is normal as we age. However, if you are still in your early years, having sagging skin and wrinkles can be caused by harmful toxins and UV exposure that results in premature skin aging. Vitamin C is one solution to this kind of skin concern, giving balance to your skin.
What to look for in a product with vitamin C?
The two things you need to check when shopping for vitamin C enriched products are:
- Make sure that you choose products that are right for all skin types and are from a natural source like the Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum Mask from Goodal. This hydrating mask is recommended for those with dark spots, dull, and dry skin.
- Next is how much vitamin C concentration the product contains. You can start with the lowest percentage like 5% and work your way up for those who are looking for a heavier dose. But take note that after 20%, there is sort of a plateau, which means that adding a higher concentration above 20% will not make any difference when it comes to its effectiveness.
How to incorporate vitamin C in your skincare routine?
Vitamin C has been known as the holy grail when it comes to UV protection, damage repair, and anti-aging says Sarah Lee, Cofounder of Glow Recipe. Vitamin C serums are the most recommended beauty product for those who are suffering from acne breakouts and red spots because of it’s fast healing capability.
Serums are often clear and also less thick than moisturizers designed to deliver a high concentration of active ingredients. It has a lightweight feel when applied to your face and is easily be absorbed by the skin. Certain serums, like ones with vitamin C, are known for results like a firmer, smoother texture, and of course, instantly and increased moisture to your skin. That is why applying serum regularly in the morning and evening is highly recommended by many experts.
Vitamin C is the most recommended ingredient to look for when it comes to addressing basic skin concerns. That is why it is one of the most popular and loved ingredients used by Korean brands. It is also one of the safest ingredients out there for almost all types of skin. Choosing the right product can be intimidating in the beginning but definitely rewarding in the end. Nobody wants dry damaged skin so be sure to look for Vitamin C on your products and tell your friends why it’s so important.