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SkinCeuticals Vitamin C for Skin


Vitamin C is a highly efficacious skincare ingredient with anti-ageing and skin
brightening properties. Discover how your complexion can benefit from vitamin C
with our vitamin c guide.

Is vitamin C good for skin?

Every skin type can make use of vitamin C tips. By adding the ingredient to skincare routines, those with sensitivity, dryness, oily or combination skin can all access radiant and brightened complexions. A potent yet supportive antioxidant, the topical use of vitamin C helps to protect cells exposed to external stressors. Especially in Australia, our skin is exposed to UV radiation generating free radical stress every day. The inclusion of the vitamin C antioxidant can provide powerful daily antioxidant protection for healthy skin.

How many types of vitamin C are there?

There are numerous versions of vitamin C for skin. The form used in SkinCeuticals formulas is called ‘l-ascorbic acid’. This for of vitamin C is the purest and most potent version of the antioxidant, bringing about visible results. Other types of topical vitamin C include sodium ascorbyl phosphate and sodium ascorbate – but l-ascorbic acid is the most effective at penetrating the skin. Read our guide on the different types of vitamin C for skin to learn more.


frequently asked VITAMIN C questions

VITAMIN C skincare advice

What skin type is vitamin C good for?

Use of vitamin C can benefit most skin types. For those with oily skin, vitamin C can help regulate sebum. If you have normal skin, vitamin C can help brighten your complexion and refine skin texture. For mature skin, ascorbic acid for skin can help to address a number of signs of ageing. The antioxidant can help stimulate collagen synthesis and target sun spots. Dry skin types can access hydration through topical vitamin C use, alongside skin brightening.

Is vitamin C an antioxidant?

When listing the benefits of vitamin C, antioxidant properties are one of the most important. Vitamin C is one of the most well known and most powerful antioxidant skincare ingredients. This means using vitamin C for skin can help protect your complexion against environmental aggressors.


Vitamin C accelerates the production of both collagen and elastin, which help keep the skin plump and firm.

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