National Vitamin C Day: Best Serumsposted April 02, 2022
Vitamin C is such a rockstar antioxidant, immune booster, and skin health promoter that it has its own annual day. National Vitamin C Day is April 4, 2023. Celebrate with a limited time offer for SkinCeuticals vitamin C serums, including CE Ferulic, Phloretin CF, and Silymarin CF.
Vitamin C Overview
What Is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble, essential vitamin that’s found in many foods, particularly fruits and vegetables. It’s well known for being a powerful antioxidant, as well as having positive effects on skin health and immune function.
Vitamin C And Skin Health
Vitamin C is found at high levels in the outer layer of your skin (epidermis) and the inner layer of skin (dermis). Its antioxidant (cancer-fighting) properties help protect the skin from oxidative damage caused by daily exposure to light heat and pollution.
Vitamin C can also increase the amounts of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the body for brighter, healthier skin. These proven benefits are why vitamin C is a key ingredient in anti-aging skin care products like moisturizers, toners and serums.
SkinCeuticals: Vitamin C Day Special
Ready to up your antioxidant game with SkinCeutical’s 2023 National Vitamin C Day special? Receive a free SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair (a $46 value) when you purchase any SkinCeuticals vitamin C antioxidant below between April 4-11 2023, while supplies last.
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Best Vitamin C Serums
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, $169
According to dermatologists, the gold-standard vitamin C antioxidant serum with vitamin E and ferulic acid. SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic provides environmental protection, improves the appearance of visible signs of aging, and brightens the skin.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, $169
Phloretin CF by SkinCeuticals is a Vitamin C antioxidant serum with phloretin and ferulic acid. It provides environmental protection and improves the appearance of fine lines and discoloration. Pair it with Discoloration Defense for the ultimate pigmentation combo!
SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF, $169
Silymarin CF is an oil-free vitamin C serum formulated specifically for oily and blemish-prone skin that delivers advanced environmental protection. It also and reduces oiliness, refines skin texture, and visibly improves skin clarity and fine lines. Learn more about how this new SkinCeuticals serum helps with acne.
SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E, $156
A nighttime antioxidant concentrate with resveratrol, SkinCeuticals Resveratrol BE promotes the skin’s natural repair process to boost radiance and enhance the feeling of skin firmness.
What Are The Benefits of Vitamin C for Skin?
How does Vitamin C help with skin health? Here’s are some of the benefits of including a Vitamin C serum or moisturizer in your skin care regimen, regardless of your Fitzpatrick Skin Type:
Protects Against Free Radicals
Sunlight (UV radiation) and pollution create free radicals in the skin. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage healthy cells. It is unstable because it is missing electrons from its outer shell. So, free radicals scavenge your skin and other cells looking for missing electrons to be whole again. This wreaks havoc on your skin and other cells that can lead to premature aging, cancer, heart disease and more. Topical antioxidants containing vitamin C help counteract UV free radical stress and pollution.
Boosts Collagen Production
Collagen bundles give our skin support and structure. Aging leads to collagen loss and, in turn, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C helps boost your body’s natural production of collagen.
Combats Pigmentation & Brown Spots
Topical vitamin C application impedes the abnormal production of skin pigments (melanin). This helps lead to a brighter, more even skin tone and lightening of darks spots, sun spots, blemishes and hyperpigmentation due to melasma.
4 Questions About Vitamin C
What Is the Recommended Daily Dose for Vitamin C?
According to the National Institute of Health, the daily recommended intake for vitamin C is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. Women need a little more if they are pregnant or lactating.
Are Fruits & Veggies High In Vitamin C?
You might not be surprised to know that fruits like cranberries, oranges, and strawberries are all good sources of vitamin C. But did you know that most of your favorite vegetables are also excellent sources? Here are a few of the most vitamin C-rich vegetables:
- Broccoli: 47% of the RDA
- Spinach: 47% of the RDA
- Cauliflower: 44% of the RDA
- Asparagus: 41% of the RDA
When Was Vitamin C Discovered?
The first known reference of vitamin C was in 1747. Vitamin C was discovered by a Swedish physician named Dr. Karl von Linné (you might know him better as Carl Linnaeus). At the time, Dr. Linnaeus was studying scurvy in British sailors. He discovered that they weren’t getting enough vitamin C in their diet. He called vitamin C “acidum anti-scorbuticum” or “the anti-scorbutic acid.”
Does Vitamin C Helps With Weight Loss?
Yes! Our bodies require vitamin C to metabolize fat. According to the National Institute of Health, people with enough vitamin C oxidize 30% more fat during moderate exercise. On the flip side, if you don’t have enough vitamin C your body will be more likely to hold onto fat. Bonus: Vitamin C is also proven to help reduce your appetite!