Happy Sunday friends.
I hope you have had a nice weekend in Lockdown 2.0, yesterday’s jubilant news definitely helped for me.
I am here today to talk to you about one of my favourite skincare ingredients: Vitamin C. Vitamin C promotes collagen which decreases the look of wrinkles and fine lines as well as being one of the best anti-oxidants on the market protecting skin cells from UV exposure. Vitamin C also repairs skin damage and collagen depletion by encouraging the turnover of healthy cells.
Vitamin C has worked wonders on my face in terms of enhancing radiance and collagen production. Over the years I have tried a plethora of products, hoping to get that Vitamin C glow and here are a few of my favourites.
Note that it is recommended to only use one vitamin C product in your routine.
These capsules from Beauty Pie are one of my ride or die products. I have repurchased them so many times and have no plans to stop, I use them in the morning and they leave my face looking bright and ready for the day. The texture of these is quite matte and they do wonders in soothing the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. Each capsule holds the perfect amount of serum needed for my face and what’s more, the capsules are made from seaweed and are completely biodegradable. This pot comes with 60 capsules.
Okay so this mask is so quick and easy to use in the mornings and can be done in minutes. You take a pea sized amount and massage it onto dry skin, then, with damp fingers you go over the mask to activate the Vitamin C before removing with a damp cloth. This mask leaves your skin looking smooth, bright and perky even after a bad night’s sleep.
With Vitamin C paste, you see immediate results but using it over a prolonged period of time skin appears firmer and smoother. This is an absolute winner for a facial in a hurry and looks bloody glorious on any beauty shelf. Although it looks small, it lasts for ages so is well worth the price.
This is new to my skincare collection but so far I am a massive fan, this oil is a lot less dense than I am used to and a few drops go a very long way. Superfood Oil is jam packed with skin goodies including vitamins A & B, beetroot, apple seed oil, jojoba oil and of course, Vitamin C.
Each of these ingredients complements Vitamin C really well, jojoba oil is fatty and gives the skin a plump, juicy appearance and Vitamin B improves hydration by sealing in moisture. I love to use this oil for a lengthy facial massage with my gua sha which is a wonderful lockdown activity if I do say so myself.
What are your favourite Vitamin C products? Or any to stay away from. Let me know in the comments or over on the grid?