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Vitamin C: The secret ingredient to know for glowing, healthy skin

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Everything you need to know about using vitamin C to achieve glowing skin including the best tips, tricks, and skincare product recommendations for using vitamin C to brighten dull skin and fade pigmentation.

Vitamin C: The secret ingredient to know for glowing, healthy skin

Keen for a serious glow-up? ✨ Vitamin C might just be the skincare saviour you’ve been searching for. This potent ingredient is rich in antioxidants and when used the right way, it can help give you glowing skin with that dreamy lit-from-within look we’re all chasing.

Below, we’re spilling all the skincare secrets to have you achieving your most radiant complexion ever... including our tried-and-true recommendation for one of the best vitamin C serums out.

What vitamin C is and how it can benefit your skin

Vitamin C is an antioxidant-dosed nutrient that can have impressive effects on the skin when consumed and applied topically. The powers of vitamin C are many but to name a few, it can brighten, reduce inflammation, fade signs of ageing like fine lines and facial pigmentation, and of course brighten you up. Research also suggests vitamin C may even help protect against environmental damage and even boost collagen production. 

How to use vitamin C to dial up your glow

For glowing skin, we recommend fine-tuning both your diet and your skincare routine. When it comes to vitamin C-laden foods, many of us immediately think of oranges. But you’ll find it in heaps of other fruits and veggies like broccoli, strawberries, and sprouts, too.

The best vitamin C skincare products to try

When choosing your vitamin C serum, it’s important to know that not all products in this category are made equal. Look for one with sodium ascorbyl phosphate - a stable form of Vitamin C that quickly penetrates into the skin - like Boost Lab Vitamin C Brightening Serum

At $29.95, this supercharged serum is an affordable option that will have you starting to see results in just 28 days. Besides being a brilliant skin brightening serum, Boost Lab Vitamin C Brightening Serum also works double-time as a dark spot remover.

How to get the most out of your vitamin C skincare

Make sure your skincare can really work its magic by applying your products in the correct order. The sequence in which you apply your skincare can have a huge effect on how well active ingredients are able to penetrate the skin. 

Want some tips? Get your serum regimen sorted with our guide to layering skincare.

Who vitamin C-infused skincare is best for 

Good news: Pretty much everyone! Vitamin C skincare serums are generally suitable for every skin type - including those prone to sensitivity - as long as the right product is selected. 

As we’ve mentioned, Boost Lab Vitamin C Brightening Serum contains sodium ascorbyl phosphate which isn’t just effective - it’s also known for being less irritating than some other forms of vitamin C. In other words, it’s a goodie for those with sensitivity-prone skin. Plus it’s fragrance-free, cruelty-free, sulphate free, AND paraben-free. 

If you’re looking for more skincare advice, try our guide to choosing the best serum boosters for your skin type. You can also check out more of our skincare serums and buy skincare online at Boost Lab.

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