What does vitamin C do for your skin?
Vitamin C is a wonderful ingredient that we encourage everyone to include in their skincare routines. It’s a skin brightener and a pretty powerful antioxidant, providing some protection against the damage of UV and slowing down premature ageing. We’re not alone in our love for it, Joanna Czech, a celebrity facialist and skin expert agrees. ‘I use it in my treatments in a few ways,’ she explains. ‘Vitamin C peels are super brightening and there is no downtime, so the results are instant glowing, healthy skin. I also love to use serums with Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (THD), which is a highly stable form of vitamin C that stimulates and strengthens collagen and inhibits melanogenesis and prevents hyperpigmentation.’
What does niacinamide do?
‘Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, helps to control pigmentation, increases energy production, reduces acne, promotes cell growth and speeds up skin renewal,’ explains Joanna Czech. She says that no matter your skin type, you will reap the benefits.