How can vitamin C help your skin? We've got the answers to your most commonly asked questions about vitamin C’s effects on skin, plus which products you should use to add more vitamin C to your skincare routine.

What are vitamin C’s effects on the skin?

Vitamin C can provide many benefits for your skin including:

  • • Protects skin cells from UV damage
  • • Promotes collagen production to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging
  • • Reduces redness and inflammation
  • • Fades hyperpigmentation for a more even skin tone
  • • Boosts skin’s natural abilities to repair itself

That’s why it’s such a popular ingredient in skincare!

Can you use too much vitamin C on your skin?

As with most skincare ingredients, there can be too much of a good thing. If you apply vitamin C serum to your face too often, you may experience skin irritation, blackheads, or breakouts. So, we recommend using one to two drops of Perfect “C” Treatment Serum after cleansing and toning your skin.

Can vitamin C be absorbed through the skin?

Yes, vitamin C can be absorbed through the skin. The effects of vitamin C on skin are more apparent from applying vitamin C topically (meaning on the skin) rather than taking a vitamin C supplement. How much vitamin C is absorbed by the skin also depends on the form of vitamin C.

Does vitamin C make your skin sensitive?

Some people may find that vitamin C serum irritates their skin. If you have very sensitive skin, it may be wise to gradually increase the amount of vitamin C you are using in your skincare routine. For example, apply vitamin C serum to your skin every other day and then gradually increase to daily application.

How long does it take for vitamin C to work on the skin?

As with all skincare, consistency is key! If you apply vitamin C to your skin regularly you can expect to see the positive effects of vitamin C on your skin within four to six weeks.

Vitamin C effects on skin: Our top product picks

You can experience the positive effects of vitamin C on your skin by incorporating these products into your skincare routine:

Perfect Beautifying Toner – Infused with vitamin C as well as ginseng root extract and aloe vera, this soothing toner improves circulation in the skin.

Perfect “C” Treatment Serum – This advanced vitamin C serum utilizes two forms of vitamin C to firm sagging skin, smooth wrinkles, and improve skin tone.

Perfect “C” Eye Treatment – Smooth fine lines and fade the appearance of undereye circles with this moisture-rich eye treatment.

Hydrating-Vita Cream – Energize, moisturize, and protect your skin for up to 24 hours with this vitamin-packed cream.