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How to choose a Vitamin C Skin Treatment?

on Tuesday, 10 June 2014. Posted in Dermaspa Blog

Vitamin C skin treatments have multiple benefits for our skin - but how do we choose the right one?  There are so many options available it can be very confusing.  Here are some tips from our skin experts, on how to choose the right Vitamin C for your skin type...

  • While diet is important, choose a topical vitamin C for the best results - topical Vitamin C is 20 times more effective for skin rejuvenation than ingested Vitamin C

  • Look for a preparation with up to 20% Vitamin C - anything more will not increase results, but may cause irritation  

  • We recommend 10%-15% Vitamin C serums, to maximize benefits and minimize irritations

  • Look for a serum with L-ascorbic acid - the most potent form of Vitamin C, which also draws moisture into the skin

  • Ensure your vitamin C preparation is in a container that sheilds it from sunlight and air - Vitamin C is extremely unstable when exposed to air and sunlight, and will lose its potency quickly if not protected

  • Options for keeping your Vitamin C serum potent include a dark glass airtight bottle (like the Grace + Power Vitamin C Serums) or encapsulated Vitamin C serum (like the Alyria Antioxidant Capsules)

  • Booster Ingredients:  Look for Vitamin C Serums with boosting ingredients for increased benefits
  1. Skin Pigmentation Serums:  Look for boosting ingredients like Kojic Acid and moisturizers like hyaluronic acid (example:  Pigmentation Defence Serum by Grace+Power)
  2. Anti-Aging Serums:  Look for boosting ingredients like Matrixyl and Vitamin E 
  3. Rosacea Serums:  Look for antioxidant boosters to improve sun protection and reduce redness - like Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E
  4. Skin Smoothing Serums:  Look for alpha hydroxy acid boosters like glycolic acid and phytic acid to help gently exfoliate and smooth your skin


Still not sure what Vitamin C preparation is right for you?  We can perform a Visia Skin analysis and determine what skin care will be best for you.  Call us to book this complimentary assessment.


Dr. Zahra Alidina

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