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The Benefits of Vitamin C

It’s the skincare ingredient on everyone’s lips, but what exactly are the benefits of Vitamin C? Learn all about this ingredient and why it may be a great addition to your skincare routine.

Skin brightening agent

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure. It also inhibits melanin production in the skin, helping to brighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, evening out skin tone, and enhancing skin radiance.

Research

Vitamin C’s benefits for the skin are vast. As well as it’s brightening rewards, it can also help with diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Research also shows that it can shield the skin from the visible impacts of environmental stressors, including free radical damage. This synergy of mitigating problems both before and after they occur, make vitamin C a force to be reckoned with.

How to use Vitamin C

Vitamin C can be used twice daily, both morning and night. After cleansing, toning and exfoliating, apply the rest of your products in order from the thinnest to thickest texture (commonly: serum, moisturizer, treatments). Whilst it has been shown that Vitamin C can provide sun protection, always finish with an SPF of 30 or higher during the day.

Vitamin C at Chelsea Pharmacy Medical Clinic

Shop the following Vitamin C products at Chelsea Pharmacy Medical Clinic today:

  • La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C 10 Serum
  • Institut Esthederm Intensive Vitamin C Cream
  • Filorga C-Recover Anti Fatigue Radiance Concentrate
  • ZO Skin Health 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating
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