Hi Klevies! It is no secret that vitamin C serum is one of the most popular skincare products. Vitamin C serum is popular because of its high antioxidant content and how it offers several benefits all at once.
Some of the benefits of vitamin C serum that you need to know include brightening, disguising acne scars and hyperpigmentation, stimulating collagen production, tightening the skin, accelerating wound healing, and protecting the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Are you interested in trying it, Klevies?
Well, before you try it, know these “cheat sheets” of ingredients combination that you need to know to use vitamin C serum properly!
Vitamin C + Hyaluronic Acid
Not only can they be used together, but vitamin C and hyaluronic acid can also maximize your skincare routine. Each ingredient has the ability to brighten and hydrate the skin. When combined, both are able to increase the effectiveness of the benefits of each ingredient. A study even shows that vitamin C and hyaluronic acid formulas can reduce the appearance of fine lines and rough skin texture.
Vitamin C + Niacinamide
The use of serum vitamin C together with niacinamide was once a hot debate among skincare users. However, vitamin C serum is actually safe to combine with niacinamide. This combination is even able to brighten the face, even out skin tone, reduce signs of aging, to disguise black spots.
Vitamin C + Sunscreen
The content of vitamin C itself is rich in antioxidants that can help fight free radicals and prevent damage from UV rays. When used together, both can work as anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory, strengthen the skin barrier, and treat hyperpigmentation.
If the three combinations above are able to optimize the benefits of each ingredient, now we will explain the combination of the ingredients that you need to use carefully.
Vitamin C + Retinol
It is undeniable that these two ingredients are known to be effective in improving skin texture and slowing down signs of aging. However, it should be noted that the combination of vitamin C and retinol often cause irritation to the skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. To prevent irritation, there should be a gap between vitamin C and retinol, using vitamin C in the morning and retinol at night would be much better to do.
Vitamin C + AHA/BHA
Although these two ingredients are a mainstay in skin care, vitamin C and AHA/BHA are not recommended to be used together because both have an exfoliating effect that triggers irritation to the skin. The best-recommended way is to use vitamin C during the day and AHA/BHA at night 2-3 times a week.
After knowing some of the benefits of a combination of vitamin C, make sure you choose the right vitamin C serum. Kleveru Vitamin C 10% Ferulic Serum is the right choice with the formulation of three types of high antioxidants (10% Vitamin C, Ferulic Acid, and Sea Buckthorn) which are stable and safe for all skin types, even for beginners.
So Klevies, among the combinations of vitamin C above, which one attracts your curiosity the most?