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Why you need a vitamin C serum!!

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What does a vitamin C serum do?


Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for human health, and it's also one of the most potent antioxidants available. Antioxidants help protect your skin from environmental damage, which is especially important if you're out in the sun or if you're not wearing sunscreen regularly. Vitamin C is also essential for the formation of collagen, so if you’re wanting your skin to stay plump, Vitamin C can certainly help. Another benefit is its strengthening effect on capillary walls. If you are prone to spider veins and burst capillaries, by promoting collagen production, Vitamin C enhances the strength of blood vessel walls and reduces spider veins and burst capillaries. It also has a lovely brightening effect on the skin, and helps to diminish pigmentation.


Why does it have a reputation for causing sensitivity?


The misconception around Vitamin C serums is that they cannot be used on sensitive skins. Not all Vitamin C serums are equal; there are a lot of variations, or derivatives, of Vitamin C. L-Ascorbic Acid, for example, is one form of Vitamin C commonly used in skincare, however, there are countless others. Then there are the pure botanical extract forms, such as Kakadu Plum and Tasmanian Pepper Berry.


If Vitamin C is not encapsulated, the form is a more reactive type, it may cause reactions in sensitive skins. The encapsulation of vitamin C can help to transport it to the lower layers of the epidermis and improve its absorption for a greater anti-aging effect. 


Botanical Envy Vitamin C serum contains encapsulated Ascorbyl Palmitate, a gentle, stable, oil-soluble form of Vitamin C. Ascorbyl Palmitate doesn't have the same oxidation process as L-Ascorbic Acid, which can cause irritation and isn't recommended for sensitive skin types. Ascorbyl Palmitate has the ability to penetrate skin tissue and stimulate collagen production. As it is an oil-soluble form, Ascorbyl Palmitate is readily absorbed in the skin, delivering exceptional benefits that even sensitive skin types can tolerate. We have also added Kakadu Plum and Tasmania Pepper Berry extract to our serum brimming with natural Vitamin C.


How often do I use my vitamin C serum?


Thanks to its antioxidant action and its lovely skin brightening effect, most choose to use Vitamin C in the morning. We are more prone to excess free radicals during the day from sun exposure, pollution and stress, so antioxidant protection is generally advised to be boosted in the morning. After cleansing, apply your Vitamin C serum first to allow it to penetrate deeply. Seal it all in with a moisturisers or oil and finish with your sunscreen and makeup.


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