It’s not just what you find in orange juice or take in a supplement to prevent a cold. Vitamin C is one of the most well-researched and beneficial skincare ingredients on the market. And when formulated and used correctly, it can transform your complexion.
How does Vitamin C work?
This powerful antioxidant works within your skin to neutralize free radicals. But what’s an antioxidant and what are free radicals? They’re more than buzz words. Free radicals are unstable molecules found within the skin, caused by damaging elements like stress, UV rays, and pollution, and they wreak havoc on your skin. That’s where antioxidants come in. They give up their own electrons to stabilize the free radicals and stop them from doing harm.
By neutralizing free radicals, vitamin C not only defends against the damage caused by pollution and sun exposure, it actually works to repair skin from the inside. The ingredient encourages skin to promote collagen and elastin production, which helps prevent and reverse signs of aging. It also helps to inhibit the overproduction of melanin which can cause dark spots. That’s why you’ll often hear vitamin C praised as one of the best skin brightening ingredients available.
How should you use Vitamin C?
Sunscreen does a lot to block the sun and, therefore, free radical formation. And paired with a good vitamin C serum, you’ve got a superpowered combination. Since skin goes into defense mode against environmental aggressors while you’re awake, you need all the protection you can get. So it’s best to cleanse, exfoliate, apply a vitamin C serum, and hydrate and protect with a chemical-free SPF moisturizer every single morning.
What kind of Vitamin C should you use?
Formulation in key. EVER’s new Daytime Brightening Serum has a 10% concentration of vitamin C, which isn’t too harsh for sensitive skin types, but also ensures you get all the dark spot fading benefits of the ingredient.
The unique bi-phase formula is also helpful in keeping the serum fresh and potent by separating the oil soluble vitamin C and water soluble Caviar Lime (a natural alpha hydroxy acid), in the same bottle. Together, they work to brighten, visibly firm and gently exfoliate and smooth your skin, giving you the most gorgeous glow. Just shake the serum up before applying it to mix the two together phases together into one supercharged serum.
DAYTIME Brightening Serum
30 ml / 1 fl. oz A highly stable 10% Vitamin C serum that instantly brightens, smooths and visibly firms skin, all while helping to repair and protect against free radical, UV and blue light damage. Vibrancy and radiance are… read more
We love incorporating this amazing ingredient throughout our routine and recommend checking out these other vitamin C-infused best sellers, too:
REVEAL Biomimetic Peel Pads with LSR10® (45 Pads)
Dramatically smooth and re-texturize the surface of your skin without irritation. Product Details: 45 count These powerful daily peel pads will work wonders by smoothing and re-texturing the surface of your skin. With daily use, skin feels firmer and becomes… read more
Featuring Vitamin C and Caviar Lime, one swipe of these gentle exfoliating pads retexturizes skin, boosting overall radiance.
YOUTHFUL Quattro Peptide Face & Eye Serum with LSR10®
Age-defying formula which helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles Product Details: 30 ml / 1 fl. oz This age-defying formula firms, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and smooths expressions line around the eyes, mouth and face. YOUTHFUL infuses… read more
A must in the age-defying department. Vitamin C works in tandem with peptides and patented LSR10® to visibly improve firmness, elasticity, fine lines, and wrinkles.
DAYLIGHT Radiance Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 32 with LSR10®
Smooth the appearance of lines, while it helps to firm, hydrate and protect to reveal luminous, beautiful skin. Available in Clear or 5 sheer coverage shades to match any skin tone. Product Details: 30 ml / 1 fl. oz.This multitasking formula… read more
Prep, prime, and protect your skin with chemical-free SPF, Vitamin C and hyaluronic filling spheres for a luminous glow.
HYDRALIFT RICH Moisture Injection Cream (Dry Skin)
This intensive formula infuses skin with moisture while it helps to visibly firm and restore elasticity. Product Details: 38 ml / 1.3 fl. oz jar Our iconic HYDRALIFT moisturizer is now available in a NEW rich cream formula. Packed with… read more
Supercharged with olive-derived squalene and brightening Vitamin C in a buttery base for long-lasting hydration.
Pretty soon, you won’t be able to imagine your routine without vitamin C.