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Nourish and Protect Your Skin With Vitamin C Serum

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We are vitamin C crazy over here! Applied topically, its antioxidant properties make it the perfect candidate for all sorts of skincare - ranging from cleansers to toners to masks – but our current fixation is Vitamin C Serum. Research suggests that even in very low concentrations, it significantly protects your skin against free radicals, and repairs past damage.

So, how do you use Vitamin C Serum?

Well, if your skincare routine was, let’s say, the Brady Bunch, then Vitamin C Serum would be Jan (in the best way). It is the perfect middle child of a well-balanced cleansing ritual!

First, cleanse (or double cleanse) and apply a liberal layer of a mild and moisturizing toner to face, neck and décolletage. Then apply an even layer of serum containing vitamin C. Keep in mind that like all antioxidants, vitamin C is vulnerable to damage; its efficacy is compromised in particular by water, so be certain your serum container stays water and air tight, and let your toner dry completely before applying. Follow serum application with a moisturizer, and depending on the time of day, end with an SPF (morning) or healing oil (evening). A little known fact: most oils can permeate your moisturizer, but your moisturizer will not permeate your oil, so always make your moisturizing oil your final step.

Can I use Vitamin C Serum with other ingredients?

We’re so glad you asked! Yes! To boost its long-term effectiveness, combine your Vitamin C Serum with vitamin E before applying sunscreen. While each is powerful on its own, when paired, vitamin C and E have exhibited a synergistic reaction that optimizes their strengths for maximum photo-protective effects. Using the C or the C & E serum before sunscreen will take your sun protection to an optimal level!

What are some of your favorite Vitamin C Serums?

Vivant Skincare Spin Trap Antioxidant Serum: Enriched with collagen, this C & E serum promotes skins elasticity and firmness and is ideal for blemished, damaged or aging skin.

Avene A-Oxitive Antioxident Defense Serum: This lightweight, time-released C & E serum has a delicate scent, plumps skin and blurs imperfections. Airless pump  protects formula from oxidizing.

Dermalogica Biolumin-C Serum: A high-performance C serum that exfoliates and reduces unbalanced pigmentation, fine-lines and wrinkles.

Caudalie VineActive Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum: This concentrated self-defense serum is packed with antioxidant polyphenols to help protect skin from everyday aggressors like pollution and stress.

Whatever serum you choose, Vitamin C smooths and revitalizes the complexion - most users note a brightening and tightening of the skin - increasing collagen and hydration. Over the long term it combats the environmental aggressors capable of breaking down the structure of the skin, making it a powerful weapon in your anti-aging arsenal.

Come into one of our 4 locations and someone from our knowledgeable staff will help you find the Vitamin C Serum that’s right for you!