When you were young and felt like you were getting a cold, your parents may have suggested you drink orange juice. Have you ever wondered why? Orange juice is an excellent source of Vitamin C. When incorporated into your diet, Vitamin C has a host of benefits, including boosting your immune system.
However, Vitamin C also has a range of benefits when applied topically as a part of your daily skincare routine. This article explores those benefits and introduces you to a brand new product featuring this multi-beneficial vitamin.
What Is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also referred to as Ascorbic Acid and L-Ascorbic Acid, is a vitamin found in plants, fruits and leafy vegetables or made synthetically. Contrary to popular belief, Vitamin C isn’t necessarily a “cure” for the common cold. Still, the benefits of Vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems and eye disease. In its topical form, Vitamin C is known to help improve the look of skin tone and texture.
3 Benefits of Vitamin C for Your Skin
While you can undoubtedly incorporate Vitamin C into your diet, topical Vitamin C is more potent. When applied topically, this vitamin can help:
- Diminish the appearance of fine lines for firm, youthful-looking skin
- Boost skin’s defense against free radicals caused by UV exposure
- Reduce the look of hyperpigmentation and brown spots, to even out skin tone and enhance skin radiance
Your parents weren’t entirely wrong when they promoted Vitamin C as “good for you.” However, they may not have been aware of the multitude of benefits it can have for your skin! Ready to give topical Vitamin C a try and see the results for yourself? There are a host of serums and cleansers boasting Vitamin C just waiting for you.
Urban Skin Rx® Launches New Product Featuring Vitamin C
If you’re on our mailing list or following us on Instagram, you may have heard that we’ve recently launched a new product, the Resurfacing Vitamin C Cleansing Bar! The only cleansing bar of its kind to join our Pro Strength™ collection. This soon-to-be Vitamin C favorite is a multi-tasking cleansing bar that contains a powerhouse of ingredients formulated to smooth, resurface and brighten a dull complexion.
The ingredient spotlight includes:
L-Ascorbic Acid is a powerful form of Vitamin C that brightens skin and reduces the look of hyperpigmentation, discoloration, aging skin and sun damage.
2.5% Niacinamide improves the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, texture, and redness caused by blemishes, sun damage and other skin irritants.
Lactic Acid exfoliates and reduces the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone. Restores and boosts the skin’s moisture levels.
Raspberry Seed Oil provides antioxidant benefits that help fight free radicals, contributing to uneven skin tone (this ingredient also gives the bar its color).
Kojic Acid exfoliates dead skin cells and improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Like our other cult-favorite cleansing bars, this product works as a 3-in-1 cleanser, exfoliator and mask. It also helps smooth rough skin texture, visibly brightening a dull complexion, improving the look of discoloration and the appearance of aging skin and pore size.
How to use: Moisten the enclosed sponge with warm water and rub across the cleansing bar to create a creamy lather. Gently massage onto face using small circular motions, allowing the lather to remain on the face for one to two minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and gently pat skin dry.
glowgetter™ Pro-Tips: Eye sensitivity can occur; avoid directly cleansing the eye area. It can be used to cleanse the skin both morning and night. It can also be used as a mask and left on for up to three minutes before being rinsed off. Sensitive skin types should only use one time per day.
For other information on skincare essentials, tips, and products, check out the Glow-Up Guide often!