In order to prevent and neutralize free radicals that cause oxidative stress which accelerates skin aging, vitamin C is an ally of choice. It can be found in different formulas and textures, from serums to creams, as well as tonic lotions and hair care products. Here are some recommendations on how to use a vitamin C serum, cream or other skincare product according to your concerns and your skin tolerance.
How to Use Vitamin C?
- Vitamin C in a Few Words
- Use a Vitamin C Product According to Your Skin Type and Skin Problems
Vitamin C in a Few Words.
Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid is an essential molecule for the body. However, the body does not produce it. It is essential to provide it to the body through the diet (many fruits and vegetables contain it). When applied topically, it is full of benefits, particularly thanks to its antioxidant properties. It fights against oxidative stress generated by free radicals and thus slows down the appearance of the signs of aging. It also plays an important role in the production and preservation of collagen.
Use a Vitamin C Product According to Your Skin Type and Skin Problems.
The action of vitamin C on the epidermis varies according to its form, its concentration in the product and the other active ingredients with which it is associated. Generally, vitamin C is well tolerated by all skin types. However, in exceptional cases, it can be irritating to sensitive skin. Here are some recommendations in which cases and how to use our vitamin C skincare products, such as serum, cream, and toner.
In order to fight against the signs of aging, use a care product with a high concentration of Vitamin C (at least 10%). Our serum for wrinkles and loss of firmness is made up of 99% of ingredients of natural origin and contains plant collagen (1%) as well as Vitamin C (10%). The hydrolyzed plant collagen with INCI designation “Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen/Collagen Amino Acids” is a biotechnological active ingredient that imitates human type I collagen. It acts in synergy with vitamin C to stimulate fibroblasts, which produce collagen fibers, and thus reduce the depth of wrinkles. To use this serum, apply 3 to 4 drops to a cleansed and dried face morning and night. Gently massage the face and neck with circular motions. Then apply a moisturizer adapted to your skin type. We recommend that you use this serum for at least 6 weeks to see the effects and the actual before and after of our vitamin C serum.
For a real lightening effect on pigmentation spots, choose a vitamin C skincare product containing at least 5% of the ingredient. For example, our radiance serum helps to fight the signs of skin aging, reduces brown spots and harmonizes the complexion. It is rather used as a curing treatment for 4 to 6 weeks, than as a daily care product to be included in a beauty routine. You can apply 3 to 4 drops morning and evening, on clean and dry skin.
To restore radiance to a dull and tired complexion, sensitive skin would prefer a cream with a lower concentration of vitamin C than a serum. Therefore, our antioxidant face cream should be applied during your skin care routine, morning and night. We advise you to apply a small amount to your cleansed and dried face, after your usual serum. Then, massage gently in circular motions to perfect the penetration of the cream through the skin.
To even out your skin tone, Typology's tinted serum is formulated without silicone and provides light coverage without clogging pores. Enriched with vitamin C, squalane and aloe vera, it moisturizes and nourishes the skin. It is available in six different shades to suit everyone's skin tone.
Finally, to restore the skin's radiance and rebalance its pH after each cleansing, the radiance toner contains 2% vitamin C and lemon verbena water. Its vitamin C content allows it to be easily integrated into a daily skincare routine for all skin types, from the most sensitive to the most tolerant. After removing makeup and cleansing your skin, soak a cotton pad with the radiance lotion and apply it all over your face, avoiding the eye area, morning and night. Do not rinse.
CHIANG N. & al. Topical vitamin C and the skin: Mechanisms of action and clinical applications. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology (2017).
VISSERS M.C.M. & al. The role of vitamin C in skin health. Nutrients (2017).