Vitamin C is a powerhouse antioxidant that boasts multiple skincare benefits and should be a part of your skincare routine. If you have been wondering when you should be using Vitamin C- morning or evening- the answer might surprise you.
Your skin can actually benefit the most from using Vitamin C both morning and evening.
By using Vitamin C in the morning, you are helping to protect your skin against free radicals from everyday skin stressors like pollution, as well as environmental aggressors like UV light from the sun. (However Vitamin C does not replace sunscreen, so make sure you use both in the morning). There is also more research emerging on the possible damaging effects of screen-emitted light on our skin- think from your phone, laptop, iPad, etc- and Vitamin C can help protect against this oxidative damage.
For the best anti-ageing results- think decreased appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation- also use Vitamin C in the evening to help regenerate, heal and nourish the skin while you sleep. Vitamin C actually stimulates collagen production in our skin for a brighter, firmer and more radiant complexion. Remember- our body's ability to naturally produce collagen in our skin radically decreases as we age, which is why it's beneficial to apply skincare that stimulates and thereby increases collagen production.
Vitamin C is also great for skin prone to breakouts- it can aid with wound healing associated with acne, is anti-inflammatory and can help fade post-acne scars.
But not all Vitamin C products are the same- at Status Quo we use a patented Vitamin C- Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate -in our moisturiser and serum, which is more skin-compatible, non-irritating and shelf-stable than a lot of traditional forms of Vitamin C.
The Ultimate Vitamin C Routine:
- Cleanse with The Perfect Balance Gel Cleanser
- Apply The Ultimate Moisturiser to damp skin and enjoy the skin-protecting, hydrating and anti-ageing benefits of our advanced serum-in-moisturiser formulation.
- Double cleanse with The Perfect Balance Gel Cleanser (learn more here)
- Apply The Regenerative Facial Serum to damp skin, followed by The Ultimate Moisturiser, for the perfect skin-regenerating cocktail while you sleep.