Vitamin C Serum For Acne - All You Need To Know
If you’re a teenager, you know that acne can break out at any time. It doesn’t matter what occasion. Whether it’s the school prom or your cousin’s wedding, acne always finds a way to say hello at the most unwelcome of times. Which is why recently, modern advancements have led to the development of a new serum for treating acne.
Say hello to the vitamin C serum. This serum can enhance the immune system of the body, rejuvenating the skin and eradicating acne scars. These serums have recently become popular, and works wonders in removing acne and leftover scaring. This is what makes it so popular and sought after.
Vitamin C serums piqued our interests when we first heard about them. So we set out to the get all the information about it that we could.
Read on to find out more about vitamin C serums!
What Is Vitamin C Serum And What Does It Do?
Vitamin C usually comes in the form of face masks and creams or as a vitamin supplement. Vitamin C serums are usually pure, with some commercial products that have just a bit of niacinamide and salicylic acid for added touch-ups. Be sure to look at the ingredients of the supplement you are buying.
The serum works very simply, it uses the antioxidant property of vitamin C to neutralize any and all free radicals on the skin. For those of you who don’t know, a new study shows that free radicals (charged molecules) on the surface of the skin can cause irritation, skin pigmentation, and worse, acne. The serum helps alleviate acne, but these are still to be tested.
How to Use the Vitamin C Serum?
The exact instructions of the usage and dosage of the serum differs from product to product, and it is wise to consult a dermatologist about what is best.
Typically, most customers use the serums without consultation. The way most people do it is by first using a regular face wash or scrub to cleanse the face of any dirt or grime. Then by applying the serum for at least 5 minutes, letting it soak through the pores. A daily face cream or SPF sunscreen can be applied, but only after the serum has soaked in.
As for oral vitamin C supplements, most people take them once or twice a day. But as always, it is best to consult with your local doctor.
What is more effective, serum or supplement?
From the experiences of multiple customers worldwide, we deduce that the serum is more effective than the oral supplement. A recent study showed that the serum can be 20% more effective than a supplement. However, this is just a personal opinion from many dermatologists, and the only one way to find out is to use it for yourself!
What forms can I take a vitamin C?
Vitamin C serums and supplements can come in a number of forms, including pills and serums. The following is a concise list:
- Supplement pills
- Bottled serum
- Face masks
- Facial creams
- Syringes (rare)
What other ingredients are present in bottled vitamin C?
Although some vitamin C serum bottles contain pure edible vitamin C, many commercial products mix in some other ingredients as well. These ingredients usually include salicylic acid, niacinamide (Vitamin B3), tea tree oil, and retinol. These, along with vitamin C, are essential for rejuvenating the skin’s cells and are very important for the removal of acne.
What does salicylic acid do?
Salicylic acid is an excellent exfoliating agent, and is best for users who want to get rid of dull, dead, and dry skin. More often than not, it is credited with preventing dryness and irritation.
Salicylic acid can be found in most serums, and works great at removing dead cells from the surface of your skin. This, in turn, frees the pores and unclogs them, allowing the serum to reach deep into the dermis and to rejuvenate the skin from the very foundation.
Most solutions use a diluted form of this acid, usually in concentrations of a mere 0.5%.
What does vitamin B3 do?
Vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide, is a common cosmetic ingredient, whose acne-fighting properties were just recently discovered. Vitamin B3 is best known for reducing acne scars and damage, meaning it does little to reduce acne but works great for protecting the skin from the damage caused by acne.
Recent studies have shown that vitamin B3 can be effective in reducing acne production, as much as 60%. This could only mean one thing: this ingredient, in conjunction with vitamin C and salicylic acid, will definitely help fight off acne.
More added cosmetic and medical benefits of vitamin B3 include reduced appearance of acne scars, even skin pigmentation, and moisturizing.
The Best Vitamin C Serum for Acne Treatment
Are you confused and can't decide on the perfect vitamin C serum for your acne treatment? We were too, until we formulated the COUI Super C Serum. Trust us, you’ll love it too!
The COUI Super C Serum promises clearer skin, reduced acne scars, fewer breakouts, zero fine lines and wrinkles, and a reversal of the natural process that we call aging. Use the Super C at most twice a day, and you’ll soon see the skin of your dreams in the mirror.
How does it work?
The Super C Serum uses a concentrated mixture of Vitamin C and hydrolyzed collagen to keep the skin youthful and healthy. Vitamin C helps neutralize the free radicals on the skin while the hydrolyzed collagen synthesizes the necessary amino acids that accelerate cell growth.
But do you want to know the secret ingredient in the concoction? You’ll never believe it. It’s an epidermal growth factor! The EGF reverses the process of aging and removes fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
COUI Super C Serum buyers seem satisfied with what they bought. In the simplest sense, the COUI Super C Serum contains, in order of concentration:
- Distilled water
- Vitamin C
- Hydrolyzed collagen
- Marine kelp
- Hyaluronic acid
- Epidermeral Growth Factor (EGF)
- Lemon extracts
Another Amazing Vitamin C Serum
The COUI Natural Vitamin C Serum is another amazing product from COUI, and it might be even better than the previous. For those of you who love to use natural products void of dangerous chemicals with fancy names, rejoice! We got the vitamin C serum just for you.
The Natural Vitamin C Serum contains 20% Vitamin C, meaning that there are more concentration and fewer side effects. The product also contains a few other ingredients, including water, lemon extracts, pomegranate seed oils, and hyaluronic acid.
How it works
The Natural Serum works by utilizing a higher concentration of vitamin C serum, to allow the body’s pores to open up and to kill off any free radicals.
The vitamin C works as an antioxidant, and is certainly better in higher concentrations, as much as 20%. Beware, though: overdosage of Vitamin C can be damaging, and can even increase the frequency of breakouts.
Another important ingredient used in this Vitamin C serum for acne is hyaluronic acid. A softer equivalent to the traditional salicylic acid, this chemical is moisture-binder. It hydrates the skin and keeps it looking smooth and wrinkle-free. After all, the only secret ingredient to anything is just a tad bit more moisture.
What are the ingredients?
The customers are actually quite content with what they got. Many were happy and liked the concept of an all-natural vitamin C serum. The COUI Natural Vitamin C Serum utilizes:
- Distilled water
- 20% vitamin C
- Hyaluronic acid
- Pomegranate seeds
- Vitamin E oil
- Lemon and Orange extracts
Is a vitamin C serum enough to get rid of acne?
Most likely it will not be enough. While the idea of a nice little bottle of serum that can make all your skincare worries go away sounds fun and exciting, it most likely will not work that way.
Acne is a natural process which follows the onset of puberty and pubescence. It can't be stopped, no matter how hard you try. It lasts for however long it wants and goes away on its own. Yes, environmental factors, such as pollution and dirt, do play a role, but these only enhance the underlying cause of acne: hormones.
So why should you buy a serum? Serums and other medications can actually reduce the amount of acne on your face, diminish the appearance of acne scars and pigmentation, alleviate pain, and most importantly, delay the frequency of breakouts.
So while you can't entirely get rid of acne, you can control it.
And as always, don’t forget to love yourself the way you are!