4th February 2016

5 Reasons Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C

Brighten, tighten & boost your skin's natural collagen production with the most stable form of Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid.
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but just in case you didn’t know, a non invasive injection of vitamin C into your skincare can also keep the naughty free radicals that harm your skin at bay too. I’m talking city pollution, environmental damage and the big one, skin-damaging remnants of passive smoking. We’ve all heard that these troublesome irritants are known to cause premature ageing, unwanted breakouts and lack-lustre complexions. But are we doing enough to prevent these unhealthy toxins having a negative effect on our skin?

Interesting fact alert: vitamin C can’t be stored in the body, so we MUST try and pack it into our diet and skincare, so we can reap the beautifying benefits of this super vitamin. Believe it or not, this antioxidant is known to treat a multitude of skin care issues, so it’s about time you hang up your fad concerns – vitamin C is for everybody! So, join me in finding out 5 reasons why your skin needs this powerhouse supplement…


This DHC Essence contains 8% Vitamin C to brighten and tighten your complexion.

Breaker Tiny1) Protection

Vitamin C is completely necessary to keep skin cells happy, healthy and radiant. It’s famed for its defensive properties, especially against harmful free radicals, DNA damage – and for the spring chickens – pre-mature aging. Adding this powerhouse ingredient into your routine can really help to shield your complexion for any nasty aggressors that could be harming your complexion.

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Perfect for all skin types, the DHC Vitamin C Essence is a simple and effective way to reap the benefits of Vitamin C in your routine. Researchers have proven that the even the lowest levels of vitamin C (0.6%) are proving to be efficacious, this super-hero essence contains over 8%  of the magic stuff!


Did you know? It only take the REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial 60 seconds to instantly transofrm the texture, and tone of your skin!

Breaker Tiny2) Maintenance

If you’re looking to re-balance your complexion and give your collagen production a big boost, vitamin C is where it’s at. Renowned for its anti-aging properties, Vitamin C ensures the bonds of the connective tissue in your complexion remain strong, therefore making your complexion more bouncy, less saggy and even more beautiful.

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A must have to keep in the beauty cupboard for when your skin needs a rejuvenation session, the REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial instantly removes any remnants of high fatigue and dull undertones in your complexion with its water reactive vitamin c properties. In only 60 seconds, your skin feels revitalized, radiant and re-invigorated – need!


A daily dose of vitamin C for your complexion, the Institut Esthederm Intensive Vitamine C Cream effectively targets exsisting wrinkles and dark spots.

Breaker Tiny3) Healing Powers

A key player in the regeneration game, one of Vitamin C’s major magic powers includes its ability to reduce inflammation and irritation by stimulation your complexion’s fibroblasts. Minus the science class, when you apply vitamin C to your complexion, fibroblasts divide to encourage their migration around the injured area, resulting in quicker repair. This is perfect for any uncomfortable lesions that may appear on the skin such as inflammatory acne, cuts, milia or even sun damage.

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A must-have for your daily dose of radiance, the efficient Institut Esthederm Intensive Vitamine C Cream contains two stable derivatives of vitamin C that get straight to work protecting, hydrating and brightening your complexion!


See visible results of brighter, tighter and more radiant skin with the NIOD Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid 30% Network after just three days.

Breaker Tiny4) Radiance

You can’t expect to have a glowing complexion without incorporating a little vitamin C into your diet or skincare routine. A complete essential in the skin elasticity synthesis mix, reparative vitamin C works hard to mend the tears and re-build the breaks in collagen production to help reverse the wrinkle formulation process.

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If you’re looking for a serious brown spot and acne fading solution, the NIOD Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid 30% Network contains L-Ascorbic Acid, which  is one of the highest researched derivatives of the superstar vitamin C ingredient. Formulated to tick all of the glow-boosting boxes, this intensive treatment is a complete necessity for those looking for proficient results. One last thing, don’t forget to use your SPF when using vitamin C. Keep the lid on your product too as the integrity of the active ingredients tends to decline quickly!


Enriched with vitamins A,C,D and E, the Ole Henriksen Vitamin Plus is the perfect day cream for normal/combination skin types.

Breaker Tiny5) Inhibit Bacteria Growth

As if vitamin C doesn’t have enough super powers! It turns out this powerhouse can also banish acne-causing bacteria, too! So if you’re complexion is partial to the odd breakout, adding a touch of this clarifying agent to your routine could work miracles for you and your confidence.

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If you suffer with unwanted blemishes, the Ole Henriksen Vitamin Plus Day Cream is a great way to start waving goodbye to temperamental skin issues! Formulated to regulate oil and mattify shine, this lightweight moisturiser is packed full of powerful anti oxidants to balance and clear your complexion with a healthy mix of vitamins, A,C,D & E!


Over to you!

What are your thoughts? Are you a vitamin C convert? If so, let’s have a chat over on Twitter. I’d love to hear all about your thoughts and experiences with this super skincare ingredient!

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