Everyone knows you need plenty of vitamin C in your diet to stay healthy—but did you know your skin loves this vivacious vitamin just as much as the rest of your body?
Here are five amazing benefits of vitamin C for skin that will have you wondering how you ever got along without it!
1. Ageless beauty
In some ways the passing years make us even more beautiful. After all, they add a certain kind of grace, wisdom, and character that can only come with time. But then there are the other effects of aging—the details and stories our skin tells for us. That’s where a natural, bold vitamin C serum comes in. Recent research indicates that topical vitamin C’s role in collagen production helps firm and tighten the skin’s appearance while making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.1,2 So, bring on the years!
2. A bright, fresh face
Say goodbye to dull, tired skin! Vitamin C helps brighten and renew your complexion for a head turning, radiant glow. That’s because this superstar nutrient helps encourage healthy skin cell turnover, so lackluster skin can become a thing of the past.3 And it’s gentle and safe for all skin types—even oily or sensitive skin—so you can look your best and brightest, no matter what skin challenges you might face.
3. Deep hydration
Exposure to the elements, dry heat, or air conditioning can suck the precious moisture right out of your skin. But when applied topically, vitamin C naturally helps discourage this moisture loss so your face can retain more of its precious hydration for a dewy glow.
4. A more even skin tone
Vitamin C’s calming, brightening, and hydrating properties help make uneven pigmentation less noticeable, including on the skin under your eyes.4 Your face will take on a more uniform, even appearance that you can feel confident showing to the world—even sans makeup!
5. Healthy skin from the outside in
Let’s face it, modern life is really tough on the skin! That’s because all those pollutants, stress, junk food, artificial additives, and UV we deal with on a daily basis can upset your skin’s delicate balance. Thankfully, topical vitamin C is a powerful nutrient that protects from free radical damage and helps maintain the skin’s health and beauty, especially in a less than ideal environment.
To fully reap all these vitamin C benefits, though, it really matters where the product comes from. The best vitamin C serums get their nutrients straight from nature—and they don’t contain any synthetic ingredients that could do more harm than good. That’s why our specially crafted, concentrated Valentia Vitamin C Serum features the Australian superfood kakadu plum, which is the world’s richest natural source of vitamin C.5 (You read that right—kakadu plums have way more vitamin C than any other food on the planet, even oranges!)
We’ve also included a host of other delectable vitamin C and E-rich botanicals in this serum like aloe vera, papaya, acai, mango, mulberry, pomegranate, and pumpkin—along with prebiotic peptides from micro-algae to nourish your skin’s microbiome. Green coffee, green tea, and lavender add the finishing touches to this elixir, leaving your face calm but enlivened. (And this serum’s citrusy-lavender scent will make you smile every time you use it!)
You can also rest assured that our Vitamin C Serum is cruelty-free, vegan, and doesn’t contain parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, PEGs, or any other synthetic additives that could compromise your skin’s health.
How to Use Vitamin C Serum
To nurture and revitalize your complexion, apply Valentia Vitamin C Serum after regular cleansing and toning. Our Rose Water is a terrific toner, and you can mix a bit of it in with your serum to help it glide on super smoothly. Wait at least five minutes for all the vitamin C goodness to be fully absorbed, then moisturize as usual—or apply some natural sunscreen for UV protection.
As long as you store your Vitamin C Serum in a cool, dry place and always keep the pump top on, it should stay delightfully fresh for at least 18 months.
Vitamin C Serum is an effortless way to treat your face to the love and nourishment it craves. You’ll be amazed at how such a simple addition to your skincare routine reveals your freshest, brightest, most radiant skin ever.
1. Farris, P. K. (2006). Topical Vitamin C: A Useful Agent for Treating Photoaging and Other Dermatologic Conditions. Dermatologic Surgery, 31, 814-818. doi:10.1111/j.1524-4725.2005.31725
2. Pullar, J. M., Carr, A. C., & Vissers, M. C. (2017). The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health. Nutrients, 9(8), 866. doi:10.3390/nu9080866
3. Telang, P. (2013). Vitamin C in dermatology. Indian Dermatology Online Journal, 4(2), 143. doi:10.4103/2229-5178.110593
4. Al-niaimi F, Chiang NYZ. Topical Vitamin C and the Skin (2017). Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Applications. Journal of Clinical Aesthetic Dermatology, 10(7):14-17.
5. Duncan, G. F., Lee, G. S., & Young, B. R. (n.d.). Vitamin Extraction from Kakadu Plum. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/a2e0/a66a0b25638ce5edf0b6bd7c6bc882cabd9c.pdf