whether your skin concerns are hyperpigmentation, dullness, dark spots or sagging skin, finding the best vitamin C serum can help. research has shown that when vitamin C penetrates the skin, it helps protect and improve its appearance. as an antioxidant, it neutralizes the signs of aging and stimulates collagen production for firmer, more elastic and hydrated skin. finally, by inhibiting an enzyme (tyrosinase) that causes discoloration, it brightens the skin and fights dark spots.
HOW TO CHOOSE?
for maximum benefit, experts recommend combining vitamin c with other ingredients that help stabilize it. this is the case with vitamin E and ferulic acid, which improve the stability of the vitamin and its penetration into the skin. ferulic acid and vitamin c are both antioxidative, and together they create a synergy maximizing their benefits. it can be used on both sensitive and acne-prone skin.
for hyperpigmented skin and with the right package
one of the most prized properties of vitamin c is its ability to inhibit the production of melanin, which causes discoloration such as dark spots and pigmentation. experts say that the best formulation is a serum, which is much more effective than a cream or toner. in addition to the content, we can also ensure the best effect by choosing the packaging.
as an unstable molecule, vitamin c can degrade when exposed to heat, high pH or sunlight. so pay attention to where you store it. in addition, you can opt for opaque packaging with an attached pump to better prevent its degradation.
daily beauty routine
vitamin C can be used both morning and night, but because it has antioxidant properties that protect skin from pollution and other environmental aggressions, it may be better used during the day.
all the benefits are worth adding to your routine by following the 3-step process: cleansing, application of the serum, and then the moisturizer.
olay, vitamin C + peptide 24 face moisturizer + isdinceutics flavo-c ultraglican + la roche-posay, pure vitamin c10 serum + ceraVe, skin renewing vitamin C serum + allies, 35% vitamin c + perfecting serum
cláudia cavaleiro the editor in chief for CINCO editorial. born in '82 in coimbra, she is graduated in philosophy from the university of coimbra. passionate about books and podcasts in a geek kind of way, she always find something interesting to research. loves to bring awareness to social problems and loves working at CINCO!