Vitamin C Serum: Essential Skin Food

Long touted for its healing and protective properties, Vitamin C helps boost your immune system, stave off flus and colds, promotes repair and regeneration of cells and tissues and keeps you healthy and happy overall.

Incorporating vitamin C-rich foods like citrus and dark leafy vegetables is great, but did you know you can enjoy the healing benefits of this essential vitamin on your skin as well?

While there are many skincare products containing vitamin C in Malaysian markets, vitamin C serum is considered one of the most beneficial and effective. Applying vitamin C-infused cosmetics directly onto your skin is also believed to be more effective than regular ingestion through food, so you might want to work this super-vitamin into your daily cosmetic routine.

Besides the general health benefits, vitamin C serum will also:

1. Heal Your Skin

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The healing power of vitamin C extends to your skin, promoting speedy healing of blemishes, imperfections and acne scars.

2. Reduce Dark Circles

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Stress tends to produce dark and unappealing under-eye circles, making you look sickly and tired all the time. Applying vitamin C serum as part of your daily skin care routine can help even out the circles and rejuvenate your skin to look fresher and healthier.

New and improved formulations of vitamin C serums from reputable cosmetic brands will more often than not give you the best balance for healthier, brighter skin.

3. Promote Skin Youthfulness

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Along with eliminating dark eyebags, vitamin C serum promotes the production of collagen, which is essential to making your skin look younger, firmer and more youthful. Vitamin C can also promote a healthier and clearer complexion for an overall healthy glow.

4. Repair Sun Damage

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The antioxidant properties of vitamin C repairs and prevents further skin damage caused by harmful UV rays. So while we can’t completely avoid the sun in Tropical Malaysia, and SPF-imbued foundation and creams only helps so much, vitamin C serum is essential for your skin’s healing and protection against damage from the sun.

5. Reduce Discolouration

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It will also soothe and reduce skin puffiness, discolouration and redness, along with calming inflammation from allergies and irritation from day-to-day exposure to pollution and unclean environments. The super-vitamin will also help even out sun spots and skin pigmentation.  

6. Hydrate Your Skin

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Dry skin often leads to unsightly flakiness along with wrinkles, oiliness and acne. Vitamin C will help improve your skin’s hydration and ability to hold moisture, taking care of and preventing issues brought upon by skin dryness.

The benefits of vitamin C for your skin are many, but you’ll still have to find the right one for you – generally, you’ll want a product that provides a sufficiently high concentration of vitamin C for its healing and protective benefits, but not too high that it causes skin irritation.

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Kiehl’s Vitamin C serum is pretty easy to incorporate into your daily skincare routine, and is best applied twice daily after your cleanser and toner regime, but before putting on makeup. Using this after exfoliation generally allows for the most absorption and produces the best results. Once you’ve got that sorted, you’re well on the way to makeup as you please.

Great skin sets a smooth canvas for makeup, so if you require creative and professional help on preparing for an event or function, we have makeup experts on Kaodim who will be glad to help!