Most of us know that Vitamin C is a vital nutrient to keep our bodies functioning, but did you know that it is also an extremely important step in your skincare regime? It helps with so many of my skin concerns that I’d say it was one of my ‘couldn’t-live-without’ products.
Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our skin by reducing the production of free radicals – the unstable molecules that cause damage to our cells. English please?! Okay, think about all the things that cause your skin to age prematurely… pollutants like smog, dust and cigarette smoke, and the harmful rays of the sun. Those are the free radicals that cause the damange and by using Vitamin C, you are helping your skin to fight against them and slow down the ageing process.
I have been using Vitamin C in my skincare regime for about 2 years. I started off with the Ordinary Vitamin C, but it left my skin feeling tacky and grainy, so I tried a more expensive Vitamin C. This one came in powder form and had to be mixed in with my moisturiser. I found this a bit of a faff, and the product had to be used within a few weeks of opening. Let’s just say it wasn’t the right formula for me. I ended up forgetting to use it every morning which resulted in me having to throw some of the product away because it had oxidised.
I then moved on to Obagi Vitamin C, which I loved, but at more than £100 for a bottle, it wasn’t sustainable and I felt I needed to find a Vitamin C that was more affordable. So when Balance Me got in touch to say they were launching a new Vitamin C Serum, I was very excited. Balance Me is a brand that I have been using for a few years now. You’ll never find my bathroom cabinet without a bottle of their Congested Skin Serum and their Gradual Tanning drops. My girls also use their products as they are 99% natural, so perfect for their young skins.
I was sent a bottle of their new Vitamin C Serum to try at the end of July, two months before the product launched. I have used it every single day since.
Vitamin C is best used in your morning routine, just after cleansing. I usually apply my vitamin C then brush my teeth to allow the product to sink in properly before applying my moisturiser and SPF. This isn’t necessary, it’s just a habit that I got into when I used the Obagi Vitamin C.
* Worth a mention – Balance Me have launched a special offer today, where if you buy the Vitamin C Serum and the Collagen Boost Moisturiser, you will receive a free full size Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm (worth £20) *
Are you using Vitamin C ? If so, do you have a favourite product ? Have you tried this one? As you know, I always appreciate your feedback.
Thanks for reading.