Vitamin C is wonderful for your skin care needs
Vitamin C isn’t just an essential nutrient in the food you eat every day; it is also a wonder ingredient for the products you apply on your skin to keep it looking youthful, bright and glowing. Vitamin C is the skin saviour everyone must add to their skincare regimen by choosing multiple products enriched with it. Let’s know more about how Vitamin C helps your skin, and which specific products are recommended to give your skin its best-ever care.
Skincare experts often call Vitamin C the Holy Grail of skincare. It is a legendary ingredient for several good reasons. Do you know that Vitamin C in your skincare products can help with almost every skin woe that ails most of us: patchiness, dullness, pigmentation, premature aging signs, fine lines, acne scars, and other besides! It can actually help restore brightness, smoothness, youthfulness, and glow to your complexion.
Sounds fabulous, doesn’t it!
Let’s first look at how Vitamin C works in your skin’s favour:
So, Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant. In other words, it works to neutralize harmful free radicals that can harm your skin and its complexion. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that are created due to pollution, sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, and the environment. Free radicals can damage skin’s cells; antioxidants protect skin by neutralizing them.
When you apply a skin care product enriched with a bioavailable form of Vitamin C, it gets to work to scavenge free radicals.
Visible skin benefits of skincare products enriched with Vitamin C
Your skin looks younger as Vitamin C encourages cell regeneration in skin layers. It acts as a trigger for your skin to produce more collagen and elastin, two key proteins that keep the skin firm and plump. That’s highly effective anti-aging care.
Vitamin C helps inhibit melanin production in skin. Melanin is the skin colour pigment whose uneven production is responsible for hyperpigmentation and age spots. Skincare products enriched with Vitamin C can help fade dark spots naturally and gradually.
By clearing out free radicals, Vitamin C helps save skin from patchiness and dullness. That means your skin looks brighter, glows more.
Making Vitamin C a part of your skincare regimen
There are many products in the market enriched with Vitamin C. We recommend choosing several such products across steps in one single regimen for intensifying the benefits. Remember, Vitamin C needs to get absorbed in the skin to get to work. Hence, the products chosen should preferably be those that work directly on skin.
Some such recommended products with Vitamin C as a key active ingredient are:
Face Wash: Works directly on skin in removing accumulated grime, sweat and pollutants. Opens skin pores for deeper penetration of active molecules.
Skin Toner: Applied right after cleansing when skin’s pores are still open. This lets Vitamin C penetrate right into the pores and start work on skin improvement.
Face Serum: A concentrated product that delivers rich amounts of active ingredients directly to the skin. The most highly recommended and must-use skincare product for those who want Vitamin C’s skin benefits.
Face Cream: The ultimate long-stay product that gives your skin intensive moisturizing care for hours.
WOW Skin Science has created a premium range of Vitamin C enriched products for those who want an exclusive skin regimen with the benefits of this wonder molecule. This range includes WOW Skin Science Brightening Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash (With Built-In Brush) , WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Skin Mist Toner, WOW Skin Science 20% Vitamin C Face Serum, and WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Face Cream.
More on this range a little bit later. First a bit more on Vitamin C.
Read the label for details on ingredients
Not all forms of Vitamin C are equal when it comes to topical application. You should look for a highly bioavailable and stable form that’s skin-friendly.
We recommend magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, a stable and bioavailable form of Vitamin C that’s highly suitable for skin. Increases skin’s hydration levels, also provides anti-aging, anti-UV, and skin-brightening benefits.
There are some wonderful, skin-friendly essential oils rich in Vitamin C, most notably lemon essential oil and orange essential oil. Both are excellent natural sources of Vitamin C for skincare.
Choose the right kind of Vitamin C percentage
Your face serum should have 20% concentration of Vitamin C for faster brightening and pigmentation lightening benefits.
To choose the best Vitamin C enriched products, also check the other active ingredients.
Vitamin C is a wonder molecule whose effectiveness gets enhanced even more when it is present along with some other key activities.
So when choosing your regimen, look for the following in the ingredient list:
Hyaluronic Acid- A naturally occurring, moisture-binding molecule that holds up to 1000 times its weight in water; helps to improve hydration at a cellular level for soft and supple skin. Supports the collagen structure.
Vitamin E- Another powerful antioxidant from the vitamin group of nutrients, Vitamins E, and C together are highly potent in giving skin benefits.
Witch Hazel Extract- Contains skin-clarifying tannin and nutrients that repair skin, reduce redness and irritations, and refines skin.
Aloe Vera Extract- A mineral and moisture-rich active that nourishes and hydrates the skin; it helps to protect the moisture mantle, protects skin against dryness caused by dehydration.
Lemon Essential Oil- Rich in vitamin C & antioxidants, it protects the skin from free radical damage and maintains the skin’s acid mantle.
Orange Essential Oil- Rich in vitamin C & minerals, it keeps acne in check, promotes collagen production, and has anti-aging effect.
Mulberry Extract – Inhibits melanin production to fade age spots.
Liquorice Extract – Protects from sun’s UV rays, shields from photoaging.
WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Skincare Range & Regimen
As we mentioned earlier, WOW Skin Science has created a premium range of Vitamin C enriched products for those who want an exclusive skin regimen. This range includes WOW Skin Science Brightening Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash (With Built-In Brush), WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Skin Mist Toner, WOW Skin Science 20% Vitamin C Face Serum, and WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Face Cream.
Used together these products give intensive Vitamin C benefits to your skin.
Here is a brief look at each one:
Brings brightness and radiance to your complexion. Has Vitamin C, Essential Oils of Lemon & Orange, and Extracts of Mulberry & Liquorice. Vitamin C brightens the complexion and also promotes collagen synthesis under the skin to reduce fine lines and boost youthful suppleness. Mulberry & Liquorice Extracts are effective skin lighteners. Lemon & Orange Essential Oils reduce blackheads and acne.
This is a hydrating and reviving facial spray mist toner that refreshes your skin and restores its natural brightness for dewy, radiant, and soft complexion. With its high Vitamin C content, it aids in minimizing pores and firming up skin while also delivering instant moisture to dehydrated skin. This facial mist toner can be used to wipe away excess sebum and residual dirt from your skin. It provides deep hydration to refresh dry tired skin. This mist toner is also ideal for times when your dull, tired skin needs an instant pick-me-up.
This premium face serum has been formulated to help moisturize, nourish and protect dull, tired, aging skin. It delivers benefits of pure vitamin C along with witch hazel and hyaluronic acid to give you luminous, youthful skin. This serum penetrates faster into skin to help hydrate and repair skin, boost collagen and elastin protein production, smooth out fine lines, even out complexion, and improve skin luminosity.
Formulated to hydrate, brighten and boost glow, this face cream has natural Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant, fierce free radical fighter, and a collagen stimulator. It also has plant-derived Hyaluronic Acid that holds up to 1000 times its weight in water to keep your skin super hydrated. Applied regularly, it helps fade dullness and patchiness, fades pigmentation and brings back radiant glow.
How to use WOW Skin Science Vitamin C range as a complete regimen:
Wet your face and neck. Squeeze a small amount of WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Brightening Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash on your palm. Apply all over your face and neck. Massage the lather onto your face in a circular motion. Wash it off thoroughly with plain water. Pat your skin dry.
After cleansing, hold the WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Skin Mist Toner bottle a few inches away from your face and spray the mist on your skin. Let the mist settle on the skin. Then gently dab your face with your palm. Feel your skin dewy soft, and fresh. You can use it again over your makeup, and when your skin feels drawn and tight mid-day to rehydrate. Use this with a cotton pad to wipe away grime and excess oil.
After toner dries, dispense a pea-sized amount of WOW Skin Science 20% Vitamin C Face Serum on to your palm. Dot the serum all over your cleansed face and neck. Smooth it on your skin with fingers. Dab and press it into your skin. Go from inside of your face towards the hairline and from neck to jaw and upwards. Do this for a minute to allow the serum to get soaked into the skin. Use this serum twice daily.
After serum is soaked in fully, take a small coin size amount of WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Face Cream. Dot it all over your cleansed face and neck. Massage using fingers with upward stroking motion – from inside towards the hairline and from neck to jaw for best results. Use twice daily.
Cleanse your face. On damp skin apply an even layer of WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Clay Face Mask with the given spatula or fingers. Avoid the areas under the eyes, lips, hairline, and lips. Keep on for about 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water. Use twice a week to help nourish and rejuvenate your skin. It can be used for all skin types.