The Benefits of Topical Vitamin C for Your Skin


In addition to using a moisturizer containing antioxidants (like Day 25), topical applications of highly concentrated Vitamin C has been shown to prevent premature skin aging by fighting free radicals, lighten skin discoloration and actually increase the sun protection in a sunscreen!

How it works

Vitamin C, when applied topically, has two primary benefits to the skin: the first is that it works to increase and strengthen the synthesis of collagen. The second is that it’s a powerful antioxidant that reduces skin damage caused by free radicals. The combined effect of Vitamin C on the skin is the reduction in skin wrinkles and improved skin texture. When using high quality Vitamin C skincare products, the results can de dramatic.

What to Look For

It is critical to be able to distinguish the Vitamin C-based products that work from the synthetic fluff. Especially with this type of skin care product, all are not created equal. Here is what to look for:

1) Oxidation. When exposed to air for long periods, Vitamin C loses it’s skin benefits and actually can contribute to the formation of free radicals. Many Vitamin C skin care products become oxidized during the manufacturing process by being exposed to air for long time periods before being packed and sealed. Vasseur Skincare’s Vitamin C cream, Ester C, is formulated to minimize exposure to air and then immediately pumped into airless containers as to keep the product at its most potent. In addition to purchasing Vitamin C products that are in airless containers, you can also increase the quality of the product by putting it in the refrigerator.

To avoid purchasing products that are already oxidized, you should look for high quality manufactures and for your product to be white of off white in color, not dark yellow. In general, the more yellow the product, the more it has been oxidized. Vasseur takes special care while we make our products to avoid exposing the active ingredients to air- we will also be switching to all airless containers in Fall 2011 to prevent oxidation while applying the product.

2) Concentration. Vitamin C products have very little effect on the skin if they are not in a concentration of 10% or higher. When in doubt, ask the company the percentage of active Vitamin C in the product that you are considering. Vasseur products containing Vitamin C have a concentration of 15%.

3) Type of Vitamin C. Look at the ingredient list and ensure that your Vitamin C products are made with Ascorbyl palmate rather than L absorbic acid. L absorbic acid is a cheaper alternative with a higher PH (more acidic) and oxidizes much faster. Ascorbyl palmate, by contrast, is faster to penetrate the skin, has a lower PH and is more stable. Based on empirical observation, we have seen that about 75% of Vitamin C skin care products on the market contain L absorbic acid.

Vasseur Skincare’s concentrated Vitamin C product, Ester C, and is made with high potency Ascorbyl palmate. You can learn more about it here:

14 thoughts on “The Benefits of Topical Vitamin C for Your Skin”

  1. I just found your website as I had a huge skin breakout after going through a lot of stress. I purchased the daily cleanser and the Reveal 10 and I was sent samples of the papaya toner and healing serum. Within two days my skin was already healing and less than a week later it is looking amazing!!! I am hooked!!!! Thank you for the samples and the wonderful products.

  2. I want to know that does applying vit c in natural form,e.g. Applying lemon or papaya,have the same beneficial effect on skin?

  3. […] Maintaining the fresh and rejuvenated look is much easier when your skin is naturally healthy and glowing. Many busy moms can benefit from a spa facial now and then, but it’s also a good idea to use products like topical vitamin C if you want to bring out that inner glow and create that fresh, rejuvenated appearance. Topical vitamin C products can be especially beneficial for aging skin. Here are some beauty tips for brightening the skin with topical vitamin C. […]

  4. This will help you in selecting the company on the basis of the services offered and
    also on the cost they charge. Hey, the moving company reserved your truck and has
    to hopefully be able to book it within the next 48 hours in order to make up for the lost revenue.

    Providing assistance to customers who are trying to relocate is the responsibility of the customer service

  5. Still, Nh, where Bartlet supported mainly because Governor
    a week or two words and phrases, among the solely a pair of advises (the second simply being the nation’s neighbor Vermont)
    in which a gubernatorial term should be only 2 years. The classic man’s suit has barely changed for over a hundred years.
    A few simple precautions forth with a few Google seekes can advise us a lot about any laser archetypal or accurate aggregation.

  6. These relationships usually have a long history of trust and competency.

    So you want to be focused when choosing a suitable accountancy firm.
    Mail the information to the IRS address shown in the lower left corner of the notice.

  7. It is suitable for use even on those tender parts of the body.
    However, it comes with a relatively steep price tag of $500 or more.

    There are a number of lasers used to remove locks like Ruby aesthetic laser, Alexandrite laser, Pulsed
    diode array, Aragon aesthetic laser as well as Nd:YAG.

  8. But there are also those who are not amenable to this kind of treatment such
    as Dr. This is the reason why studies and techniques have been created to deliver the best natural-looking results.
    By using a radio frequency face lift, many men and women can prolong
    the need for a full-fledged face lift later on in life.

  9. This herbal solution will help you achieve picture perfect hair once more.
    When too much pressure is put on the hair over time it can speed up the hair shedding process, resulting in the loss of hairs already in the telogen phase.
    Such devices as KTP, ERBIUM, Pulse DYE and Alexandrite
    have short length of laser light waves, and they are
    very effective for removing unwanted hair on a light colored skin.

  10. Employees can quickly obtain information and documents necessary, increase productivity and less time spent on business processes that would
    normally be entered manually. Zipper application field:
    Raincoats, tents, bags, shoes and boots, ski clothing, water-washed jeans or leather products with high acidity and
    other special requirements. Pampers are the most preferred in terms of quality.
    The current basic tools of computers of organization like printer,
    computer and scanner can scan the assessment papers and mark them automatically.
    After architecture your dream home it’s important to booty the home
    allowance action that consists of the rebuilding costs, any affectionate of annexation or blow of the acreage etc’ In some of the allowance behavior the home allowance
    will be covered with the freeholder allowance but you accept to accomplish abiding about the coverage.
    Properly planning for the move will help you to refrain from last
    minute disarray and dismay. Apart from the above mentioned, these storage companies also have modern security gadgets such as
    close circuit cameras etc to ensure that there is a constant watch on the facility.

    They offer a rock bottom quotes on the estimate, only to
    baste on charge after charge by their spent time
    everything and done. Keeping this part moving can help improve circulation to reduce swelling.
    The fierce competitive scenario has paved the way for faster, efficient and more innovative solutions to woo the customers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s