Vitamin C : Why you (and your skin) need your daily dose

You probably already know that vitamin C is vital for overall health and wellness. But did you know it’s also a skin care powerhouse? Topical vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants available – and it lives up to the hype, effectively tackling the primary causes of premature ageing to give you brighter, firmer skin. We believe both should be incorporated into our daily routines for our overall health and for healthy glowing skin. 

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Every day, natural and environmental triggers affect skin from inside and out, speeding up the skin aging process and resulting in dullness, pigmentation challenges, fine lines and more. 

Skin needs help to fight back against these processes. Vitamin C’s antioxidant benefits make it a true skin care powerhouse– It is excellent at fighting oxidative stress that causes fine lines, hyperpigmentation and other signs of premature skin ageing.

Over time, intrinsic (natural) and extrinsic (environmental) factors cause structural changes in the skin, leading to uneven pigmentation. From UV-induced “age spots” to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, dark spots are no match for vitamin C, it helps stop the causes of uneven pigmentation to effectively brighten skin.

Another major benefit of vitamin C is that it renews skin’s surface. It boosts Collagen production to keep skin looking firm, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This is where vitamin C’s antioxidant properties really come into play. vitamin C helps counteract the effects of oxidative stress and free radicals by neutralising damaging molecules. But – here’s the really exciting part – the latest research also shows that Vitamin C actually enhances your skin’s natural defence system, helping to protect itself from oxidative stress.

Here are our TOP THREE ways vitamin C can (or SHOULD) be incorporated into your skin and health routine:

Professional Skin Treatments:

We incorporate vitamin C into our professional treatments using our NEW Biolumin-C Pro serum. This high-performance professional serum enhances skin’s natural defence system to brighten, firm and help dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Our ProBright treatment is a high-intensity, 3-step treatment to boost absorption of vitamin C into the skin– effectively addressing pigmentation and premature skin ageing. Incorporating professional exfoliation with our Ultra Bright Peel, followed by infusion of our Biolumin-C PRO serum using Micro-current, and lastly our cooling contour masque to firm and soothe the skin.

Just 30 minutes to smoother, brighter skin.

At home skincare:

We now know the benefits of topical vitamin C from our professional skin treatments, but what about at-home skincare?

To continue that brightening, firming, fine line & free radical fighting goodness we should be using a daily vitamin-C serum in our skincare routine, but it’s important to know that not all vitamin C is created equal. In order for topical Vitamin C to actually help brighten, firm and defend skin, it has to get into skin – and many formulas contain unstable ingredients that lose efficacy before they even touch your skin. To make sure you get the most out of your Vitamin C serum, choose one with stable ingredients that can get where skin needs it most.

Our Biolumin-C Serum and Biolumin-C Eye Serum not only contain super-stable, highly bioavailable vitamin c, but also powerful peptides to firm the skin, along with Lactic Acid to accelerate cell turnover.

Daily Dose of Vitamin C:

Vital to our overall health, vitamin C is water soluble so the body does not store it. To maintain adequate levels of vitamin C, humans need a daily intake of food or supplements that contain it.

Vitamin C is involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the proper functioning of the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth plus more.

Our top picks to get your daily dose are:

Be Pure Super Boost C - With a powerful formulation of 2:1 ratio of bioflavonoids to vitamin C, BePure Super Boost C provides your body with a top-quality, high strength dose of vitamin C.
Bioflavonoids recycle the vitamin C electron, so once in your body, it essentially provides you with double the vitamin C, making BePure Super Boost C incredibly high strength.
BePure Super Boost C is created in an easily absorbed, delicious powder form, keeping you energised and your immune system healthy and strong.

Beauty Chef Glow Powder - A daily beauty powder for radiant skin and gut health. With 18 Certified Organic wholefoods including bio-fermented maqui berries, queen garnet plum and pomegranate fruit peel extract, vitamin C to help boost collagen production and zinc to support healthy hair and nails. Plus provitamin A, broad-spectrum B vitamins and more probiotics thanks to our more potent fermentation process, this berry-flavoured blend promotes luminous skin—from the inside out.