Which Vitamin C Serum is Right for You?
With so many vitamin C products that are on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? There are serums, creams, cleansers and more. Lucky for you, we are here to help! Here are our favourites by skin type;
Dry skin can be more sensitive to many products. So, choosing the right vitamin c product can be a little harder. Our number one pick for dry skin?
Vivier Kine C – This product is a mix of Viviers’ amazing vitamin c serum with an extra dose of peptides in a slightly more humectant base for increased hydration. It is a sure-fire way to perk up dry dehydrated skin.
For an at home treatment that will help deeply hydrate and remove dulling dead skin we recommend:
DermaQuest C-Infusion Mask – This masque utilizes vitamin C and potent fruit enzymes to refresh dry tired skin and keep it fresh.
If you have rosacea, or reactive skin, the anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin C can be incredibly beneficial. Finding a product that you don’t react to can be a challenge. Our go-to starter for sensitive and reactive skin?
Vivier Serum 5 – With a lower dose of the L-Ascorbic Acid and some soothing peptides, it is extremely well tolerated even by the most reactive skin types. It even works well on the delicate eye area.
Early Signs of Aging
Are you just starting to notice the beginning signs of aging? For skin that has just a few fine lines and the precursors to visible sun damage, we recommend
Dermaquest C-Infusion Serum AND C-Infusion Eye – This creamy, hydrating serum can double as a light weight day cream for many people. It contains enough vitamin c to slow down collagen degradation and the formation of wrinkles, while the active peptides help reduce existing fine lines.
Acne Prone or Combination Skin
If you are mildly to moderately acne prone, our number one pick is
Vivier Serum 20 – This serum contains a high dose of L-Ascorbic acid, which is a mild AHA. The vitamin c will help prevent acne scars from forming, as well as promote healing of breakouts once they have run their course.
Visibly Aging and Resistant Skin
If you are past just having a few fine lines, and have moved on to skin that is definitely showing the signs of aging, the we like to kick it up a notch with:
Vivier C+E Peptide Serum – This serum contains an extra anti-oxidant in the form of Vitamin E, which will aid greatly in the repair of deeper wrinkles. Vitamin E is an amazing addition for skin that is resistant to change with just vitamin c on its own.
Hormonally Uneven Skin
(Melasma aka Pregnancy Mask)
If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, Vitamin C makes a very safe option to slow down the progression of Melasma (also called Pregnancy Mask). It is completely safe to use during pregnancy and or while breastfeeding. It won’t clear it up completely, but Vitamin C’s natural brightening and anti-inflammatory properties, make it a perfect ingredient for this challenging condition. Our first pick during pregnancy is: Dermaquest C-Infusion Cleanser, C-Infusion Serum and if needed C-Infusion Eye Cream.
Melasma unfortunately is not curable. For many women, it can be a real post baby struggle to clear it up. However, once you are done with your pregnancy (and breastfeeding) journey, we can incorporate a few other ingredients to help increase the positive effects of the Vitamin C.
Our go to for melasma after pregnancy?
Vivier Seequin IDS 4 – This serum utilizes a 4% Hydroquinone in addition to the L-Ascorbic acid to maximise the reduction in melasma and keep it at bay. By combining both of these active ingredients we are able to see greater clearing in melasma than with each ingredient on its own.
If you would like further analysis of your skin to determine the best course of action for you, give us a call at 403-287-1477.
We would love to see you for a consultation and help you on the path to glowing, healthy skin!