Say Hello To Glow! Why Vitamin C Belongs In Your Everyday Skincare Routine
March 16, 2022
by Amanda Etkind
Brighten up your skin with a powerhouse skincare ingredient vitamin C
Skincare can be difficult to navigate. With the seemingly endless ingredients out there with various benefits and functions, it can be challenging to decipher which ones are right for your skin. But if there’s one ingredient that’s pretty universal and easy to understand, it’s vitamin C. You get it from your morning OJ or afternoon snack of strawberries, but this ingredient also does wonders for skin beyond just brightening. This powerful antioxidant protects, defends, and fortifies your complexion to give you bright, healthy skin. But there’s so much more to it than just that. Curious to learn more? Read on for the full deets on everything you need to know about what vitamin C is, its benefits, and how to incorporate it into your routine—plus the Goodhabit product that features this all-star ingredient.
What Is Vitamin C
Basically, vitamin C is a must-have nutrient that aids in growth and repairs tissues inside the body, especially our skin. While we don’t produce it ourselves, this is a vital ingredient we need for a healthy immune system and growth functions. That’s why we ingest it through fruits and veggies that are naturally rich in the vitamin and use it topically in skincare specifically serums, masks, moisturizers, toners, and more. While the most common and potent form is
L-ascorbic acid, this mighty ingredient comes in several forms including Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which is what we use in our Goodhabit products that contain vitamin C.
How It Works
This potent antioxidant works to neutralize free radicals to protect it against skin damage or premature signs of aging. It shields the skin from environmental stressors like ultraviolet light and pollution. Additionally, it helps to promote collagen production all while brightening dark spots, discoloration, and your overall skin tone to revitalize it for a healthy-looking glow. While there are different forms of vitamin C and various concentrations, the main benefits work wonders for evening-out skin tone for a radiant complexion.
How To Incorporate It In Your Routine
There’s definitely a debate about when to use the product, but honestly, it kind of depends. If you’re using it in serum form it’s best to use it in the mornings as it amplifies the protective benefits of your SPF. You’ll want to be wary to reapply your sunscreen often, and watch out for any signs of sensitivity. Another thing to note is not to use any benzoyl peroxide and retinol at the same time as they can deactivate the vitamin C’s benefits and irritate the skin. As a treatment, anything goes. If you’re looking for one that provides instant brightening effects then our Glow On Enzyme Mask ($45) is absolutely the one to try. It features a blend of lactic, malic, and phytic acids along with a brightening fruit enzyme blend that’s rich in vitamin C and antioxidants plus our form of vitamin C Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (THD ascorbate). This powerful mix gently yet effectively exfoliates the skin, visibly clears out pores, evens out texture and tone, and breaks apart dryness and dullness. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (THD ascorbate) is a stable form of vitamin C that is known to be 50X as powerful as standard L-ascorbic acid.
Now that you’ve gone back to basics on the benefits of vitamin C, you can now determine how you plan to incorporate it into your routine. Have more skincare questions? Be sure to follow us @Goodhabitskin for all the latest and greatest ingredients, products, and application tips.