Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Vitamin C Serum: Do You Really Need This Stuff For Great Skin?

Well, probably. We are going to start adding a Vitamin C serum to our beauty regimen in 2014.

We LOVE Retin-A, and believe it has actually saved our complexion. Toss in some alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid, and you have our recipe for hopefully younger-looking skin.

But now, after writing plenty of BeautyTipToday articles about developing healthier, more beautiful skin, we are intrigued by Vitamin C serum.

The reason we have never tried it was because of the product's instability. In other words, there's usually a shelf-date for the effectiveness of this collagen-building serum.

So--not EVERY Vitamin C serum is alike, unfortunately. The serum breaks down after a while. Our humble advice---Do your beauty homework and find a good 'C.'

What's so special  about Vitamin C?

Topical Vitamin C in the form of Ascorbic Acid has been shown in a number of studies, to brighten skin, decrease the depth of wrinkles, and stimulate collagen.

Vitamin C serum is a worthy beauty item to add to your anti-aging product arsenal, because it protects the skin from sun damage. 

Just remember: Do NOT use Vitamin C serum together with Retin-A. Apply the C in the A.M. AFTER you wash your face. Put on the A in the P.M.

And do NOT apply Vitamin C with your AHAs at the same time. Apply C in the morning one day.  The next day put on the AHA in the morning, and so on....

Try Dr. Cynthia Bailey's Professional Cell Repair Serum ($110, an excellent Vitamin C skin serum).

2 comments:

Mrs. BV said...

Really intelligent posts about beauty and skin care.
Thank you for your information and accuracy!
Mrs. BV

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