You’ve probably already heard about the importance of getting enough Vitamin C – but did you know there’s so much more to it than just eating citrus fruit! Vitamin C can also be a great topical treatment to bring out the best in your skin thanks to its natural benefits. And with Garnier’s great range of Vitamin C products, your skin can get its daily dose no problem!
Why is Vitamin C Good for Skin?
It’s an Antioxidant
The word “antioxidant” is listed as a benefit on many products, but what does it actually mean? Antioxidants are your best defence against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that run rogue in the body and can cause damage to cells – including skin cells. This instability results from their odd number of electrons. Antioxidants have spare electrons which they give to free radicals to stabilise them and help reduce unwanted effects. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, meaning it’s great for protecting your skin from natural and environmental stressors, such as sun damage.
It Encourages Collagen Production
Vitamin C is naturally acidic – which may sound like a risky thing to be putting on your face but hear us out. This acidity stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are two important proteins that can help your skin preserve its youthful appearance. Collagen can help fill out your skin cells, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while elastin helps boost your skin’s ability to snap back into shape after it’s stretched. Whilst benefitting the shape and texture of your skin, these proteins can also help improve strength and encourage repair.
It Inhibits Melanin Production
Melanin is what gives skin its tone or pigment. However, when the skin produces excessive amounts of melanin in certain areas, it can lead to something called hyperpigmentation. This appears as dark spots on the skin and can develop an uneven skin tone. More often this occurs from sun exposure, however it can also be impacted by age. Vitamin C is believed to inhibit melanin production, which can mean a reduction in the appearance of dark spots and help maintain an even skin tone over time.
Meet Garnier’s Vitamin C Skin Products
Excited to introduce Vitamin C skincare into your regime? Great, Garnier have got you covered with a round-up of some of their favourite Vitamin C skin products.
Vitamin C Brightening and Anti Darkspot Serum
The Vitamin C Anti-Dark Spot Serum is enriched with a potent mix of [3.5%] vitamin C*, niacinamide & salicylic acid, to reduce the appearance of dark spots and enhance glow, along with lemon extract, a powerful superfood well known for its brightening properties. The formula has been carefully blended to provide dark-spot action without being heavy or greasy on the skin. The Garnier serum leaves skin looking brighter and feeling fresh.
Garnier Brightening & Super Hydrating Vitamin C Sheet Mask
Want hydrated, glowing skin in 15 minutes? Our Vitamin C Sheet Mask is enriched with Vitamin C* and Hyaluronic Acid to give your skin a fast glow up.
This mask contains the quantity of one bottle of serum**. The hydrating vegan formula*** is infused with vitamin C* and hyaluronic acid for an instant boost of radiance. Suitable for sensitive skin.
*Vitamin C derivative. **Based on the amount of a 28ml serum.*** No animal derived ingredients or by-products.