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Benefits of Vitamin C for Your Skin

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"What should i use to fade dark spots?" This is a question i receive all the time and i always recommend my favourite superstar ingredient, Vitamin C


First, i want to share the photos of some of our happy customers (thank YOU for sending in your progress pictures)!


Fade Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (dark spots caused by break outs)
Before & After (2 weeks)


Before & After (2 Weeks)


Before & After (2 weeks) 


Excellent for fading Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) / Erythema (PIE). Dark spots (red/brown) caused by break outs.


Benefits of Vitamin C in Your Skin Care Routine

When added to your daily routine, vitamin C provides a range of benefits, from evening out your skin tone, shielding skin from the visible impacts of pollution, significantly improving hydration, and keeping your skin looking younger, longer!
  •  Fights free radical damage for smooth, healthy skin
  •  Brightens skin, fades dark spots and defends against photo damage
  •  Helps minimize freckles and excess pigmentation
  •  Encourages collagen and elastin production to prevent fine lines and         wrinkles


While vitamin C is extremely effective, you'll only see results if you're using it correctly. So how should you use it? 


I like to use it in a Toner or Serum immediately after cleansing. If you are using a Vitamin C Serum (eg. 20% concentration), add wait time of 20 min to allow the Vitamin C to work on your skin before you layer other products. 


Your routine should be like this...
Low PH Gentle Cleanser > Toner > Vitamin C Serum (wait 20 min) > Hydrating Serum > Moisturizer > *Sunscreen 
Can be used 1-2 times a day. 
*AM only


Why do I have to wait?
Waiting is good so as to avoid different pH levels of the products to “cancel out” each other. For example, when you apply Vitamin C it lowers your skin’s pH level to approx 3.5 - our skin’s pH level is 5.5 so when you apply the Vitamin C serum you want it to do its job until your skin readjusts itself back to 5.5 (which take approx. 20min) 
Different forms of Vitamin C
Although ascorbic acid is definitely an outstanding form of vitamin C, there are other forms that are more stable and do not "turn bad" as fast (when compared to pure ascorbic acid). Those forms include sodium ascorbyl phosphateascorbyl palmitateretinyl ascorbatetetrahexyldecyl ascorbatemagnesium ascorbyl phosphate, and ascorbyl glucoside. You'll want to look out for those skin brightening ingredients in your serum, toner or moisturizer!


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