Vitamin C is a firm favourite in the beauty industry, thanks to its brightening and tightening properties. The ingredient is frequently recommended by dermatologists as it harnesses multiple skincare benefits, is safe to use on all skin types, and doesn’t have the same potentially skin-irritating side effects as other active ingredients like retinol.
What are the skincare benefits of Vitamin C?
Vitamin C has long been considered a skincare staple because it’s not just a one-trick pony—it has multiple skin benefits when used properly.
Protects against environmental stressors: As an antioxidant, one of vitamin C’s main functions is protecting the skin. Normal cellular processes, as well as environmental insults like ultraviolet light and pollution, create free radicals in the skin. These free radicals are inherently unstable molecules that damage cells, promoting skin dullness, wrinkles, etc. Vitamin C is can protect skin from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure. By scavenging these free radicals, vitamin C protects the skin, keeping it healthy and improving visible signs of aging.
Promotes collagen production: Vitamin C also plays an important role in collagen synthesis. Collagen gives our skin support and structure, and as it degrades with age, we begin to notice wrinkles and lines. Vitamin C is a necessary cofactor for building collagen bundles, without which this process halts.
Helps with dark spots: Vitamin C is also helpful in reducing unwanted dark spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or decreasing brown discoloration by blocking the pathway of pigment synthesis. It also is the most easy & effective solution to give your skin a radiant glow.
How to Use It
One highly debated topic when it comes to vitamin C is what time of the day is best for application. While some argue that morning is best for protecting the skin, others are in favor of nighttime when the skin's vitamin C is most depleted. Consistency is most important, whether you decide to apply it in the morning or before bed, but avoid using it at the same time as benzoyl peroxide.
Soulflower x Vitamin C
Soulflower Vitamin C products are consciously formulated with naturally derived botanicals that have abundance of Vitamin C & L-Ascorbic acid, which is the most purest & potent form of the bio-active.