Vitamin C Facial Cleansers

Vitamin C in Facial Cleansers: Is There Any Benefit?

A vitamin C cleanser can help keep skin looking more youthful and radiant by helping to contribute naturally to collagen synthesis while protecting the skin from sun damage and inflammation. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and is extremely safe for daily use – as a cleanser, this is an easy way to incorporate more vitamin C into your skincare products for topical application.

It is important to note, that vitamin C cleansers should not be combined with products that contain retinol as they are not effective when combined together – retinol should be used at night, before bed, and cleansers containing vitamin C or vitamin C based should be used in the morning.

Vitamin C – An Important Skincare Tool

Vitamin C is an obvious choice for skincare – touted as an essential ingredient in nourishing healthy skin and keeping a good complexion. Just as vitamin C is an important dietary vitamin to be getting through food that can boost collagen production, fight free radicals, and improve appearance, so too can topical applications of vitamin C: be it a serum or otherwise.

First, vitamin C has an incredible safety profile – most people can use vitamin C serums or topical vitamin c for extended periods of time, with daily use, without any adverse reactions or skin irritation.

Vitamin C-based serums can protect against sun damage – constant UV exposure is associated with reduced vitamin c levels in the tissue of the skin, and vitamin c levels are significantly lowered in aged or damaged skin. Vitamin C naturally protects against free radical damage with antioxidant protection.

Collagen production is also boosted by vitamin c – both internally and externally, which can help combat sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. Vitamin C is absolutely essential to the enzymes required for collagen synthesis.

As vitamin C can help reduce hyperpigmentation or spots, and redness, vitamin c has a ‘brightening’ effect on the skin as it impedes melanin production and gives you a dewy glow.

What Form of Vitamin C To Look for in Cosmetics?

The stability and potency of vitamin C is an important factor in how effective the product is – this is why the form or derivative of vitamin C is important, as the following tend to retain potency and efficacy for longer periods of time: l-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl palmitate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate.

Applying and Using a Vitamin C-based Serum

When it comes to using a vitamin C serum, consistency of use is essential to how effective the product will be for you – it’s important to incorporate a vitamin C serum into your skincare routine so that it’s easily done on a daily basis. This could mean applying it in the morning, or using it as a night serum before bed when you are home and less busy.

When it comes to a full application after doing an appropriate patch test, always follow the guidelines indicated on the product label first and foremost. Typically, like most serums, a vitamin c serum is applied once or twice per day. The ideal route is to initially cleanse, use a toner, apply a serum (in this case the vitamin C serum), and then moisturize. Vitamin C serums can be safely used in conjunction with other active ingredients without issue. 

About Tarzaan

Check Also

What Role Does Onion Play In The Treatment Of Health Problems

What Role Does Onion Play In The Treatment Of Health Problems?

Red onions can double the cell fortifications in different combinations. It can be used to …