HOW TO introduce Vitamin C into your skincare

“Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that brightens dark spots, smooths fine lines, and, importantly, scavenges free radicals from the environment, pollution, and UV radiation,” Sara Hogan, M.D., dermatologist at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

Vitamin C is a great antioxidant for brightening dark spots and fighting against UV damage as well as promoting collagen production in your skin. 

Introducing Vitamin C to your skincare routine is easy! 

1. Start slowly and build up

Start by introducing a gentle Vitamin C serum once every few days or once a week. Vitamin C in gentle doses (under 5%) should not irritate your skin. Vitamin C efficacy reaches a plateau around 20% so there is no need to use products containing more than 20% of Vitamin C. 

2. Use Vitamin C with other skin-loving ingredients

Like Hyaluronic Acid which is a great skin hydrating ingredient. 

3. Use Vitamin C in a natural form

Like Kakadu Plum, a skin care hero which naturally contains a reservoir of Vitamin C (50x more than oranges!).

4. Store Vitamin C products correctly

Ideally in an opaque container, in room temperature and away from direct sunlight. 

5. Use in the morning on freshly cleansed skin

There is no rule against using it in the evenings too! However, it is recommended that you use Vitamin C on your skin in the morning as day time is when UV radiation is at its highest, which Vitamin C is meant to protect you from. 

Vitamin C in Superdew comes in 2 forms:

Ascorbyl Palmitate 

Unlike ascorbic acid, which is water-soluble, ascorbyl palmitate is able to be stored in cell membranes until needed by the body. Ascorbyl Palmitate has been proven to boost collagen production in skin. 

Collagen is a protein naturally produced by your body. Young, healthy looking skin has high collagen content. But as we age, and with UV exposure and changing lifestyles, our body's ability to produce collagen depletes. This results in a less juicy and plump looking skin and the appearance of fine lines. Introducing collagen, or collagen stimulating ingredients like Vitamin C, can help to slow down this process.

Kakadu Plum

Kakadu Plum is a fruit native to Australia. It contains a potent amount of Vitamin C and other antioxidant ingredients like Gallic Acid (good for restoring your skin's barrier) and Ellagic Acid (restores elasticity to skin). 

Kakadu Plum is used in local tribes as medicine as it also has anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce swelling and redness. This means that it is non-irritating when used on your skin.

According to New York-based dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross, “Vitamin C has a wonderful duality: it both brightens and firms the skin. Not only does it help to lighten and break up pigmentation you might already have, it also prevents dark spots or sunspots from forming in the future. Vitamin C, in all its brilliance, also increases your skin’s natural production of collagen, giving skin radiance and vitality.”

Introduce Vitamin C to your skincare routine with Superdew

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