Unlocking the secret of radiant skin: What make Vitamin C a skin saviour

Unlocking the secret of radiant skin: What make Vitamin C a skin saviour

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In the journey of healthy skin, Vitamin C seems to be a golden key that unlocks may benefits. This do-it-all ingredient is a holy grail for skincare enthusiasts and professionals alike. A great skin brightener and even greater antioxidant, Vitamin C seems to be the secret to radiant skin.

But, its significance is above surface-level beauty. Indeed, Vitamin C does unseen work deep down the skin, offering protection and regeneration.

If you are still in doubt whether to add a Vitamin C serum to your skincare routine (and what specific product), allow us to guide you. In this article, Maya Vu a master esthetician and founder of Mavian Beauty, shares comprehensive answers to all of your questions. 

How does vitamin C work?

Vitamin C is an essential ingredient required for several processes in the skin, but we can’t produce it on our own. In the words of Maya, founder of Mavian Beauty, ‘The process of collagen synthesis can’t happen without vitamin C.´ In fact, one of the main benefits of Vitamin C is boosting collagen production and preventing collagen destruction due to UV rays. That’s why incorporating a Vitamin C serum in the morning can prevent premature aging of the skin.

To understand better how UV rays and oxidative stress affect you, just leave a slice of apple on your counter. It turns brown in minutes. For the sake of our little experiment, add a few drops of Vitamin C’ Beautify Serum by Mavian Beauty and see how the slice of the apple remains fresh. That’s the wonder that Vitamin C does to our skin.

Vitamin C is used to impede melanin production, explains Maya”. “Melanin is the pigment responsible for skin color. By inhibiting melanin production, vitamin C can help fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation.”

Benefits of Vitamin C for the skin

  1. Great antioxidant properties. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals and prevents them from damaging the skin. Free oxygen radicals, from air pollution or UV rays, can damage the skin by altering the DNA of skin cells. Over time, these free radicals cause premature aging manifested in dullness, fine lines and wrinkles.
  2. Protects against sun damage. In combination with sunscreen in the morning, Vitamin C protects the skin from UV rays by reducing oxidative stress.
  3. Fades dark spots and brightens the skin. Vitamin C prevents melanin production and can fade existing hyperpigmentation.
  4. Increases collagen production. Vitamin C boosts collagen synthesis and prevents collagen degradation reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  5. Reduces redness. It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps calm irritated skin.
  6. Hydrating and brightening.

Are there any side effects?

Vitamin C is generally safe to use. As Maya, the founder of Mavian Beauty states: “Vitamin C serums are great for any skin type, from acne-prone skin to aging skin, oily to dry skin”.

However, many Vitamin C serums in the market contain high concentrations of L-Ascorbic acid, which can potentially irritate the skin, so choose wisely.

Vitamin C should not be used with direct acids like BHAs or AHAs. Maya emphasizes that “Vitamin C is an acid, too, and is unstable, so the pH balance will be thrown off by layering these ingredients together and might as well be useless.”

What sets Mavian vitamin C' Beautify Serum apart?

Typically, Vitamin C serums are formulated with pure Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) in concentrations ranging from 10-20. However, pure Vitamin C, besides being highly unstable, it’s water-soluble. This means that it’s poorly absorbed by the skin and its benefits are limited.

Vitamin C’ Beautify Serum by Mavian Beauty is formulated with 3% tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (THD Ascrobate), a derivate of Vitamin C. THD Ascorbate is a more stable form of ascorbic acid and oil-soluble. This unique characteristic allows it to penetrate the skin’s lipid barrier and deliver the benefits of Vitamin C into the deeper layers of the skin.

Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate has the same antioxidant properties as pure vitamin C, fights signs of aging, promotes collagen and brightens skin complexion. Moreover, it’s suitable even for sensitive skin types.

The Mavian Vitamin C’ Beautify Serum is meticulously crafted with Vitamin E and ferulic acid offering a triple action against oxidative stress, wrinkles, dullness and dehydration. Beta-glucan hydrates and it’s particularly beneficial for individuals with dry or dehydrated skin, while rosemary extract is packed with antioxidants and research shows that it has anti-bacterial properties making it helpful for acne-prone skin.

How to use Mavian Beauty's
Vitamin C?

“Vitamin C gets absorbed into skin most effectively after cleansing- emphasizes Maya. “Apply it in the morning, after cleansing for best results. Allow it to be absorbed before applying a moisture lotion, SPF and your makeup. In the evening, mix a dose with your go-to night moisturizer, or layer a Vitamin C serum beneath it for a boost.”

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