Vitamin C recovers your UV damages and brightens your skin
How do you usually protect and recover from UV damages?
When our body takes in UV rays, it creates active oxygen and it makes our skin become senescent. In this case, vitamin C can help us to reduce the damage. However our body can’t create vitamin C itself and we need to consume it actively.
So in this article, I’ll introduce some items which can recover your UV damages and brighten your skin to make it look healthier.
They are all my favorites because I use them regularly since I moved to Singapore.
The weather is pretty different in Singapore as compared to my home country, Japan.
I use to take vitamin C but you know, there are 4 seasons in Japan. So I had to change products depending on the seasons.
In Singapore, I don’t need to worry about seasons because it’s just summer throughout the year.
But the SUNLIGHT IS VERY STRONG HERE so we have extra care for our skin.
Believe me and read this article till the end.
I hope that this article will be useful to you.
Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum
This high concentration vitamin ampoule is made with 70% Vitamin Tree Water and 21.5% Pure Vitamin C to deliver the concentrated effects of vitamin C to the skin. The serum removes dead skin cells to even out the skin tone and brightens the complexion.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS - 21.5% Vitamin C
An ingredient to help with brightening and fading acne scars and pigmentation. It improves overall skin tone and rough skin texture.
- 70% Vitamin Tree Water
Adds moisture to the skin and gives a healthy youthful glow
It’s light in texture and it feels moisturizing.
You can use it daily and during night time.
During the day, it protects your skin from sunlight.
During night time, it recovers your skin from UV damages.
I was shocked when I used it for night skincare for the first time.
No matter who sees it, my skin definitely became brighter the next day.
After using it once, it had become part of my favorite skincare item.
I apply it fully on my face but it’s also good on spot areas only.
HOW TO USE
1) After cleansing, prep the skin with the toner.
2) Dispense 1-2 drops of the vitamin serum on hands and apply over dull areas that lack elasticity.
To avoid a fast oxidization
Store in a cool, shaded, dry place
Use it within 6 months after opening
Stable: like the photo
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
Apply a small amount to face in the AM or the PM (PM preferred). Avoid contact with the eyes. A tingling sensation can be expected after application. If the sensation is too strong to tolerate, the formula can be mixed on each application with other creams or serums of your preference.
L-ascorbic acid: a potent form of vitamin C with dramatic brightening and anti-aging effects
Sodium Hyaluronate: a form of hyaluronic acid that boosts the skin's moisture content for a plump, supple, and smooth appearance
It contains vegan and free water, alcohol, oil, silicone, nut, gluten and cruelty.
They have a 30% type too. The main difference between both products is the texture.
23% is heavy and rough texture and 30% is smooth texture with silicone.
I do feel that 23% is heavy, a little sticky and rough. But dimethicone (the part of silicon) in 30% reduces vitamin’s effect.
HOW TO USE
1)Apply a pea-sized amount to your skin in the morning or at night after toners and water-based products
Expect a slight tingling sensation during the first 1-2 weeks of use. If irritation occurs, this product can be diluted to reduce its strength.
Their items which can’t apply together
Buffet+Copper Peptides 1%
Argireline Solution 10%
The Ordinary.’s products have pairs which can’t be applied together. Please check the ingredients of your items when you apply the products.
As I mentioned earlier, our body can’t produce vitamin C itself so I’ll introduce two supplements.
Vitamin C-1000 Veg Capsules
Vitamin C is also necessary for the production of collagen (a structural protein in connective tissue) and is therefore important for skin, bone, and joint health.
Vitamin C is needed for amino acid metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis, and the utilization of many nutrients, such as folic acid and iron. It is also a highly effective antioxidant that can help maintain healthy tissues by neutralizing free radicals generated during normal metabolism and exposure to environmental stressors.
Rutin Powder (Sophora japonica) (Flower Bud)
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex
HOW TO TAKE
Take 1 capsule daily
For adults only
The antioxidant functions of Glutathione Reduced include recycling vitamins E and C and serving as an antioxidant in all types of tissues.
HOW TO TAKE
Take 1 capsule per day with a meal or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional
For adults only
I take the supplements every night and actually I always purchase them online in Singapore. Please keep them refrigerated after receiving them.
By Wishtrend- Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum
The Ordinary.- Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
NOW Foods- Vitamin C-1000 Veg Capsules
Jarrow FORMULAS- Glutathione Reduced 500MG
Text by: Yuki