Hero Ingredient: Vitamin C | Vert Beauty

Hero Ingredient: Vitamin C

Every month, we talk about individual skincare ingredients, the hardworking, cult-favorite heroes of our most beloved formulations and rituals. Introducing our next hero feature: Vitamin C!


Vitamin C is a super potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals: because of those antioxidant properties, it aids in your skin's natural regeneration process—we’re talking deep repair for damaged skin cells. So, in the same way that consuming antioxidant-rich foods aids your body in fighting off free radicals (leafy greens, y’all), topical antioxidants— sweet, sweet Vitamin C included—help to offset the aggressors we come into contact with on an everyday basis, like UV damage and exposure to air pollution. Using Vitamin C topically can prevent and reduce damage to our cells, keeping cells healthy and working away at optimum function. 


We see Vitamin C offered as an ingestible, infused in skincare, and in pure, shelf-stable powder form you can mix into your serums and moisturizers. You can reap its beautiful benefits—brightening and anti-aging, collagen and elastin-boosting, and erasing (and preventing entirely!) dark spots and hyperpigmentation, to name a few—in myriad formulas.


 Ursa Major’s Brighten Up Serum www.vertbeauty.com

Ursa Major Brighten Up Serum

Marie Veronique’s C-Therapy Serum www.vertbeauty.com

Marie Veronique C-Therapy Serum

Maya Chia The Super Blend www.vertbeauty.com

Maya Chia Super Blend

Vert co-founder Amanda Hume has a long list of favorites in multiple formats: “Odacité’s Autumn on the World is the ultimate radiance booster—this is a Vitamin C serum I recommend to absolutely everyone. Ursa Major’s Brighten Up Serum hits all the notes, too—it brightens, clarifies, and can be used as a standalone moisturizer. For sensitive skin, I love Marie Veronique’s C-Therapy Serum; it’s great as a retinol alternative for women who are pregnant, too. Maya Chia makes this amazing serum balm, Super Blend—it’s a concentrate, so it’s a luxurious and deeply hydrating mode of Vitamin C delivery. “

Odacité’s Autumn on the World www.vertbeauty.com 

Odacité’s Autumn on the World

 Orgaid Vitamin C Sheet Mask www.vertbeauty.com

Orgaid Vitamin C Sheet Mask

Lauren Nuhn of the Vert social media team, says “Autumn on the World is AMAZING. Legit obsessed with the radiance that comes from it. The Orgaid Vitamin C Sheet Mask always leaves my skin bright and refreshed, too.” 


If you’re looking for the complete lowdown on Vitamin C in skincare, come into our store or chat (and shop) virtually with us via the chat option on our homepage—as always, we’re here to help you get your glow on. 

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