We grow up hearing that vitamin C is good to our health and the best thing to prevent a cold. It’s true that eating fruits and vegetables that contain the vitamin is important, as applying it to the skin (but don’t squeeze a lemon and use as a face mask, it doesn’t work like this…). The compound, usually known as ascorbic acid, is almost a youth elixir since it stimulates collagen production, fights free radicals and protect from UV rays. Plus, it helps to lighten dark spots and even out the skin tone.
Over the years, I’ve tried many products with vitamin C in the formula. Among my favourites are most of SkinCeuticals serums as C E Ferulic and Phloretin CF, and the Aox Eye Gel, probably the best for the eye area. I also like Redermic C10, from La Roche Posay and used SVR’s Hydracid C20 a lot. I remember it gave that fabulous glow… Now I’m looking forward to try Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Age Vitamin C Spot Treatment that promises to reduce wrinkles, fade brown spots and firm skin.
So, along retinol, vitamin C is something that I can’t live without!