The best skincare ingredient for wrinkles, acne, and dark spots
Vitamin C might conjure up an image of yourself drinking orange juice while you’re sick, but if you’ve ever spoken to a dermatologist or esthetician, you know the nutrient is an important ingredient for hydrated, clear, and youthfully luminous skin. One of the most clinically proven and studied skincare topical substances in skin care, vitamin C offers a wide range of benefits and can even be suitable for sensitive skin. In other words, every single person who wants beautiful, healthy skin should invest in vitamin C skin care.
WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C is quite the impressive multi-tasker. Let’s discuss each skincare benefit one by one—all of which have been researched and clinically proven.
Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant, which means it boasts the powerful ability to protect your skin from the effects of UV damage and free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that come from environmental aggressors like air pollution, and they can do some real damage to the skin. Research has been shown vitamin C can effectively neutralize this damage, which typically causes a host of visible skin concerns such as sagging, discolouration, and wrinkles.
When paired with other antioxidants including ferulic acid and Vitamin E, the benefits of Vitamin C are magnified. These combinations help your body absorb and utilise Vitamin C properly, giving you a boost when it comes to brighter skin and a more balanced complexion.
Vitamin C is also able to promote the production of collagen, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, according to studies.
If that wasn’t enough, vitamin C boasts anti-inflammatory properties, which helps control excess oil production and subsequently acne.
Finally, Vitamin C can also help balance your skin tone by reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation anywhere on your skin. Various clinical studies have shown that Vitamin C can reduce the visual appearance of coarse wrinkles on the face, neck, and upper chest. Pigmentation was also more balanced and both sunspots and age spots were visibly reduced in tone.
HYDRATION WITH THE VITAL C COLLECTION
In addition to helping your skin fight off visible damage, vitamin C can also be used as part of a hydrating skincare regimen. If you suffer from occasional dry skin, flaky skin, or are prone to chronic skin dehydration, using one of the following skincare products will help restore the moisture your skin so desperately needs. (And remember, even oily and acne-prone skin requires hydration.)
When you customise a skincare routine and consistently apply products from our award-winning, best-selling VITAL C and ILUMA collections, not only will you reap the above benefits, but your skin will also be awash in comforting, refreshing hydration.
You can add one or two of these products to your routine by swapping out existing products. Chances are, you’ll be adding more benefits to the skin by doing so since vitamin C can do it all!
This bestselling serum not only helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but it also helps fight damage to your skin caused by various environmental factors such as city smog, vehicle exhaust, and more.
It includes a balanced blend of a vitamin C complex and green tree extract, as well as hyaluronic acid for extra hydration, and anti-ageing palmitoyl oligopeptides. To give your day a zesty start, it also offers the aroma of all natural oranges.
If your skin is crying out for hydration, this highly nourishing creme is the answer. It not only replenishes lost moisture with hyaluronic acid, but locks it in and helps prevent dehydration through the use of olive fruit oil, shea butter, and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, a stable, advanced form of vitamin C that doesn’t oxidize on contact with skin.
Give your skin the overnight pampering it deserves with this comfortable and relaxing mask. Wake up feeling refreshed and fully hydrated throughout every pore with this blend of sodium hyaluronate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (Vitamin C), and blue-green algae extract. The additional mineral complex helps add a balanced blend of nutrients, and the aroma of orange peels helps energize your senses.
You might take an oral multi-vitamin, so why not give your skin one too? This blend of amino acids, essential vitamins, and plant extracts helps brighten your skin to improve your overall complexion. It also targets the appearance of hyperpigmentation such as sun spots or age spots, and smooths them into your natural skin tone.
The perfect end to your nighttime ritual, this radiance-reviving oil nourishes dull, fatigued skin. A blend of skin-conditioning argan, sea buckthorn and grape-seed oils deeply moisturise dry skin. This ultra-light oil offers powerful moisture retention benefits to keep the skin healthy looking, soft and supple.
This light, cooling eye gel is supercharged with nourishing antioxidants and peptides that help to reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. The perfect antidote to tired eyes, it works to brighten, hydrate and refresh the eye area while delivering the nourishing benefits of vitamin C.
Based on a 28-day consumer perception study of 50 female participants, 94% of participants agreed skin feels nourished* 82% of participants agreed it provides long-lasting hydration* 88% of participants agreed it softens skin texture.
Don’t forget your hands, arms, and other areas that are constantly exposed to the sun! With multiple forms of vitamin C, this luxurious body lotion helps to brighten and leave skin radiant. Rich natural moisturisers like shea butter, macadamia oil and grapeseed oil replenish dry and dehydrated skin, delivering softness, smoothness and a healthy-looking glow..
Still searching for that perfect creme, masque or serum? Take a look at the complete Vital C collection and see which hydrating products might work for you.
INTENSE VITAMIN C SKINCARE BY ILUMA
Vitamin C is a great way to hydrate and protect your skin, but when you need to go one step further, look for products that use ascorbic acid. This highly effective ingredient is directly derived from Vitamin C, but works a bit harder to improve skin brightness and tone.
Give your skin the best chance at pigment correction with this highly concentrated skin brightening serum. Dark spots will disappear over time when you add this smooth and silky liquid to your daily skin care regimen. It’s great for all skin types, and is specifically made to target uneven complexion and dark spots.
Take advantage of the botanical blend of brightening agents in this silky smooth creme. In addition to turmeric and daisy flower extract, this creme also adds ascorbic acid to hydrate and brighten dull skin.
This serum makes use of a blend of botanicals that promote a balanced skin tone, in addition to ascorbic acid and green tree extract antioxidants. This serum is a great addition to your skincare routine, and is a perfect option for all skin types to improve overall tone and achieve a reduction in the appearance of dark spots and other pigmentation.
Your skin's first defense against dullness, this luxurious cream-to-foam cleanser sweeps away impurities and exfoliates in one step to help visibly brighten and refine the skin. Its mushroom-derived enzyme, bamboo spheres and smart-sensing beads gently exfoliate dull skin, while natural extracts help boost luminosity and promote hydration. The cushiony, non-stripping formula leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed.
The eye area is the most vulnerable, as the skin is thinnest and produces less natural moisture. Awaken tired-looking eyes with this brightening, peptide-powered eye cream designed to help diminish the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. This light-yet-moisturising formula promotes smoother, more radiant skin and absorbs easily into the delicate eye area for use under concealer or makeup.
If you’re still not sure which Vitamin C choice is the best for you, head over to the shop by ingredient page and take a look at our full collection of Vitamin C skincare products. You’re sure to find one that will work for you and your skin.