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What are the Benefits of Vitamin C Serum for Skin and Face?

by Neostrata
September 12, 2022

Here at NeoStrata, we get a lot of questions about Vitamin C and we see this ingredient continuing to grow in popularity.

Did you know that 65% of consumers have heard of Vitamin C and look for it in products they purchase? It’s no wonder then, we’re often asked questions like, “What does Vitamin C do?” and “Should I use a Vitamin C Serum?”

Let’s chat about the benefits of Vitamin C and get the glow-down on how you can add this gold standard ingredient to your daily regimen.


What is Vitamin C Serum?

Vitamin C serum is a skincare product containing a potent antioxidant ingredient. Vitamin C serums can come in many formats, including gels, liquids, facial oils, concentrates and capsules or ampoules, and may be applied to the face, neck and décolletage.

If you’re looking for an ingredient designed to provide a more radiant, youthful-looking, glowing complexion, Vitamin C serums are the perfect regimen addition to help all skin types and tones achieve their skincare goals. To use a Vitamin C serum, simply apply to the skin after cleansing and before your daily moisturizer or SPF.

As you research Vitamin C serums, you will discover they may contain many different forms of Vitamin C, including L-Ascorbic Acid (Pure Vitamin C). Other types of Vitamin C found in serums are Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (a stable oil-soluble form of Vitamin C), Ascorbyl Glucoside (a stable water-soluble form of Vitamin C combined with glucose), and many more.

Because L-Ascorbic Acid can be challenging to stabilize in skincare formulations, you will often find alternate forms of Vitamin C that are highly effective. The Enlighten Collection products containing many forms of Vitamin C.


The Benefits of Vitamin C Serum for Your Face and Skin

There are multiple benefits of Vitamin C serum for the face and skin.

  1. Helps visibly fade skin discoloration:

    This multitasking hero ingredient brightens and diminishes the look of dark spots and uneven skin tone to reveal a natural, radiant complexion.
  2. Provides antioxidant support:

    Vitamin C can help defend against exposure to environmental aggressors like UV and pollution that lead to visible signs of skin aging, like discoloration, loss of firmness and lines and wrinkles.
  3. Supports skin’s collagen:

    Vitamin C supports collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a firmer appearance.
  4. Suitable for most skin types:

    Even better, Vitamin C is an ingredient that’s suitable for most skin types and tones.


Vitamin C is a hero ingredient with the power to boost any skincare regimen. This powerhouse ingredient can be found in a variety of skincare products, from cleansers to serums to moisturizers and SPF face creams.

Incorporating Vitamin C serums into your regimen is a great way to reap the brightening and antiaging benefits of this multitasking ingredient. Look for serums that combine Vitamin C with complementary ingredients designed to deliver maximum skin benefits.

Learn more about When & How to Use Vitamin C Serum in Your Skincare Routine and if you’re looking for your next Vitamin C serum, we highly recommend checking out 15% Vitamin C + PHA Serum.


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