Brighter, smoother & younger-looking skin with Vitamin C care
We all know that Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in the food we eat. However, do you know that Vitamin C is also a wonder molecule for complexion care! Skincare experts have even termed it as the Holy Grail of skincare as it has skin brightening, firming and anti-aging benefits. Here is a look at how to make Vitamin C work for your skin.
Dullness, patchiness, fine lines, age spots, uneven skin tone, acne marks, and blemishes are some of the most common skin complexion issues for most of us. The good news is that with most of these issues, Vitamin C helps when used as a part of a committed skincare regimen via Vitamin C enriched products.
What’s Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that’s one of the essential nutrients needed by the body. Inside the body, Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant that scavenges harmful free radicals and protects cells and tissues from damage. Lack of sufficient Vitamin C in diet reflects in skin fragility and impaired wound healing.
Vitamin C and Skin
Vitamin C is naturally present in the skin. Its main function in the skin is to protect from free radical damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays and pollution, and also to stimulate collagen and elastin (the two proteins needed for skin’s firmness) synthesis to improve skin’s elasticity and strength. In simple words, Vitamin C is needed for two major skin benefits: your skin’s elasticity is maintained, and your skin is shielded from free radical damage due to pollution and sun exposure. Point to note: as most of the skin’s problems are due to free radical damage and collagen loss, Vitamin C is an exception skin rejuvenation solution.
Vitamin C in Skincare Products
Vitamin C is a preferred ingredient in skincare products as it:
- Aids skin’s plumpness and firmness
- Reduces premature skin aging signs
- Reduces age spots and hyperpigmentation
- Brightens skin tone and reduces dullness
There are multiple skincare products enriched with Vitamin C available in the market. We advise looking for products from reputed brands (like WOW Skin Science) and also choosing those products that will be best available for penetration into the skin.
Face Serum & Skin Toner: Two Skincare Products for Best Vitamin C Benefits
To do its work and deliver skin benefits, your Vitamin C enriched skincare product has to penetrate and get absorbed. The best two products for this action are skin toner and face serum.
Skin toner is applied right after cleansing when the skin’s pores are still open. This lets Vitamin C get into pores and start work on skin improvement.
A serum is a concentrated product meant to deliver rich doses of active ingredients to the skin. Face serum with Vitamin C is the best way to let your skin receive maximum benefits.
WOW Skin Science Skin Toner & Face Serum with Vitamin C
WOW Skin Science is known for its premium, natural active enriched skincare products. Under its Vitamin C umbrella, it has recently launched WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Skin Mist Toner and WOW Skin Science 20% Vitamin C Face Serum.
Both the products have been formulated to give your skin the best of Vitamin C care for excellent complexion care. Like all WOW Skin Science products, these are completely free of harmful sulphates, parabens, silicones, and mineral oils.
WOW Skin Science Vitamin C Skin Mist Toner
This is a hydrating and reviving facial spray mist toner that refreshes your skin and restores its natural brightness for the dewy, radiant, and soft complexion. With its high Vitamin C content, it aids in minimizing pores and firming up the 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. Not just for Vitamin C benefits, this mist toner is also ideal for times when your dull, tired skin needs an instant pick-me-up.
Active ingredients at work:
Vitamin C (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate):
A stable and bioavailable form of Vitamin C that’s highly suitable for skin. Increases skin’s hydration levels, also provide anti-aging, anti-UV, and skin-brightening benefits.
Lemon Essential Oil
Rich in vitamin C & antioxidants, it protects the skin from free radical damage and maintains skin’s acid mantle.
Orange Essential Oil
Rich in vitamin C & minerals, it keeps acne in check, promotes collagen production, and has an anti-aging effect.
Witch Hazel Extract
It contains skin-clarifying tannin and nutrients that repair skin, reduces 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.
Cleanse your face thoroughly. Hold the 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 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.
WOW Skin Science 20% Vitamin C Face Serum
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 the skin to help:
- hydrate and repair skin
- boost collagen and elastin protein production
- smooth out fine lines
- even out complexion
- improve skin luminosity.
- Active Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals that cause skin damage. It supports blocking excess melanin production to even out patchy skin tone.
- 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.
- Witch Hazel Extract: Contains skin-clarifying tannin and nutrients that repair skin, reduce redness and irritations, and refines skin.
Dispense a pea-sized amount of the serum on to your palm. Dot the serum all over your cleansed face and neck. Smoothie 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.