No matter what skin type you may have, Vitamin C is one of the most impactful ingredients you can incorporate into your daily skincare routine. Whether you’re looking for an all-over boost of radiance, a strong defense against sun damage, or a powerful brightener for dark spots, vitamin C can help you effectively achieve all these skin goals, and more.
The wide-ranging benefits of vitamin C in skincare are a major reason why this ingredient is so beloved throughout the beauty community. However, it’s multitasking abilities can make vitamin C a bit confusing to understand: What’s the best way to start using it in your skincare routine? Which form of vitamin C is best for the specific skin concern you want to target? When should I use vitamin C in my skincare routine?
In this guide, we share everything you need to know to become an expert in this superstar ingredient. We’ve even included a breakdown of our three vitamin C-centered formulas, explaining how they differ and how you can incorporate both into your daily routine.
Keep reading to learn how Vitamin C can benefit your skin.
What Is Vitamin C in Skincare?
When used in skincare, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can fight free radicals, visibly brighten, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and boost the skin’s firmness by jumpstarting collagen production.
You can spot vitamin C on an ingredient label in a few different forms. It may be listed as any of these: magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, L-ascorbic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, ascorbyl palmitate, ascorbyl glucosamine, and ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate. (More on the forms we use in our formulas below.)
The Benefits Of Vitamin C For Skin
As an antioxidant, VItamin C can help offset skin-damaging UV rays, pollution, dust, and debris by neutralizing free radicals. Vitamin C provides powerful anti-aging benefits to skin including:
Improving overall skin texture and appearance
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Minimizing the excess melanin productionthat can cause dark spots
- Providing antioxidant protection against free radicals including pollution and UV rays
- Promoting collagen production
- Visibly brightening and boosting skin radiance
How do Biossance’s Vitamin C Skincare Products Differ?
Three of our top-performing formulas – the
Treatment vs. Moisturizer vs. Oil
The primary way these three formulas differ is that they’re each designed to be used during different steps of your skincare routine. Our
On the other hand, our best-selling
2. The complementary ingredients create different results
Vitamin C’s benefits can be amplified and diversified depending on how concentrated it is and what other ingredients it’s paired with. For example, our
In this delicately balanced treatment, we use ethyl ascorbic acid, a unique shelf-stable form of vitamin C that’s known to be less irritating than other forms on the skin while still being highly effective. Our scientists found that a 10% dose of L-ascorbic acid is the ideal amount needed to deliver fast, powerful, long-lasting results.
3. Squalane plays a different role in each formula
Our sugarcane-derived squalane also plays quite a different role in these top-performing vitamin C formulas. In our
4. They’re all formulated to last
One key commonality between these three formulas is that they all feature shelf-stable forms of vitamin C. As popular as this ingredient is, it also has a tendency to break down quickly through a process know as oxidation. When vitamin C oxidizes, it loses its effectiveness and can also cause irritating side effects. Our scientists have specially formulated both of our vitamin C products to be extremely stable so that they can continue to provide clean, healthy, skin-loving no matter how fast or slow you may use them.
When To Use Vitamin C In Your Skincare Routine
Here’s some good news: Because our three vitamin C products work so differently, you don’t have to choose between one or the other. In fact, we actually recommend using them together during your AM and PM skincare routine.
Here’s an easy layering guide for using all three of our Vitamin C products in your skincare routine:
Morning Vitamin C Skincare Routine
Step 1: Cleanse with our
Step 2: Spritz your skin with our
Step 4: Apply our new
Evening Vitamin C Skincare Routine
Step 2: Spritz with
Step 3: Gently - but powerfully - reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots with our
Step 4: Deeply hydrate and nourish with our