Vitamin C in Skin Care Products

vitamin c skincareVitamin C is the most commonly taken supplement in the UK due to its variety of benefits. 

In terms of the skin, vitamin C is now emerging as a key ‘active ingredient’ which promises a range of benefits.

Can it work?

Dr Ross Perry, founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, explains:

“Vitamin C is one of the most effective ingredients in skincare, with clinical evidence to support its effectiveness.

“Vitamin C is an antioxidant which can help with the damage caused by exposure to sunlight (UVA and UVB), helping to reduce patchy pigmentation for clearer, brighter and more even skin tone. It also helps to support and stimulate collagen production in the skin, which makes smoother and tighter, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

“However, do bear in mind that the strength of formulation will dictate how much of a result you get.  High street products claiming vitamin C may actually have insufficient amount of the active ingredient to make any difference beyond moisturising.

“Professional and cosmeceutical products typically have 10% concentration of vitamin C and even up to 20%. You may need to start with a lower concentration in order to get your skin used to the vitamin C.”

Vitamin C Products

For clients looking for good vitamin C products, Cosmedics Beauty offer the ZO Skin Health range C-Bright Serum 10% Vitamin C.  This serum has a range of benefits:

  • Ascorbic acid (10%) works to exfoliate skin surface
  • Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Antioxidant reduces the effects of pollution and sun damage on the skin
  • Can help to reduce discolouration and pigmentation for a more even tone and brighter complexion

ZO Skin Health founder Dr. Zein Obagi explains:

“C-Bright 10% Vitamin C Serum delivers exfoliating and brightening benefits while inhibiting the formation of new pigmentation. The result is a brighter skin tone and reduction in lines and wrinkles.”


Cosmedics Beauty

Cosmedics’ London Beauty Salons offer a range of advanced treatments including laser hair removal. Their Beauty Therapists are fully trained and qualified to use the latest technology and offer an extensive choice of customisable options. We now have a choice of two fabulously equipped and appointed salons:

  • 4 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DS
  • 41 Harley Street, London, W1G 8QH

For further information, to book an appointment or for any queries, please call our friendly team on 0208 246 4861 or email