Your Complete Guide To Vitamin C Skincare

Your Complete Guide To Vitamin C Skincare

Vitamin C is an ingredient that possesses powerful properties for skin rejuvenation. Not only is it one of nature's most potent antioxidants, but it also helps to brighten the skin and promote collagen production. At Alivio, we’re big fans of healthy, glowing skin, that’s why we’ve made sure to include vitamin C throughout our product range. New to this powerhouse ingredient? We’ve created a guide to vitamin C skincare to cover all the benefits, plus how it combines with our Hemp Seed Oil to help you achieve a whole new level of radiance. 

What is Vitamin C in skincare?

Vitamin C (or ascorbic acid if you’re feeling fancy) is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for the health of our skin and body as a whole. When thinking of vitamin C, your first thought probably wanders to oranges. While we can get a good source of this vitamin from a colourful diet of fruit and vegetables, studies show that topical vitamin C in skincare can improve skin health and address fine lines and wrinkles. It also serves as an antioxidant that helps fight off damage from free radicals and environmental pollution. 

How does it help our skin?

Vitamin C is truly a skincare hero, with numerous benefits to introducing it as part of your daily regimen. Here are just a few reasons we can’t get enough vitamin C:

Protective antioxidant

This vitamin works to protect your skin from environmental stressors and damage. Not only does it help to eliminate free radicals but it also reduces oxidative stress.

Brightening and complexion-enhancing 

When using vitamin C products you’ll also notice a brighter and more even skin tone. This is due to the ingredient preventing the production of melanin, which helps with dark spots and hyperpigmentation. 

Natural boost of collagen 

Vitamin C is a key player in contributing to collagen synthesis. This helps to give the skin a healthy glow, maintains elasticity and boosts moisture retention. 

Repair and rejuvenation properties

If your skin is feeling the effects of sun damage, vitamin C can help to repair your complexion. Alongside this, it can also help prevent further UV damage. The perfect pairing with a high-factor SPF! 

Important things to consider with vitamin C

  • Stability - when choosing a vitamin C product, it’s important to look for derivatives that are “stable” and won’t degrade easily. This means the ingredient can remain effective throughout its shelf life. Stable derivatives include ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbyl phosphate.
  • Concentration - some people find high concentrations of vitamin C irritate their skin. If you’ve never used the ingredient before, start with a lower concentration and work your way up. 
  • Formula - there’s a range of vitamin C skincare products you can choose from. Find out which suits your skin best, whether it’s a cream, oil or serum. 

  • Vitamin C and Hemp Seed Oil - the perfect skincare duo?

    Both vitamin C and our superstar ingredient Hemp Seed Oil offer unique, powerful benefits for the skin. When working in synergy, they can complement each other to form an effective skincare regimen and glowing, healthy skin as you’ve never known before. Here’s just a few ways these natural active ingredients form a dynamic skincare duo:

    Antioxidant protection

    Reduces hyperpigmentation and dark spots

    Added hydration and moisture retention

    Strengthens the skin barrier

    Introducing our brightening skin serum 

    Regarded as one of our hero ingredients here at Alivio Wellness, vitamin C has a worthy place in our product formulations. This is never more true than with our Facial Hydrator Serum.

    Your daily glow in a bottle, this innovative vitamin C and Hemp Seed Oil serum can help support all skin types and concerns. Feel the antioxidant, anti-ageing and pro-hydration benefits of this powerful ingredient pairing, mixed with 4 other nourishing botanical oils. 


    Massage a few drops of the serum into your skin during your morning and evening skincare routines after cleansing with the Glycolic Facial Cleanser. Lock in all that dewy moisture with a small scoop of our Hydrating Night Cream to promote extra nourishment and repair (plus another hit of vitamin C!)

    Where else can I find vitamin C across the Alivio range?

    - Facial Hydrator Serum

    - Spa Clay Mask

    -Nourishing Day Cream

    -Hydrating Night Cream

    Vitamin C FAQs

    How often should I use vitamin C?

    Depending on your needs and how your skin reacts to the ingredient, vitamin C is safe to use in both your AM and PM routines. 

    Doesn’t my body naturally produce vitamin C?

    No! Our bodies don’t naturally produce this vitamin. We need to get our daily dose from food, supplements and, of course, skincare.

    How long until I see the benefits of vitamin C?

    It can take up to 4 weeks to see the effects of vitamin C in your skincare regimen- so be patient!

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