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What is Vitamin C & what it does?

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin that isn’t actually produced by the body. Instead, the only way to get it is through supplements or your diet — citrus fruits like oranges and lemons are famously rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in tissue repair, vitamin C promotes collagen production, which has the potential to thicken the dermis, diminish fine lines, and is essential for firm, youthful skin

How it works - It inhibits melanin production in the skin, which helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, even out skin tone, and enhance skin radiance. Finally, “vitamin C helps to repair damage from sun exposure and collagen loss by encouraging healthy cell turnover and regeneration


Forms of Vitamin C - It is highly important to understand that Vitamin C derives from chemicals among them some are best some are worst, Ethyl ascorbic acid and L ascorbic acid are the best derivative you should always look for.

But there are also several vitamin C derivatives, such as sodium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl palmitate, retinyl ascorbate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. These derivatives are not pure vitamin C.


How much a Vitamin C serum should cost for 30ml - Well it totally depends upon which form of Vitamin C has been used to formulate the product. Ethyl ascorbic-based serum should costs around INR 600 to INR 900, L ascorbic is costlier so it would cost anything between INR 900 to INR1300. Any Vitamin C serum in the market for less than INR 400 is junk and should be avoided.


The benefit of Vitamin C for skin

Protects against environmental stressors: As an antioxidant, one of vitamin C’s main functions is protecting the skin.

Promotes collagen production: Vitamin C also plays an important role in collagen synthesis.

Lightens brown spots: Vitamin C is also helpful in lightening unwanted brown spots or decreasing brown discoloration by blocking the pathway of pigment synthesis.