Skincare enthusiasts around the world are super excited about Vitamin C Serum. Demand is sky rocketing, but is the hype really justified? Is it really the wonder skin care that it’s being made out to be?
The short answer is yes.
But don’t be fooled into thinking that all vitamin C serums are brilliant, and that the most expensive or biggest brand ones are necessarily the best.
What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin C Serum?
Most of us know just how important vitamin C is for overall health and wellbeing. It plays a significant role in just about every body function that you can imagine. The same holds true when it comes to your skin.
Our skin is exposed to so many free radicals and damaging elements, including the sun, urban pollution, emf’s and stress. Vitamin C is key in the body for fighting infection and cellular repair.
Vitamin C on the skin it is quite magical. It protects the skin from aging (reduces fine lines and wrinkles), evens skin tone, especially age spots and pigmentation, and reduces pore size and scarring.
And of course it can provide that stunning radiant glow that we all want.
What Type Of Vitamin C Is Best?
The most common form a vitamin C in skincare is L-Ascorbic Acid. It’s a cost effective form of vitamin C so the accountants in skincare companies absolutely adore it.
However, industry insiders, leading edge experts and genuine reviewers (those not attached to pushing a particular product) know that L-Ascorbic Acid has a few downsides.
L-Ascorbic Acid is incredibly unstable and prone to oxidation, and it requires a water-base. Water-based serums struggle to successfully penetrate beyond the skins protective water barrier.
Plus you probably know that most water-soluble forms of Vitamin C are also highly acidic, which can disrupt a healthy skin barrier and the natural pH balance in your skin. This can cause major irritation. Especially in the case of vitamin C serums with high concentrations of L- Ascorbic Acid.
There are definitely forms of vitamin C that deserve the centre stage more, such as Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate which is rapidly emerging as the new winner.
What is Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate?
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (THD) is an oil-soluble vitamin C ester that’s extremely stable. The skin cell viability is increased up to 30% when compared with L- Ascorbic acid water soluble Vitamin C, and the water soluble vitamin C can easily oxidise leaving you with an expensive, but ineffective product.
That's one of the reasons why you can usually only buy small bottles of Vitamin C Serum. The vitamin C serums with L- Ascorbic acid tend to oxidise and become unusable before it's finished.
THD is a gentle yet results driven form of vitamin C that’s compatible with every skin type. Even sensitive skin, rosacea, acne and under the eye.
And, as an added bonus THD offers increased cell protection against UV-B.
It is the best vitamin C for –
- Wrinkles and fine lines - Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate’s collagen boosting benefits help to visibly firm skin, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines – while protecting skin from future damage. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate has an EWG rating of 1.
- Acne - This gentle vitamin C ester helps keep acne under control by neutralizing inflammatory free-radicals, reducing blemish recovery time, and minimising the chance of post-acne scarring.
- Dry skin - Many forms of vitamin C exfoliate the skin. But, if you have dry skin you want to avoid using a Vitamin C serum that exfoliates, as that can cause irritation and perpetuate chronic dryness. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate doesn’t act as an exfoliant.
- Sensitive skin - Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is a gentler form of vitamin C than L-Ascorbic Acid so more suitable for sensitive skin. Having said that, if you have dry skin you should patch test every product that you use.
- Pregnancy – it’s common to lose that natural glow when you’re pregnant, and skin can also become sensitive, dry and prone to acne. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate not only helps to reclaim that natural glow, it also fades hyperpigmentation and keeps hormone-induced blemishes in check.
- Under eye wrinkles – it’s normal to have dry skin around the eyes as the skin is much thinner and more sensitive with fewer oil glands. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate replenishes moisture to dry skin around the eyes, as well as reduce under eye wrinkles and improve skin tone.
- Sun damaged skin - Sun damage can cause skin to become dry and fragile. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is renowned for making sun damage and dark spots less visible while improving your overall complexion.
What To Look For In A Vitamin C Serum?
When choosing a vitamin C serum look for one that combines Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate with ingredients chosen for their Vitamin E, A and F as well as strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and of course a good skin feel.
What To Avoid In A Vitamin C Serum?
It pays to choose a vitamin C serum that uses Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, as it’s less likely to oxidise and lose its active abilities. However, it’s still wise to choose a serum that comes in packaging that protects it from the light, and is in a dark glass bottle.
We’re also big believers in avoiding all the common skincare nasties such as parabens, sulfates, synthetic colourants, fragrances, alcohols, petrolatums, acrylics and silicones. These can damage and irritate your skin, and even make you ill over the medium to long term.
None of our products at Power Skin Solutions include these "nasties", and we’re frequently shocked by the high priced reputable brands that are still using them.
Yes, they might feel nice and reduce costs, but they’re incredibly bad for your skin. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.
Sometimes it seems that we're spending half our days talking to people who are experiencing flare ups and skin iriitations - and more often than not it's because they're using skin care that might feel good, but isn't good for them.
Please don't fall into this trap.
How Long Does It Take For A Vitamin C Serum To Work?
Great question. And the answer is – it depends. It depends on what else is in it. Most vitamin C serums suggest that you use them use consistently for 3-6 months to see the benefits.
With the Vitamin C Power Serum we'd expect you to notice a difference within a few weeks. In fact, we're hearing some reports of fine lines and wrinkles reducing by as much as 50% within a few days.
Not everyone is going to have this much success this rapidly. To quote an old toothpaste ad – results won’t happen overnight but they will happen.
Results will definitely be maximised if you combine your skincare routine with healthy dietary choices, and a reduction of stressors such as sun and negative life drama.
And we can't stress often enough how much we recommend using a double cleanse once daily in the evening with natural unsweetened yoghurt. It's a truly remarkable cleanser. Gotta love nature.
Are you ready to check out the new and super exciting Vitamin C Power Serum? Use it on it's own or add to your Power Serum to create a truly divine and gentle moisturiser.
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