We all know why Vitamin C is such a popular supplement, but if there’s one skincare ingredient we can also put our faith into, it is Vitamin C. Studies show that Vitamin C can support healthy skin cell function, collagen production (think plump, youthful skin), elasticity (hello fewer lines and wrinkles) and the appearance of skin pigmentation (yes to a more even skin tone). Read: Vitamin C can deliver that coveted glow we all seek.
Vitamin C – a potent antioxidant
Vitamin C is a power-packed antioxidant that helps to neutralise free radicals. To understand the real benefits of antioxidants, it helps to understand what they do. Although free radicals sound like an early 90s rock band, all jokes aside, when it comes to ageing, they are pretty bad news. Quick science lesson: Free radicals are unstable molecules with an unpaired electron and they occur all the time in chemical reactions happening in your body. Situations like pollution, poor diets, and UV rays increase our free radical exposure. To try to balance themselves, these unpaired electrons are attracted to a nearby incomplete molecule, in order to become 'complete'. Both topical and internal Vitamin C can help to support this free radical process, by donating free electrons which supports healthy cells. But the topical skin benefits of Vitamin C go even further than that. It can also help reduce the appearance of uneven skin pigmentation, improve skin brightness for a clear and radiant complexion.
How do you use Vitamin C in your skin care routine?
Vitamin C can be used both morning and night, but what’s more important than when you use it is the type of Vitamin C that you use. Vitamin C can be unstable when it is in skincare, so it's essential that either a stable form is used (like Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate) or that the product is designed so that it can be activated when you use it. Stable Vitamin C offers proven results when used on the skin.
Get the glow with Trilogy’s Vitamin C collection
As with any skin care routine, products with the most concentrated ingredients are applied after cleansing and/or exfoliating, so any serums or treatment products should always be applied to clean skin. A moisturiser is applied last to help keep the skin soft and supple as well as seal in the benefits of the serums. Vitamin C Serum a staple in your skincare ritual? Here's four important things you need to know about Vitamin C serums.
If you’re looking for a real skin boost before a special event or just to kickstart a new skin care routine, Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment is sure to deliver. This two-week intense brightening treatment delivers high-potency Vitamin C powder in its most active form (6% ascorbic acid) along with hydrating hyaluronic acid, nourishing rosehip and fresh mandarin oil. Use twice daily for two consecutive weeks to help an even complexion and overall radiance, and to revive dull, tired skin. There’s one downside to Vitamin C, it is quick to oxidise when exposed to air, light and water, which is why the packaging mechanism of Vitamin C Booster Treatment seals the ascorbic acid powder from the hyaluronic base until you’re ready to begin using it.
Formulated with Vitamin C, mandarin and ylang-ylang, this Energising Mist Toner instantly refreshes and rejuvenates the skin during your skin care routine and while you’re on the go. In fact, this is gorgeous mist is ideal to keep in your desk drawer if you work in an air-conditioned office and want to instantly refresh your skin at any time. The wonderful zesty scent is also a gorgeous caffeine-free pick-me-up for that tricky late afternoon lull.
This light, yet hydrating lotion harnesses Vitamin C to promote a brighter complexion, rosehip oil to nourish and daisy extract to illuminate and help the appearance of pigmentation. It can be used on its own or, for optimal results, use it alongside the Vitamin C Booster Treatment.
Easy to use, but highly effective, simply mix ½ teaspoon of Skin Polishing Powder with a splash of warm water in the palm of your hand to create a non-abrasive polishing milk. Massaged into your skin, rice starch gently buffs away dead skin cells and cleanses pores, while Vitamin C helps to brighten the complexion. The result is an instant glow and a smooth canvas for the rest of your skin care routine.
Formulated with plant-derived hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump, Vitamin C to supportcollagen production and fight free radical damage and cooling Aloe vera leaf juice, this Eye Gel helps to refresh tired puffy eyes. A cooling ceramic applicator makes it easy to sweep across the undereye area.
Test results: Trilogy’s Vitamin C delivers
To test the Vitamin C Booster Treatment and Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion, Trilogy conducted a consumer trial on 30 women per test group who used both of the products twice daily over a two-week period and then self-assessed their results.
Using both the Vitamin C Booster Treatment and the Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion, 80% liked what they saw in overall skin radiance, 73% saw positive changes to skin tone and 86% saw improvement for tired, dull skin.
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