While the summer may be officially over, your skin and mine are still reeling from the sun’s rays and its effect on our skin. Even though you may not have been basking directly in the sun and you were reapplying your sunscreen as directed, your skin can still use the extra support and a boost at the end of the season! And, quite frankly all year long!  

ZO Skin Health has the best Vitamin C product on the market to rejuvenate and correct your skin’s sun damage — I’m talking about the amazing 10% Vitamin C Self Activating. Making sure you get plenty of Vitamin C through your diet and/or as a vitamin supplement is always very important for your immunity. However, many people are not aware of the strong benefits and boost that Vitamin C affords your everyday skincare regimen. In this blog, I want to share with you how Vitamin C works, its incredible benefits and what form works the best… because the form of Vitamin C being applied actually matters! 

Why Vitamin C?


Vitamin C is an absolute miracle ingredient providing significant improvement in the appearance of your skin. I completely agree! Vitamin C is used for a whole host of reasons ie: hydration, fine lines and wrinkles, diminishing dark spots, minimizing hyperpigmentation (this is great for my patients dealing with melasma!). But, most importantly, correcting sun damaged skin.  

So, how does Vitamin C accomplish all of these amazing results to your skin? Vitamin C contains potent antioxidants that neutralize the free radicals harmful to your skin. Did you know free radicals cause a chemical reaction through oxidation that lead to cell damage or death? By applying this antioxidant, you will stop these adverse chain reactions and say goodbye to the UV damage you accumulated over the summer! Furthermore, antioxidants help inhibit inflammation which cause the depletion of collagen. The most popular of antioxidants, Vitamin C, protects against photo damage ie: sun damage and skin cancer.

The Best Delivery of Vitamin C to Your Skin?

Vitamin C comes in two forms of delivery to your skin… Oil, dispensing from a dropper bottle, and crème, dispensing from a pump.  So, which one to choose when it comes to getting all the good-for-you benefits? This decision is incredibly important to how effective it will actually be to your skin. Oil only penetrates the outer layer of the skin, not getting to the deeper layers to repair, sun damage or hyperpigmentation. This means you’re really missing out on your daily dose of antioxidants that could help heal your sun-worn skin. And, forget those small dropper bottles! The moment you open the dropper bottle and expose it to oxygen, you decrease the efficacy of the product contained in the bottle! Make sure your product is a vacuum sealed container that will not allow the product to oxidize and will allow the last dose to be as effective as the first. 

Personally, I’m all about using a Vitamin C crème, since it penetrates deeply to protect and prevent your skin from hyperpigmentation, aging, and more. I love ZO 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating because it includes 10% ascorbic acid (higher doses may irritate the skin) to treat visible hyperpigmentation and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate to prevent future pigmentation. It also has squalene which provides added hydration and contains Vitamin E, which is another powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are most effective when used together! I use 10% Vitamin C Self Activating as my last step in my AM and PM skincare routine. 

ZO Skin Health Brightalive Skin Brightener is an excellent brightening product that I like to pair with Vitamin C, when targeting hyperpigmented skin. Brightalive provides skin brightening and blocks new pigment formation by removing dead skin cells and purging existing pigmentation. 

My final words….Vitamin C is magical!  And when used as a crème, provides optimal aid to your overall skin’s appearance, while correcting below the surface of the skin. Add a little antioxidant (Vitamin C) to your daily routine to give your skincare regimen an upgrade—there’s no better time to look fabulous than the Fall! 

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