Written by Janu Yasotharan
Vitamin C has become the talk of the (beauty and skin care) town over the last few years, and with good reason. Similar to how Vitamin C works within our bodies when we consume it—offsetting daily aggressors to strengthen our immune system—this incredibly potent antioxidant works just as hard to keep our skin cells healthy with topical use. This powerhouse ingredient neutralizes free radicals and strengthens the natural regeneration of your skin cells. Our last Living Skin piece talked a bit about Vitamin C and covered that though it's popularly known as a fix for hyperpigmentation, this ingredient is a bit more complex and can work for many other needs. We sat with Professional Skin Therapist Nyssa Grays to learn more.
"Aside from the fact that Vitamin C generally works well for most skin types and gently brightens, it's also a great ingredient to incorporate into your routine for hydration because it actually helps your skin retain moisture," says Grays. She shares that Vitamin C works wonders by fighting against free radical damage to promote collagen production, protection of existing collagen levels, and elastin production for plumper and healthier-looking skin. Grays further shares that "though most Vitamin C recommendations are almost always for serum formulations, there's something really special about layering your products in a way that works for your specific needs."
"Consider exploring the BioLumin-C line with your Professional Skin Therapist to hydrate and brighten your skin," Grays tells us. It's the perfect time to explore this line because Dermalogica's firming BioLumin-C Serum, and brightening and hydrating BioLumin-C Eye Serum are now joined by the latest addition: the NEW BioLumin-C Gel Moisturizer. This supercharged daily gel moisturizer provides you with all the pros of Vitamin C and delivers instant luminosity to contribute to the ultimate skin 'glow up.'
Formulated to be rich in antioxidants and comprised of Squalane and five different types of Hyaluronic Acid, Dermalogica's BioLumin-C Gel Moisturizer delivers long-lasting hydration and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Verbascum Thapsus Flower Extract infusion delivers an instant brightening effect, while Phytic Acid and Pumpkin Enzymes also support the renewal of skin cells. To take it a step further, Dermalogica's BioLumin-C Gel Moisturizer can be layered over any Dermalogica serums with active ingredients leaving you with your brightest and most hydrated skin yet.
Striving for radiant skin as a form of self-care can be made easier with a personalized routine. Connect with one of our Professional Skin Therapists with a free consultation to find a unique skin care regimen that works best for you and your skin goals, so you can glow on and be your brightest self.