Ingredient Glossary

How Vitamin C Can Improve Dullness, Tone and Texture

benefits of vitamin C for skin

Revered for its skin-rejuvenating benefits, Vitamin C is a powerful skincare ingredient that helps to boost radiance, even tone and keep skin looking youthful and fresh. Read on to discover how Vitamin C benefits the skin and find the best Vitamin C skincare for you.

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant and essential nutrient that supports healthy-looking skin. The body can’t produce Vitamin C on its own, so the skin relies on absorbing it through a balanced diet and Vitamin C-infused skincare.

What does Vitamin C do?

Shields against environmental damage

An antioxidant, Vitamin C benefits the skin by helping to protect it against environmental aggressors that can cause the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores and dullness.

Brightens the complexion

Hyperpigmentation, discoloration and dark spots can cause skin to look uneven in tone. Vitamin C for the skin helps to visibly brighten and reduce the appearance of dark spots, lending the complexion a vibrant and healthy looking glow.

Reduces signs of aging

Vitamin C for the face helps to reduce signs of aging by working alongside skin’s natural renewal process. With continued use, fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced, and skin looks plumper and feels stronger.

Mixing key ingredients – the dos and don’ts

Can you use Vitamin C and retinol?

Vitamin C for skin and retinol can safely be used together as part of a healthy skincare routine to lend skin a healthy and youthful-looking glow.

However, while Vitamin C can be applied in the morning and evening, retinol should only be used in the evening, as it causes sensitivity to sunlight.

Can you use Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid?

Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid are a great pairing to help reduce the appearance of the signs of aging.

Hyaluronic acid helps the skin to retain moisture for a hydrated-feeling complexion, while Vitamin C for the face helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors.

Can I use salicylic acid and Vitamin C?

Vitamin C and salicylic acid can be used as part of the same skincare routine. However, as salicylic acid is an exfoliant, it may cause irritation on sensitive skin. It’s advised to apply Vitamin C in the morning and salicylic acid in the evening.

No7 Vitamin C skincare

To enjoy the benefits of Vitamin C for skin, incorporate this wonder ingredient into your daily skincare routine.

Vitamin C face wash

Cleanse your way to brighter skin by removing dead skin cells and daily impurities with No7 Radiance+ Daily Energizing Exfoliating Cleanser. Blending Vitamin C with natural apricot seed and fruit extracts, it helps to improve skin’s tone and texture, while reducing the appearance of pores.

Every morning and night, gently massage onto a damp face and neck. Then, rinse with warm water to reveal firmer, smoother and more radiant-looking skin.

Best Vitamin C serum

The best brightening serum to reveal skin’s natural radiance is No7 Radiance+ 15% Vitamin C Serum. Formulated with 15% Vitamin C, it reduces the appearance of discoloration and dark spots, helps to even out skin’s tone and texture, and visibly transforms dull-looking skin.

After cleansing, apply 3-4 drops onto the face and neck to brighten the appearance of skin for a dewy, youthful-looking glow.

Vitamin C eye cream for dark circles

Energize and awaken the eye area with No7 Radiance+ Roll & Glow Eye Cream. Enriched with Vitamin C, color-correcting pigments and caffeine, this cream helps to reduce the look of puffiness, dark circles and fine lines, while instantly brightening the appearance of the eye area.

Dot around the eyes and gently pat into the skin to reveal refreshed, radiant-looking eyes.

Vitamin C cream

Treat skin to a daily burst of revitalizing hydration with No7 Radiance+ Vitamin C Daily Brightening Moisturizer. A fresh, lightweight, gel-like cream powered by Vitamin C, it helps to re-energize tired-looking skin and replenish lost moisture, lending the complexion a radiant glow.

Smooth onto the face and neck after cleansing and applying serum for nourished, luminous-looking skin.

Vitamin C facial treatment

To support skin’s natural renewal process and reclaim a healthy looking glow, try No7 Youthful Vitamin C Essence. This two-week treatment should be mixed at home to freshly activate the Vitamin C, ensuring it remains at its most powerful for maximum skincare benefits. With continued use, this essence helps to even tone, improve texture and reveal brighter-looking skin.

Apply to the face morning and night for two weeks, and continue to use any remaining product for up to one month after activation.

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