Let’s talk vitamin C serum! I don’t know where I get this concept from I am now middle-aged and it’s time to stock up on wrinkle cream but yes.
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Maybe not quite middle-aged but I always said I wanted to begin a proper skin care regimen when I crossed over into my thirties and come out of cake soap life (LOL) and I’ve been experimenting with different creams, cleansers, toners and moisturizers for a couple of years now.
In this post you'll find:
Why You Need a Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C serums have become increasingly popular in skincare routines due to their numerous benefits for the skin. Packed with antioxidants and potent skincare properties, vitamin C serums can help transform the complexion and promote a healthy, radiant appearance. Here are a few benefits my dermatologist tells me I’ll receive by incorporating a vitamin C serum into my skincare regimen:
Powerful antioxidant protection
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can lead to premature aging. By neutralizing free radicals, vitamin C helps to minimize oxidative stress and reduce the signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness.
Brightens and evens out skin tone
Vitamin C has skin-brightening properties that can help fade dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. It inhibits the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for dark spots, resulting in a more even and radiant complexion. Regular use of vitamin C serums can help achieve a brighter, more luminous skin tone.
Boosts collagen production
Vitamin C plays a crucial role in collagen synthesis, a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. By stimulating collagen production, vitamin C serums help improve skin firmness, elasticity, and overall texture. This can lead to a more youthful, plump appearance and reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
Enhances skin hydration
Vitamin C serums can also contribute to better skin hydration. They help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, preventing water loss and maintaining optimal hydration levels. Hydrated skin appears smoother, softer, and more supple.
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Fades acne scars and supports healing
Vitamin C serums have been found to promote wound healing and fade acne scars. The serum’s ability to increase collagen production aids in the repair and regeneration of damaged skin cells, leading to improved skin texture and reduced visibility of acne scars.
Protects against sun damage
While vitamin C is not a substitute for sunscreen, it can provide an added layer of protection against the harmful effects of UV radiation. Vitamin C has been shown to help neutralize free radicals induced by sun exposure, minimizing the risk of sun damage and supporting the skin’s natural defense mechanisms.
When incorporating a vitamin C serum into your skincare routine, consider the following tips for optimal results:
- Look for serums with stable forms of vitamin C, such as ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, or tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate.
- Store your vitamin C serum in a cool, dark place to maintain its potency.
- Apply the serum onto clean, dry skin and allow it to absorb fully before applying other products.
- Start with a lower concentration of vitamin C and gradually increase if your skin tolerates it well.
- Use the serum in the morning to maximize its antioxidant protection and skin-brightening effects.
In summary, incorporating a vitamin C serum into your skincare routine can provide a range of benefits, including antioxidant protection, brightened complexion, collagen boost, improved hydration, faded acne scars, and enhanced sun protection. With its ability to address multiple skin concerns, vitamin C serums are a valuable addition to any skincare regimen, helping you achieve healthier, more radiant skin.
Enter Eve Hansen’s Vitamin C Serum
I went on Amazon one day looking for something to brighten my skin and help even it out because I think I suffer from patchy skin although not too bad. I also wanted something that would maybe help to brighten under my eyes which are always puffy.
After pouring over reviews, ingredient lists and various promises by each brand I settled on the Eve Hansen’s Vitamin C Serum which at the time I am writing this post, I just finished my second 2oz bottle.
Therefore, I feel very qualified to endorse this product, which I purchased by the way, this post isn’t sponsored. Just love the product!
Eve Hansen’s Vitamin C Serum contains 20% Vitamin C with 11% Hyaluronic Acid along with other proven anti-aging ingredients such as Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, and Organic Jojoba Oil. Vitamin C has played a vital role in anti-aging skin care for centuries.
When added to your daily routine, vitamin C provides a range of benefits, from evening out your skin tone, shielding skin from pollution, significantly improving hydration, and keeping your skin looking younger, longer!
Do I believe it? I definitely think the serum has done its part to even out my skin. There have been days where I’m looking in the mirror thinking “hmmm, looking quite vibrant today Irie” and I’m actually loving my skin tone these days.
I like that it also claims to be anti-ageing so it’s working on preventing anything before it happens. I’ve heard great things about hyaluronic acid when it comes to sloughing off dead skin and revealing brighter, more even skin tone and I do love that it has jojoba oil as well.
Why I Call It a Night Serum
Even though it says it’s good for use morning and night and there are definitely days that I use it twice per day as instructed, I tend to not use it in the daytime. Especially if I’m planning on being barefaced as the serum plus my moisturizer is a greasy, oily situation waiting to happen in this Jamaican heat.
Don’t get me wrong, on its own it’s not oily at all. The night serum is not tacky or greasy but you can see a slight film left on the face as if you used a light oil as a moisturizer. This plus a cream or oil based moisturizer can be a lot.
It goes well under makeup, however, so if you’re planning on putting any on then the serum won’t affect you. Just wait a few minutes for it to be absorbed before application.
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Now that my second bottle is finished, I’ve been wondering if I should try something else? I know, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but, *peers over on neighbour’s green grass*
There are other serums in the Eve Hansen line that also look good. The Retinol Vitamin A Anti-Aging Serum promises:
- Delivers immediate nourishment and moisture, making your skin glow!
- Helps to minimize the fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes by stimulating collagen production.
- Suitable for all skin types, including dry, oily, damaged, sensitive, and breakout and acne-prone skin.
I like! What do you think? And do you have a serum you’re currently using? What do you recommend? If not, definitely give this one a try, I love!
I did end up trying the above product and went right back to the original once. I just liked it better overall. But now that I’m in my 40s? I’ve moved on!