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Will Vitamin C Serum Dry Out My Skin?

We are all most likely aware of the health benefits of having a diet high in vitamin C. Your mother probably told you when you were young to drink your orange juice, or gave you a vitamin C supplement to help amp up your immune system when you started showing signs of a cold. 

These are things we know to do to heal our body on the inside, but vitamin C is a powerhouse when it comes to supporting your body's largest organ located on the outside: your skin. Especially the skin on your face.

Yes! It’s true! Vitamin C can help rejuvenate and support your skin in many ways you might not even be aware of, and there are actually a plethora of products with this always popular ingredient. 

The Hype

If you pay attention to beauty blogs and skin care websites then you have probably already heard of the cult favorite: Vitamin C Serum

Let’s begin to explore the world of vitamin C in the role of skin care, and its star performer, the Vitamin C Serum. First, let's start with what the benefits of the powerful antioxidant Vitamin C are when it comes to skin care.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an incredibly powerful antioxidant that protects your skin from environmental stressors while also working to rejuvenate and brighten your overall complexion. 

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When it comes to the skin in particular, vitamin C can serve as a barrier to hazardous toxins and air pollutants. Vitamin C is also very acidic, which gives it actual skin-promoting characteristics. 

When applied to the skin topically in a serum form, it actually has the ability to promote the elasticity and firmness of the skin, helping it to look full, plump, and tight, conveying a youthful presence or glow. 

The benefit of using a serum on your face daily is that serums really work because of how concentrated they are. Skin care gurus and dermatologists alike can agree that serums just absorb better and tend to work faster than creams and toners. 

Here are the benefits of our specific vitamin C serum (when used correctly):

  • Helps fight the appearance of dark spots and sun damage
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Gives you a glow
  • Ferulic acid fights against environmental stressors, and has anti-aging benefits like reducing the appearance of age spots and wrinkles
  • Benefits people with all skin types 
  • Fast absorption time 
  • Highly concentrated active ingredients

This particular vitamin C serum is a heavy weight in its class and will not leave your skin irritated or dried out. That’s because proper consideration was taken concerning what other ingredients would work well with this specific formula.

A potent serum formula is only effective if mixed with the right corresponding ingredients, and the combinations used to make each unique formula can vary from company to company. 

The Best Ingredient Pairings in a Vitamin C Serum 

The vitamin C serum from goPure works because it is paired with other antioxidants and nutrients that help enhance its effects.

Ferulic acid boosts the visible results from the vitamin C and makes sure the product stays stable. Ferulic acid is an antioxidant that’s main job is to advance and enhance the effects of similar antioxidants on its team. Ferulic acid has anti-aging properties that intuitively strive to protect skin purity by lessening the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, age spots, and wrinkles over time. 

Jojoba oil acts as an eco-friendly occlusive ingredient when used in skin care and can calm and soothe skin, as well as reduce the appearance of redness on irritated skin. Even being an oil, jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, which means that it will not clog your pores like some other occlusive oils.

Vitamin E, or tocopheryl acetate, is another antioxidant commonly paired with vitamin C in a serum to give the skin a more youthful appearance, and the vitamin has also been shown to reduce some of the common signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. When this combination of vitamins E and C is used topically in a serum it can help restore sun-damaged skin back to a healthy appearance, and can aid in reduced visibility of scars and burns.

Green tea is another antioxidant often paired with vitamin C to enhance the effectiveness of a serum. Green tea contains the vitamin B2, which preserves the structure and firmness of skin while also soothing redness. In addition, many people use green tea because of the polyphenols it contains, paired with its nourishing and hydrating abilities.

green aloe vera plant

Aloe vera has been used for centuries to help with common skin conditions, and today it is a common additive to many serums. It acts to soothe skin, especially when the skin has been damaged by the sun. Aloe vera absorbs easily into the skin and is a great moisturizing agent for all skin types. It can even help people with dry, itchy skin. 

Glycerin, or glycerol, comes primarily from vegetable oils and animal fats. When used in moisturizers, glycerin acts as a humectant, which means that it takes water molecules from the environment and stores them for later use when the skin really needs it. When used in combination with occlusive ingredients, glycerin can retain water in the skin, delivering continued hydration. 

How Our Formula is Different

The combinations used in our vitamin C serum formula are specially designed to help fight the signs of premature aging by blocking out damaging free radicals while brightening and evening out your overall skin tone. The humectants contained in the serum will absorb deeply into your skin and help it to retain lasting hydration. This in turn will never leave your skin feeling dried out or flaky. 

With all of these benefits it is no wonder that thousands of women have been investing in quality facial serums like our affordable yet botanically-derived vitamin C serum. An added benefit of our version is that it uses Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, which is a gentler form of Vitamin C, and is well known to be light, heat, and air stable, meaning it can last you for longer.

Take note that when you use other serums with different “unstable” forms of Vitamin C, it is really important to be aware that vitamin C can break down quickly if not taken care of and stored correctly. Who knew, right? It definitely has a shelf life, and where and how you open and keep the product has a drastic effect on its potency.

Make sure to store it in an airtight container (like the one we package ours in), and close the lid tightly after each application. Some people even suggest against keeping it in the bathroom due to the changes in temperature and humidity. If you begin to notice a strange odor, or it turns from a clear to an amber color, it is time to purchase a new bottle. 

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A vitamin C serum to many is considered to be youthful skin in a bottle. It helps keep the skin firm and plump and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. In addition to all of that, a good C serum can also help in the fight against facial blemishes and unevenness. 

You are hopefully now armed with the knowledge you need to make the right decision when it comes to buying your next serum. Remember, the serum you purchase is only as good as the quality of ingredients it is mixed with, and should never leave your skin feeling irritated or dried out!

Let us give you a nudge in the right direction -- you can check out our serum bundle here to explore all the different benefits that vitamin C and other pure, natural ingredients can give you!

Sources:

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-618/jojoba

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325801

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/vitamin-c-serum-benefits