In the ever-evolving world of skincare, one ingredient has stood the test of time and continues to shine— that’s Vitamin C. This powerful Antioxidant is so popular because of its exceptional brightening abilities. So let’s explore the wonders of Vit C and how it can transform your skincare routine.
From brightening your complexion to combating signs of premature ageing, let’s discover why this dermatologist approved ingredient could be the missing step from your routine.
What is Vitamin C and how does it work for your skin?
It’s also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a water-soluble antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radical damage caused by environmental stressors. When applied topically, Vitamin C penetrates the skin and promotes collagen synthesis, leading to a firmer and more youthful appearance.
Our Ultra Care Vitamin C Booster is a vegan friendly must try. It contains 20% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, a multifunctional derivative with excellent brightening, antioxidation and age targeting effects. Its stabilised, meaning you see incredible results. Combined with Hyaluronic Acid and a complex of Australian Super Fruits (known for their high Vitamin C content), this incredibly advanced booster targets the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles and even skin tone, leaving your skin looking more radiant, even and brighter.
What are the top 5 skin benefits?
- Brightens and evens out skin tone
One of the most coveted benefits is its ability to brighten a dull complexion and fade dark spots. It inhibits melanin production, effectively reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and post-inflammatory marks from acne. With consistent use, you can achieve a more even and radiant skin tone, restoring your skin’s natural glow.
- Fights wrinkles and loss of firmness
This multi-tasking ingredient can help stimulate collagen production, which plays a crucial role in maintaining skin elasticity. Daily use of Vitamin C Booster can help diminish the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet, and other visible signs of ageing, leaving you with smoother and plumper skin.
- Provides powerful Antioxidant protection
Vitamin C acts as a formidable shield against environmental aggressors, such as UV rays and pollution. By neutralising free radicals, it minimises oxidative stress and reduces the damage caused by these external factors, ultimately preventing premature ageing and supporting overall skin health.
- Improves skin texture and hydration
Who wants dull, lacklustre skin? Vitamin C has rejuvenating properties that promote cell turnover, revealing a smoother and more refined skin texture. It can aid in enhancing the skin’s ability to retain moisture, resulting in a well hydrated and plump complexion.
- Soothes inflammation and redness
For those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, Vitamin C can be a game changer. Its anti-inflammatory properties help calm irritated skin and reduce redness, making it an ideal addition to your routine if you’re dealing with skin conditions like acne, rosacea, or eczema. As always, we recommend patch testing before trying out any new skincare ingredient.
How do I incorporate it into my skincare routine?
Here’s how to incorporate it into your daily skincare regimen for optimal results. Follow these steps.
1: Cleanse your face thoroughly with your choice of Nutrimetics cleanser.
2: Use a toner to ensure maximum absorption of active ingredients.
4: Allow to absorb then follow with a Nutrimetics moisturiser of your choice. A hydrating creme like Restore PRO Day Crème SPF 15 to lock in the benefits and maintain skin hydration.
Step 5: During the daytime, always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50 like Smart Shield to protect the effects of Vitamin C.
Step 6: For best results, apply either in the morning or night. When used during the daytime, it can provide Antioxidant protection throughout the day. It also works effectively in the evening, since your natural repair processes occur while you sleep, allowing the ingredients to enhance the brightening effects.
Why do I need a high percentage of Vitamin C?
The higher the concentration doesn’t necessarily always mean the better the result – it depends on the ingredient. But for Vitamin C, the sweet spot for the concentration level is between 10 and 20 percent. The higher the concentration, the more potent it is! So you see radiant skin faster. Going over 20 percent could lead to irritation and doesn’t increase its benefit.
Is it safe to use with other ingredients like Retinol, AHA/BHAs, Acids or Benzoyl Peroxide?
Generally, you may experience some skin purging at first when you use any of these highly potent ingredients together in your regime, so we always recommend patch testing. Benzoyl Peroxide oxidizes Vitamin C and makes it less effective, so we don’t recommend trying these two ingredients together. AHA & BHA Acids combined with Vitamin C may also cause sensitivity or irritation. Retinol & Vitamin C are safe to use together. There are misconceptions that Retinol throws off Vitamin C’s stability, but you’ll actually get optimal results.
Can I use the booster in with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)?
Niacinamide and Vitamin C have complementary benefits and are a good combination together for your skin. We recommend layering Vitamin C Booster under Vitamin B Clarity Booster for best results. The latest research shows it is safe to use both, either together in the same product, or combined from different products that you layer one over the other. Together, these ingredients form a powerhouse combination that addresses uneven skin tone, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and dullness. All skin types will see results.
Vitamin C is a skincare superhero that can work wonders for your pigmentation, wrinkles and more. From its brightening and age targeting properties to its high level Antioxidant protection, it’s a must-try. As with any new skincare product, it’s essential to be patient and consistent in your application, do don’t miss your daily Vit C fix. Embrace the power of Vitamin C and unveil a whole new glow that will make you feel confident and beautiful every day.