Vitamin C is one of those ingredients where I became extremely picky during the curating process. The ingredient is truly one of the best and most renowned, and I want everyone to be able to benefit from it, no matter where you are at with your regime, if you’ve never used the ingredient before or what kind of skin you have.
We’re going to be doing a post about Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), one of the most effective antioxidants and one you will have heard of, but surprisingly few people know much about, later this week.
Benefits of Vitamin C:
- Brightens skin
- Evens skin tone – fades pigmentation
- Help protects against impact of pollution
- Shields against free radical damage + helps protect against future damage.
- Anti-ageing defence
Studies have found Vitamin C is effective from 1-20% concentrations, bear in mind that generally the higher the concentration the more likely it is to cause sensitivity. So always be sure to look out for it, and see how your skin reacts.
The Vitamin C serum that made the grade for Glow.Mo is Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop! Which has a concentration of Vitamin C at 5%. If you haven’t used Vitamin C before and are thinking about incorporating into your routine, this is a great level to start at. If you’ve got sensitive skin, this is also gentle enough – without compromising on effectiveness.
POP notes: (Poppy’s Opinion)
When I apply it, and tap it in I’ve gotten really fond of the warming sensation of the Vitamin C serum when it begins to absorb in to my skin. No irritation occurs, and I haven’t heard of adverse reactions from others who have skin more sensitive than mine (this product has been reviewed by someone with sensitive skin).
The first time I tried this, I was just recovering from a stressful period of exams which had done a number on my skin. I focused on the acne discolouration's and general pigmentation on my chin, and honestly was surprised at how effective it was at fading the visible marks. Usually I wait a while until assessing how much a product is doing for my skin, but the effects of this one were so obvious early on. I was amazed!
In the ingredients list you can see the second ingredient is ascorbic acid – which means pure Vitamin C. Those who know their ingredients may think, how come it’s in a clear bottle? Pure vitamin C although, lauded to be the most effectiveness form of Vitamin C, is notorious for its light sensitivity that breaks down its power and reduces its already short shelf life. (Read more on this later this week).
However, here is an example of where Korean skin care technology is winning the game. The formula in the Klairs Vitamin C serum has been made more stable and has been given a longer life, without having to compromise on the pureness of the Vitamin C.
I use it mostly in the evening post, cleanse, tone + essence, and follow it with my moisturisers (eye + face).
If my skin is having a bit of a rough day, I’ll use a very small amount and mix it with my moisturiser.
Who is it for?
- It’s such a great ingredient to have in your routine, and I hope everyone else loves this serum as much as I do.
Poppy Out. Xoxo
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