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People use vitamin C serum to treat skin imperfections and skin damage. Combined with other skincare products and professional skin care treatments, vitamin C serum can help your skin in many ways. Keep reading to learn about its effectiveness and the potential risks of vitamin C serum.

What is Vitamin C Serum Anyway?

Vitamin C serum is a topical skincare product typically in liquid or gel form. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that impedes the formation of free radicals. Free radicals can break down collagen and elastin, which are two proteins that help skin keep its elasticity.

Our Bright C Serum is made with magnesium ascorbic phosphate, an effective and very stable form of vitamin C. We also offer a complete anti-aging skin care kit, which includes our anti-aging serum.

How Does Vitamin C Serum Help with Acne?

Vitamin C serums may help reduce hyperpigmentation and acne inflammation. Pure Skin Pro’s vitamin C serum contains helpful antioxidants to help heal acne scarring and it is also noncomedogenic (it won’t clog pores). Vitamin c serum can also reduce redness that often accompanies acne. 

For the most effective and affordable acne treatment, schedule a consultation with a license esthetician near you to set up a customized acne-reduction and maintenance plan. I have more than a decade of success specializing in acne and skin rejuvenating treatments at my studio in Reading, PA. Contact Pure Skin Pro to get started if you are interested in our virtual acne program!

How Does Vitamin C Serum Help with Wrinkles?

Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant. It improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness and brightens your skin’s complexion. Our vitamin C serum also protects your skin from sun damage, which can hasten the signs of aging. Vitamin C serums can’t replace your SPF, though, so please continue to use sunscreen (Read: 5 reasons Why You Need to Make SPF Part of Your Daily Routine)

Can I Use Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Together?

You can use hyaluronic acid, which helps to keep skin feeling hydrated, and vitamin C together. Hyaluronic Acid is a great humectant and is best layered with a complementing moisturizer depending on the skin type.  Just keep in mind not all hyaluronic acid is created equal and many over-the-counter hyaluronic acid products are made of molecules too large for the skin to absorb. If you are looking to add a hyaluronic acid, try our Ultimate Hydrating Serum. Also, some products can have an adverse effect on your skin, such as an allergic reaction or pore-clogging. Those with acne should only use products tested on a small area of the skin. Ideally, you should consult a licensed esthetician before using hyaluronic acid or vitamin c.  You may not need both initially or may need one vs the other. 

How Often Should I Use Vitamin C Serum?

You can use our vitamin C serum twice daily or as suggested by your licensed professional.  When trying a new product, however, use it more sparingly to monitor your skin’s reaction in case of sensitivities.  Though not typical, it can happen.

How Long Does Vitamin C Serum Take to Work?

You will likely notice skin improvement 4-12 weeks after starting routine use of vitamin C serum. Ready to explore vitamin C serum? I’m ready to get to know you and learn of your needs. Let’s get started on your journey to better skin!