Vitamin C is naturally present in our skin. However, exposure to external elements reduces its effectiveness, which is why it’s essential to include products containing Vitamin C in your daily skincare ritual.
We all know that vitamins are essential for healthy skin and a healthy body, but what is so special about Vitamin C? We could list pages of benefits when it comes to this antioxidant powerhouse, but here is a breakdown of some of the most important reasons why this ingredient is a daily essential.
BRIGHT, EVEN SKIN TONE
Vitamin C benefits the skin by promoting a visibly brighter and evenly-toned complexion. It protects the skin from oxidative stress—lightening and brightening the skin while reducing hyperpigmentation.
Vitamin C supports collagen synthesis which is essential for fighting the effects of ageing. More Vitamin C + more Collagen = firmer skin and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.
PROTECT & HYDRATE
Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant powerhouse that protects skin against free radical damage and external elements. It also instantly conditions dull, dry skin by creating a protective layer on the skin that helps to lock in moisture to keep your skin feeling plump and hydrated.
There are many forms of water and oil-soluble Vitamin C used in skincare products. A few commonly used forms of Vitamin C that you may find on skincare labels include:
- L-Ascorbic Acid
- Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
- Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate
- Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
- Ascorbyl Glucoside
At LAMAV, we choose to include oil soluble form of natural Vitamin C in the form of Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate as it is a clinically proven and stable Vitamin C derivative and is effectively converted and absorbed into the skin with minimal risk for irritation.
THE POWER OF PLANTS
Choosing products containing Plant-Derived Vitamin C is another great way to give your skin a boost of Vitamin C, and if you can find products that contain both - even better!
- Kakadu Plum contains incredible levels of vitamin C—six times the polyphenols and more than 13 times the antioxidant activity than blueberries—making it an anti-ageing powerhouse!
- Pomegranate Seed Oil is one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits in the world and contains high levels of skin-protective Vitamin C.
- Rosehip Seed oil contains high levels of Vitamin A and C which work effectively as a team to maintain healthy skin and promote collagen production.
Including Vitamin C into your daily skincare routine is easy! Vitamin C Serums and Vitamin C Oils can be applied morning and/or night, however, we recommend you apply in the AM to make the most of this vitamin’s incredible ability to help protect your skin from free radicals and external elements throughout the day.
Including LAMAV’s Vitamin C Brightening Oil and Daily Vitamin C Serum into your daily skincare ritual is a great way to brighten and hydrate morning and night. And if your skin concerns include dull, uneven skin, completing your routine with products from our Brightening Range will help promote a glowing, even-toned and healthy complexion.