What better time to bring out our seasonal rotation than fall? The fall and winter time calls for an extra hydration boost. If that sounds like you, consider a supercharged vitamin C serum. Not only is the vitamin C serum effective for brightening up a dull complexion and erasing sun spots, it is the gold standard of ingredients. Read on to get familiar with the powerhouse antioxidant that is essential for any robust skincare strategy and find out how to get the most of your vitamin C serum.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT CONCENTRATION
The first step is to identify the right concentration for your skin type as this is essential to how effective your topical vitamin C will be. As you start to integrate vitamin C serums to your skincare routine, dermatologists recommend starting with a low concentration of 10% and increase to 15% or 20% as tolerated.
CHOOSE A SERUM
If you’re looking for a high concentration of actives, look no further than a serum. Serums are the most common form of delivery for vitamin C — they keep ingredients stable and enhance penetration through the outer skin layer. And for that extra hydration boost, combine your vitamin C with vitamin E, ferulic Acid, vitamin B, and hyaluronic acid. Vitamin C and E pair well together as they are both antioxidants that boost and stabilize both ingredients in fighting free radical damage and collagen production.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PH BALANCE
Absorption of a vitamin C is largely contingent on its pH level. If you have normal skin, look for one with a low pH of approximately 3.5 for optimal absorption. If you have sensitive skin, you should use a formula with a pH of 5 to 6. This is the skin's natural pH and will not be as irritating.
Don’t know where to start? Start with our DoubleDose Vitamin C Serum.