The skincare secret you need to know.
Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid to be scientific, is the breakout skincare trend of late. More than just a cold and flu treatment, this miracle vitamin is renowned for its skin brightening properties. It’s a powerful anti-oxidant that boasts fading pigmentation, improving skin texture and stimulating collagen production among its benefits. Best of all? Vitamin C is a star ingredient in our Superfood range, which this month has DOUBLED in size for your glow-enhancing needs. Here’s everything you need to know.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and powerful anti-oxidant with the ability to penetrate deeply into the layers of the skin. Naturally found in foods such as citrus fruits, berries, broccoli, kale and tomato, in skincare, it’s available in a variety of different strengths and textures to help you transform your skin and step up your routine.
Why is Vitamin C good for your skin?
The perfect antidote to tired, dull, lacklustre skin (think winter skin, post-flu skin, stressed-out skin), Vitamin C is fast becoming a skincare essential. “Vitamin C targets dark spots and pigmentation on the skin’s surface, lightening their appearance, while simultaneously helping to minimize future outbreaks,” says ELEMIS President and Co-Founder, Noella Gabriel. Add to that its ability to stimulate the production of collagen, protect skin from the impact of pollution and UV rays, and provide an almost instant brightening effect, and it’s not hard to see why we’re so in love.
How to get your Vitamin C
Our most refreshing range—Superfood—has a zest of Vitamin C running through it, making it the ideal way to give your skin a radiant boost.
Dull winter skin? Try this 4-step, Vitamin C infused facial
Remove your makeup with Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil
Blended with over 90% natural oils, including Chia Seed and Grapefruit Peel oils, this beautifully hydrating cleanser is ideal for winter skincare. Massage 1-2 pumps onto dry skin and then add warm water to transform to a cleansing milk, removing make-up, daily grim and pollutants as you rinse.
Double Cleanse with Superfood Facial Wash
Formulated with nutrient-dense Superfoods and a natural, skin-balancing prebiotic, this facial wash is a beautiful way to double cleanse. Simply massage over damp skin, rinse off and pat dry.
Apply NEW Superfood Vital Veggie Mask
Banish the look of dullness and dryness with our NEW smoothie-inspired moisturizing mask. Vitamin C and Passionfruit Acids help to gently slough away dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, brighter look, while Omega-rich Avocado and Chia Seed oils help support the skin's moisture barrier. Apply a generous amount to the face and neck and enjoy the tingle while the mask works its magic. Remove after 10 minutes with a damp, dark cloth to reveal an incredibly soft and smooth complexion.
Hydrate with Superfood Day or Night Cream
These wonderfully illuminating creams, both infused with Vitamin C for revitalized complexion, have been formulated with skin balancing prebiotics and radiance boosting Superfoods like Matcha Tea, Ginger and Quinoa for your healthiest skin ever. Apply morning and evening to deeply hydrate and nourish.
Your Vitamin C prescription
For a quick boost: New Superfood Vital Veggie Mask
For a daily dose: Superfood Facial Wash
For a skin-diet overhaul: The Complete Superfood Skincare Range