The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (AKA ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make the sunny-hued little beauty a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have even shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage. To break the news gently: you NEED the stuff on your face, as well as in your diet. Lucky for you there’s some clever skincare brands doing unique things with it, and formulas to suit every skin.
New Zealand skincare legends Trilogy have several unique Vitamin C-based formulas in their range, one of which comes in the form of a double whammy: a Vitamin C Booster Treatment and Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion. The Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion is a super light, refreshing daily use hydrating lotion that harnesses the power of antioxidant-rich vitamin C to promote a brighter and even complexion. In addition, the inclusion of Trilogy’s most famous ingredient – rosehip oil – boosts hydration, while daisy extract helps to improve the appearance of pigmentation, giving skin that ‘lit from within’ look as the refreshing scent of mandarin oil awakens the senses.
To add a next-level boost to this daily faithful: use it in conjunction with Trilogy’s Vitamin C Booster Treatment for a freshly activated, two-week intense brightening beauty treatment packed with high potency natural Vitamin C powder in its freshest and most active form. Vitamin C is always at its most active when it’s fresh, so this little booster includes a unique dispensing mechanism which pops with freshness when the 100 percent pure Vitamin C powder is released into an ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid concentrate enriched with daisy extract, rosehip, and mandarin oil. The fresh activation ensures the powder’s potency levels are at their optimal level to deliver maximum skin brightening results. Once activated, the treatment is designed to be used twice daily for two consecutive weeks to visibly boost the skin’s own unique glow and to help improve the overall appearance of dull and tired skin. This makes it perfect for use before an important event, or as a real pick me up when you think your skin needs it most. In two weeks’ you’ll see some pretty magical results, and both products are suitable for pretty much all skin types.
Tailor Gold Dust is another winning formula by a highly respected New Zealand brand, lauded by beauty editors and clean beauty fans alike. A blend of pure Vitamin C and CoQ10 crystals, Gold Dust is designed to be added to your evening skincare routine to boost the skin’s cellular energy and collagen synthesis, resulting in younger-looking skin. Vitamin C works to boost collagen while lighting and brightening the complexion, whilst CoQ10 is a cellular energiser and antioxidant that can reduce the visible oxidative damage caused by UV rays and even decrease the depth of wrinkles. To use: after cleansing, mix a pinch of Gold Dust with Tailor Renew or Moisture and gently apply to face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Use every night for one week to immediately brighten skin, taking a break and then repeating the cycle each month to fade scars and reduce hyperpigmentation. Watch and glow!