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Vitamin C Serum Confusion?


What is the most effective Vitamin C serum

With many of the benefits of vitamin C backed by science, it is not surprising to see the market flooded with vitamin C serums. While you decide which vitamin C serum will make way into your skincare routine, here are few factors that can help you choose one. Because vitamin C is an unstable ingredient, finding properly formulated serums is paramount to reaping all the benefits of the antioxidant.


What does vitamin C serum do?

To understand how vitamin C works, you first have to understand free radicals. These natural molecules aren’t bad on their own, but they can become a problem when they build up. In high numbers, they can break cells down over time, contributing to illness and aging.

Antioxidants help fight free radicals, though, keeping everything in balance. Vitamin C is one such antioxidant. When used on the skin, it can combat signs of aging. It decreases hyperpigmentation, evens out your skin tone, reduces wrinkles, and protects your skin from sun damage.

If you’re interested in trying vitamin C serum but aren’t sure how to pick one, don’t worry! I will show you how you can choose which the right one for yourself !


It’s worth keeping in mind that there are different types of vitamin C, and not all of them are equally effective.


Consistency is key for maximum effect, so add it to your routine in a way that makes sense for you. Some people apply it in the morning to take advantage of its UV-protectant properties, while others find that it works best as a night serum.

Vitamin C serum benefits

· reduces wrinkles

· protects collagen and increases production

· aids wound healing

· helps protect against sun damage

· reduces hyperpigmentation

· Heal blemishes

· Give your skin amazing glow!

· evens skin tone

· brightens complexion

· acts like armor against pollution and other free radicals


What to look for in a vitamin C serum

Form: Available vitamin C serums usually contain vitamin C in forms such as


  • L-ascorbic acid

  • Ascorbyl-6-palmitate

  • Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate

Though all are potent forms of vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid appears to be the most biologically active form biologically active form.


Concentration: 10–20 percent : The sweet spot for the concentration level is between 10 and 20 percent. You definitely want a concentration that’s higher than 8 percent for maximum effectiveness. But going over 20 PERCENT could lead to irritation and Though all are potent forms of vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid appears to be the most doesn’t increase its benefit.


Packaging: Dark or opaque airtight bottle. Packaging and storage is very important to keep the stability of Vitamin C serum.


Why ingredients are important?

Ingredient Combo : Look for both vitamins C and E, or L-ascorbic acid and tocopherol respectively, on your ingredient list. Think of these skin boosters as besties that do well together.

· Vitamin E stabilizes vitamin C for maximum skin protection. Another antioxidant called glutathione also is a good pal to vitamin C.

· Then check for ferulic acid, which helps lower the pH level of vitamin C to below 3.5 percent so your skin can easily slurp up the cocktail.

In general, it’s best to cleanse and tone before applying your vitamin C serum. Then follow with a moisturizer. You’ll only need a few drops of serum, which you should gently pat into your skin with your fingertips. You can use the serum once or twice per day.



Which Vitamin C I would recommend ?


I will be honest here. Personally I have only one range of Vitamin C serum in my product range and my clients have used it and the results are amazing so I can only recommend this which is Obagi Professional C serum .


But as a pharmacist my expertise is ingredients and the way they work so here is list of vitamin C serums which I can suggest.


1)Murad Environmental Shield Vitamin C Glycolic Brightening Serum

2)Paula’s Choice C-15 Super Booster


Seoul Ceuticals Day Glow Serum

La Roche-Posay Vitamin C Face Serum


Best Vitamin C for dry skin is Obagi Professional C Vitamin C serum


Adding a vitamin C serum to your daily routine will improve your skin’s glow while reducing the damaging effects of the environment and the sun. The longer you use a vitamin C serum consistently, the more you’ll be able to see the difference it makes.

As always, discontinue use if the product irritates your skin.


Exciting news : As a Pharmacist mixing ingredients is my expertise , so we have created our own Medline Vitamin C serum which have highly effective and stable ingredients. Only a wait for few weeks and we will let you know!!!



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