Vitamin C: Beyond the Brilliance

Vitamin C: Beyond the Brilliance

Sure, you’ve heard all about vitamin C’s skin-illuminating capabilities, but do you know about its benefits beyond brightening? If not, you’ve come to the right place, because its versatility is a huge reason it’s a star ingredient in our simple yet effective four-step system.

Read on for exactly why vitamin C is a brilliant must in your daily skincare regimen.

1. It visibly minimizes dark spots and discoloration.

Known to be ultra-brightening, vitamin C helps control the production of melanin (the substance that creates the pigmentation of your skin, eyes, and hair) to help reduce the appearance of dark spots, discoloration, and hyperpigmentation. In doing so, your skin is left visibly more even-toned and with a natural glow.

2. It helps protect against environmental aggressors and free radical damage.

Since vitamin C is an antioxidant, it can help block free radical damage to the skin when used topically. Free radicals are unstable molecules in the air around us that can damage cells over time. This damage can appear as wrinkles, sun spots, redness, and more, all of which vitamin C can help fight against.

3. It minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

As if helping to prevent future signs of aging wasn’t enough of a perk, vitamin C can also visibly minimize existing lines. According to Harvard Health Publishing, studies have revealed that repeated use of this versatile ingredient “for at least 3 months improved the appearance of fine or coarse wrinkles of the face and neck.”

4. It improves overall skin texture, tone, and appearance.

The same study referenced by Harvard Medical School revealed that because of its ability to refine pores, texture, and tone, vitamin C is proven to improve skin’s overall appearance. Since we are all about minimalism, this is especially appealing as it helps make our preferred “less is more” makeup look possible.

5. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help with breakouts.

By helping to reduce inflammation in the skin, vitamin C supports the controlled production of breakout-inducing oils and visibly minimizes redness and swelling caused by acne.

6. It boosts collagen production.

For those looking for “anti-aging” skincare solutions, you’ll love to hear that vitamin C has also been shown to help stimulate collagen production. With increased collagen levels, or the building blocks of skin, hair, bones, and more, you’ll notice more youthful-looking skin thanks to an improvement in skin elasticity, firmness, smoothness, and hydration.

How We C It

While reading the hype about vitamin C, you may have stumbled upon concerns about the ingredient as well. Let’s clear the air, shall we?

For some, particularly those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, traditional vitamin C (AKA ascorbic acid) may cause irritation. More often than not, this is because the formula is either too potent for their skin type or the quality of the ingredient is lacking, making it unstable and, therefore, causing a stinging sensation.

Because potency and stability are crucial when formulating with vitamin C, we developed Reflekt 2 Collagen Boost Vitamin C Brightening Serum with only the most high quality and stable version of the ingredient. Between its proven stability and precise measurement, our silky, one-and-done serum is powerfully effective while remaining gentle, so it will never irritate your skin — even if it’s sensitive.

  • Reflekt 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash
  • Reflekt 2 Collagen Boost Vitamin C Brightening Serum
  • Reflekt 3 Power Peptide Sculpting Face Cream
  • Reflekt 4 Smoothing Squalane Eye & Lip Treatment Cream