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The 5 Best Benefits Of Vitamin C In Your Skincare


The benefits of Vitamin C are much greater than just your go-to immunity booster in a glass of orange juice when you feel an uninvited common cold coming.

You can boost your skin’s appearance and achieve healthier skin with Vitamin C – with the 5 best benefits of this topical skin supplement below:

1. It’s active

Vitamin C is an active ingredient. This means it has been scientifically researched and is proven to make improvements to the skin. Essentially, it will deliver results as promised in an allocated period of time with consistent use. 

Vitamin C it is capable of:

  • Stimulating the skin’s natural production of collagen (think of collagen as your natural anti-aging protein)
  • Reducing inflammation (which can be a factor in breakouts and skin tone/texture)
  • Hydrating skin.

2. Natural

This naturally occurring antioxidant is found primarily in vegetables and citrus fruits, meaning Vitamin C is not just a nutrient-rich inclusion to your skin, but also a vegan-friendly one. 

At Stemlab we ensure that each ingredient is sustainably sourced, and our expert-led research enables us to create uncomplicated, natural and highly effective skincare without animal testing.

3. Glow up

It’s no coincidence that those with fair hair may have received advice to apply lemon juice to hair as a way to naturally lighten it. This same effect works for the skin as well. Vitamin C has proven to have lightening and brightening properties resulting from its ability to renew and resurface, gradually improving the appearance of pigmentation and scarring. 

This reduction in skin redness also means you will see more even skin tone and an improved texture for skin that is more radiant overall and boasts a healthy, natural glow.

Our Stemlab Hydra+ Rejuvenating Cream contains a blend of pomegranate, malic acid, Co-Enzyme Q10 and Vitamin C, which work together to hydrate, nourish and protect.

4. Skin defence

When Vitamin C products are used in conjunction with a high SPF UVA/UVB protective sunscreen (which they always should be during any sun exposure), they form a second line of defence against harmful UVA rays and free radicals. 

Free radicals are responsible for damaging the skin’s collagen which can accelerate signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles and pigmentation. Applying antioxidants like Vitamin C can help neutralise/ lessen the impact of these.

5. Feels great

We know many citrus fruits have a reputation for being unmanageably sticky – which is something you wouldn’t want on your face! The good news is, Vitamin C mixed in a skincare cream, such as a moisturiser, is lightweight and non-sticky. In fact, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover a fast-absorbing, simple and easy application, every time. 

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