Most of us associate Vitamin C with juicy, sweet oranges, but there’s a new form of Vitamin C fabness making its mark on the beauty scene right now – Vitamin C facials.
We all need Vitamin C in our bodies to help our cells and skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage stay healthy.As well as oranges, Vitamin C can be found in lots of fruit and veg, including strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli and sprouts. Adults (19 to 64-year-olds) need 40mg of it every day.1
So that’s the food/dietary side of Vitamin C, but what about the beauty side?
While we’re on the subject of Vitamin C serums, it’s worth noting that not all of them are created equal, e.g. some contain more Vitamin C or different forms of it than others. The most effective Vitamin C serums tend to:
Some Vitamin C facials can involve double cleansing, a lymphatic drainage massage, exfoliation, steam and extraction, a pro-collagen mask treatment and layering with high potency Vitamin C products.However, it’s worth flagging here that while Vitamin C is a M.A.J.O.R miracle worker, it doesn’t always get along with everybody’s skin and can sometimes cause redness and irritation. If you have sensitive skin or if you’ve already tried Vitamin C and your skin’s not been the happiest, you should consult a dermatologist or may want to book in for a facial that uses Vitamin C alternatives, such as Niacinamide, Indian Ginseng, Carotenoids, Viniferine and Alpha Arbutin.5 There’s Vitamin C skincare and Vitamin C facials, but combined, you have all the power of Vit C and facials all rolled into one bundle of beauty brilliance. For more on the power of Vitamin C skincare read, ‘What’s the big deal about Vitamin C for skin?’
Last Updated: 13th October 2020