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Vitamin C Serum: What is it and Why Should I Use It?

Vitamin C 12% & Vitamin C+ Serum

Vitamin C 12% & Vitamin C+ Serum

There are so many different serums on the market today that it’s hard to know which to buy. They all promise to be the best at anti-aging, or reduce breakouts- but do they really? When it comes to serums, it’s crucial to look at the ingredients. With Kristyl Skincare, I offer several powerful serums made of high quality ingredients. While I am passionate about each of them, I have a confession to make - the Vitamin C serums are by far my favorite! Vitamin C is such a powerful vitamin that can do everything from increase collagen to fade dark spots. Here is a bit more information on why a Vitamin C serum is a must in your skincare routine:

Vitamin C Serum Benefits

  • Anti-inflammatory - especially acne prone skin

  • Anti-aging - reduces oxidative stress and regulates melanin production to effectively reduce both wrinkles and age spots.

  • Increase collagen - plumps and smooths the skin

  • Increase hydration

  • Protects skin from free radicals


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What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C, in its purest form, is known as ascorbic acid and is an antioxidant naturally found in the skin’s epidermis. Vitamin C can be applied topically to the skin and has amazing results! There are different types of Vitamin C found in skincare products, which all have slightly different effects. For example, some forms of Vitamin C are better at brightening skin, while others forms are better at reducing inflammation.

Be Aware!

Not all forms of Vitamin C are created equal so make sure to read your labels! Always look for ‘Active Ingredients’ on your serums and look for the percentage used. If you do not see a percentage amount, this usually means the active ingredient is below 1%.
The three most common forms of Vitamin C are;

  1. The most potent form of Vitamin C with the best results is Ascorbic Acid but make sure your serum with ascorbic acid has NO water present! As this makes ascorbic acid unstable.

  2. The best Vitamin C for brightening the skin and fading sun spots is Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (THDA).

  3. The most common form of Vitamin C used in most serums, suncreens and moisturizers (also the cheapest form of vitamin C) is Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate which usually comes in a high percentage because its not as potent and therefore needs more to have a result. Serums with this ingredient are usually cheaper in cost.

Our bodies only absorb between 10% - 15% of ascorbic acid at any one time. So choosing a higher percentage doesn’t always make your Vitamin C Serum better.


Kristyl’s Products

Kristyl Skincare offers two topical Vitamin C serums:

  1. Vitamin C+ Serum has Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (THDA) as an active ingredient. This type of Vitamin C penetrates deep into the skin to brighten skin, increase collagen production, and help reverse sun damage.

  2. Vitamin C 12% Serum is L-Ascorbic acid, which is the most potent form of vitamin C. The Vitamin C 12% Serum helps decrease fine lines, reduces acne and redness, clears up blackheads, as well as minimizes large pores.


At Kristyl Skincare, I don’t just want to provide high quality, medical grade cosmeceuticals; I want my customers to truly understand the ingredients and how beneficial they can be. If you are looking for a serum that can heal your skin from the inside out by providing powerful antioxidant properties, then it’s time you purchased a quality topical Vitamin C serum. Whether you prefer the Vitamin C+ Serum or Vitamin C 12% Serum, one thing is for certain: both serums can completely transform your skin.