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.

What you should look at before buying Vitamin C serum?

  1. Check for % of vitamin C higher % doesn't mean better performance, but less than 10% not recommended

  2. Check from which chemical it is derived best is ascorbic acid, ethyl ascorbic acid

  3. Check the base it should be in aloe vera or other juice for better results

  4. Check for hyaluronic acid or niacinamide based Vitamin C serum these two ingredients boosts the performance of serum

  5. Check for pricing, Yes Vitamin C serum are costly products big brands can sell it for INR 399-499 but they hide % of vitamin C, so look out for the products ranging between 500-1000 INR with 15-20% of Vitamin C formulation

  6. Always look for an Amber bottle because it gets oxidized easily

  7. look for stabilized vitamin C serum which is sold by Loee bobvn it doesn't gets oxidized and doesn't changes it color over the time, and fulfills all the requirement shared above

We have 20% Vitamin C serum (Ethyl ascorbic acid) highly stable and of A1 grade which can help in skin brightening and may reduce dark spots, and Under eye gel with Vitamin C to help reduce dark circles.