Vitamin C: The Powerful Brightening Skincare Ingredient
May 31, 20233 min read
The ever-so-important Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to help protect us, while also forming blood vessels, muscles and even collagen in our bones. Plus, it works as a powerhouse ingredient for your skin as it focuses on brightening, fighting harmful free radicals along with collagen and elastin formation.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the brightening properties of Vitamin C while also talking about Dr. Kaplan’s recommended products if you’re looking to add this ingredient into your daily regimen.
The Brightening Benefits of Vitamin C
Thinking about how Vitamin C has so many benefits can seem a little too good to be true, but it’s not! This ingredient is incredibly popular for a reason, and we’re going to dive a little bit more into why now.
Many of us are looking for ways to brighten up our complexion, and Vitamin C is a key ingredient in making that happen. It does this because it holds high concentrations of ascorbic acid or L-Ascorbic acid, which is a powerful brightening ingredient. It also discourages the natural melanin production in your skin, which is what makes your skin produce dark spots, discoloration and hyperpigmentation. By discouraging that, Vitamin C keeps your skin tone even and these high concentrations of it allows your skin to appear less dull, brighter and more even toned.
Though we’re focusing on Vitamin C’s brightening benefits here, there’s also plenty more. Some of which we’ve already mentioned are fighting free radicals and producing collagen. Did you know that it can also reduce redness, the appearance of under eye circles and provide hydration? Talk about a powerhouse ingredient!
What Dr. Kaplan Recommends
When developing new skincare products for all skin types, Dr. Kaplan knows that Vitamin C is essential. That’s why he includes it in some of his most important formulas. Wondering which products he recommends if you’re looking to brighten your skin with Vitamin C? We’ve featured them all below.
This newest treatment in the Diamond Contour collection does it all. It has been clinically-proven to make skin look brighter, smoother and plumper all while feeling weightless when blending. With non-tinted and tinted shades, this complexion treatment brightens your skin with Vitamin C while also protecting with SPF 30.
This award-winning neck serum powerfully treats your skin and has been clinically proven to improve firmness, elasticity and crepiness after using it just once. Not only does it do all that but it makes your skin brighter and stronger using Vitamin C, which is known to boost collagen synthesis.
The Diamond Contour Lifting Rose Quartz Neck Serum has left countless users with more rejuvenated skin on their neck for a more youthful look. Plus, using the Brazilian Rose Quartz Applicator, the serum slides on onto the skin to effectively deliver ingredients while giving you a soothing massage each day.
Diamond Contour Intensive Anti-Aging Hand Treatment
Using a powerful Vitamin C Complex, this hand treatment works diligently to brighten the skin on your hands. This ingredient also helps to even your skin tone, diminish dark spots along with veins and other discoloration.
The Diamond Contour Intensive Anti-Aging Hand Treatment also helps improve the appearance of wrinkles, offers deep hydration while smoothing and plumping the skin on your hands. All of these results have been clinically proven and those who have tried it know just how incredible it is.
Daily Moisture SPF 30 Concentrate
This daily moisturizer is the perfect essential to your morning skincare routine. Since it holds marine DNA microspheres that are filled with Vitamin C & E, you get a time-released protection against photo aging. On top of this, you still get the brightening benefits, all while your skin is getting deeply hydrated and protected.