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How To Make Vitamin C Serum: Understanding Your Skincare Products

If your skin needs a boost of brightness, you’ve come to the right place.

In this post, we’re diving into the fascinating world of serums – specifically vitamin C serum

A powerful brightening antioxidant, vitamin C is an ingredient that can benefit your skin in numerous ways. Its main claim to fame is its natural ability to reduce unevenness in your complexion, minimize the appearance of dark spots, and leave you with brighter, more youthful-looking skin.

Throughout this informative article, you’ll find helpful information about vitamin C serum, how it’s made, and how to use it. 

Whether you are an experienced veteran in the world of skincare, or if you’re a newcomer to taking care of your skin with natural ingredients, this post has information that you can use!

If you need a high-quality, highly potent vitamin C serum to include in your morning and evening beauty routine, goPure has you covered. Our brightening and evening serum is packed with antioxidants, including vitamin C. It’s the perfect serum to use twice daily to provide your skin with gentle, soothing moisture and nourishment.

Now, without further ado, let’s get started!

What is a Serum?

Serums are lightweight, liquid-based beauty products that are usually found in small dropper bottles. Formulated to be used in small amounts, serums typically have a very short list of ingredients. The main ingredients in a serum are highly concentrated – just a few drops of a serum will get you a major boost of its main ingredients.

You can use most serums multiple times per day, but others should be saved to be applied in the evening. Vitamin C serum is one skin treatment that can be used both in the morning and the evening. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin, and suitable for all skin types.

Serums that are better saved for a once-a-day application in the evening include exfoliators like glycolic acid and anti-aging ingredients like retinol. These serums are sometimes better to save for just a few applications per week to avoid potentially irritating your skin. 

Vitamin C Basics

  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are molecules that are highly beneficial for your hair, skin, and nails. 

  • As an antioxidant, vitamin C is a vital nutrient for your skin. When your skin gets the nutrients it needs, including vitamin C, it will look smoother, softer, and more youthful.

  • Antioxidants are all-natural skin care powerhouses. That means they can provide your skin with big benefits without any need for artificial additives. Synthetic fragrances, dyes, parabens, sulfates, and other artificial ingredients can all irritate your skin, and they can also have other negative effects on your body. To do the best for your skin and body, use all-natural ingredients like antioxidants!

What Other Ingredients Are in a Vitamin C Serum?

  • Ferulic acid. This natural ingredient is derived from the cell walls of plant seeds. Extracted from the seeds of wheat bran and multiple fruits, ferulic acid can help to protect your skin from showing signs of aging. Wrinkles, lines, dark spots, and other aging-related skin issues can all be minimized through the use of natural ingredients like ferulic acid.
  • Solumoist. Another natural ingredient that is extracted from seeds, solumoist can help to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. Like vitamin C, solumoist is an incredibly gentle ingredient that is perfect for sensitive skin.
  • The form of vitamin C in goPure’s vitamin C serum is Superox-C, a highly concentrated form of the antioxidant. Superox-C is a powerful form of vitamin C, and it is extracted from a plum that contains the highest concentration of vitamin C of any fruit on the planet!

Can You Make Your Own Vitamin C Serum?

While vitamin C serum contains minimal ingredients, it’s better to use goPure’s tried and true serum rather than trying your hand at making your own. 

If you want, you can use a facial oil that is naturally rich in vitamin C, such as argan oil or rosehip oil, instead of using a premade vitamin C serum. Facial oils can supply your skin with antioxidants and fatty acids in high quantities.

If you want to both brighten and moisturize your skin, a facial oil that contains vitamin C or a vitamin C serum are both great options. Natural oils like rosehip oil and argan oil are full of antioxidants and fatty acids, making them ideal for supplying your skin with nutrients and moisture.

What Can You Use Vitamin C Serum For?

Vitamin C serum can serve a variety of purposes in your skincare routine. Below are just a few of the potential uses for the serum in your morning and evening beauty regimen!

Brightening Your Skin

goPure’s Brighten and Even Serum contains vitamin C as one of its main ingredients. We formulated this serum with vitamin C because of the antioxidant’s brightening effect on skin!

If your skin has gotten too much sun exposure, you might find that your complexion looks dull and uneven. Exposure to UV rays can have a major negative effect on your complexion over the years, and decades of not applying sunscreen can leave you with noticeably sun-damaged skin. Fortunately, vitamin C serum can help to get your complexion back to looking bright, even, and youthful!

Dark spots are a common side effect of sun exposure. Known formally as hyperpigmentation, dark spots can show up on your skin if you get too much unprotected exposure to the sun’s UV rays. 

One of the best remedies for dark spots is a serum that contains vitamin C. The antioxidant’s brightening properties can work wonders for sun-damaged skin, and hyperpigmentation can be minimized through consistent use of products that contain vitamin C.

Reducing the Appearance of Acne Scars

Another common form of hyperpigmentation is dark spots left behind by acne. Breakouts can leave behind deep scarring that can take years to go away. Fortunately, the brightening power of vitamin C can be a huge help in treating acne scarring.

If you are dealing with mild to moderate acne scarring, a vitamin C serum can be a huge help. Acne scarring can take time to fade, but with the right ingredients, you can see major improvements over time.

For more severe acne scarring, use of retinol serum in addition to vitamin C can be helpful. Retinol can help to reduce the appearance of signs of aging as well, making it a perfect ingredient to pair with vitamin C. 

Minimize Wrinkles and Lines

Wrinkles, fine lines, and other telltale signs of aging can be frustrating, and they can take a toll on your confidence. It’s only natural to start seeing wrinkles appearing on your face as you age, and embracing the natural process of getting older is one of the keys to staying confident and comfortable in your own skin. 

However, it’s also incredibly helpful to take great care of your skin as you age, supplying it with the nutrients it needs to stay looking youthful. One of the best anti-aging ingredients to use on your skin is vitamin C!

In addition to brightening your skin and reducing the appearance of dark spots and scarring left behind by acne, vitamin C serum can also minimize signs of aging like wrinkles and lines.

How Do I Use Vitamin C Serum?

Serums are some of the most lightweight products you can apply to your skin. This means they are most effective when used early in your beauty regimen, followed by heavier products like moisturizer and sunscreen. 

To start out your morning and evening beauty routine, a gentle cleanser is ideal. 

Cleansing your skin before applying other products helps to get rid of makeup, dirt, or excess oil on your skin to help your beauty products work more effectively. goPure’s gentle vitamin C cleanser makes the perfect start to your morning and evening beauty regimens. 

After cleansing your skin, follow up your cleanser with a clarifying toner. Toner minimizes the appearance of your pores and pairs with cleanser to get rid of makeup and other residue on your skin. Toner can be the last product you apply to your skin before serums.

Following cleanser and toner, you can apply a few drops of vitamin C serum to your face, spreading it evenly with your fingers. 

Follow up goPure’s Brighten and Even Serum with our brightening vitamin C moisturizer in the morning and retinol cream at night to keep your complexion looking and feeling incredible. 

You can wrap up your AM skincare routine with a mineral-based sunscreen to prevent sunburns, dark spots, and irritation caused by UV rays.

goPure’s beauty products make skin care as clean and simple as possible! You can include our brighten and even serum, which has a high concentration of vitamin C, in your morning and evening beauty routines to give your skin a youthful glow, even as you age.

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