Is there anything vitamin C can’t do? Well, certainly, but it’s still a pretty amazing ingredient.
Not only is vitamin C vital to our everyday nutrition, it is also becoming a daily necessity for skin care fanatics everywhere. And when you pair it with hyaluronic acid, you’ve got an ideal combination.
Vitamin C benefits
In the skin care world, vitamin C is a powerhouse, playing both offense and defense. When used correctly, it reduces the appearance of current signs of damage—think crow’s feet, smile lines and other wrinkles—and it helps prevent the appearance of future signs of damage.
“Vitamin C is clinically proven to help strengthen the skin’s vital support network, reduce the appearance expression lines and provide antioxidant protection from free radical damage,” said Jason Rothouse, a principal research scientist for the Artistry™ beauty brand.
What does vitamin C do?
Vitamin C is one of the strongest and best antioxidants ever discovered. Antioxidants fight against stressors like free radicals. Free radicals from sources like pollution, environmental impacts and stress age your skin.
Antioxidants neutralize those free radicals to help skin look its best now and in the future. Vitamin C helps strengthen your skin’s support network, helping to keep it flexible and resistant to wrinkles.
A vitamin C treatment should be part of your morning skin care routine right alongside cleansing, toning, moisturizing and sunscreen.
What does hyaluronic acid do?
Hyaluronic acid, or HA, already exists in our skin, but its levels decrease as we age. It’s known for its plumping and moisturizing abilities.
It works two ways. It delivers immediate plumping in the upper levels of the skin and also penetrates deep in the skin’s surface, keeping it hydrated and flexible.
The HA in Artistry™ Intensive Skincare Advanced Vitamin C + HA Treatment is a dual action HA blend that includes acerola cherry extract. It provides a hydration boost, giving skin a younger, smoother and more plumped appearance.
How to use vitamin C serum
Something to note about vitamin C and skin care: Vitamin C starts losing its effectiveness if it’s exposed to light and oxygen. To prevent this from happening, look for products in airtight packaging and store your serums in a cool place away from direct light.
For example, Artistry™ Intensive Skincare Advanced Vitamin C + HA Treatment comes with an innovative activating cap—keeping the vitamin C sealed and fresh until you’re ready to start using it. Once the cap is twisted onto the bottle to mix the vitamin C with the serum, it will be at maximum potency for the 30-day treatment.
If any of your vitamin C serums start to look yellow, it doesn’t mean it’s harmful. But it does mean your vitamin C has deoxidized and is starting to lose its effectiveness. So make sure you use it every day of your 30-day treatment to get the most out of your serum!