Vit C Serum

6 Mistakes You Could Be Making With Your Vitamin C Serum

  • By Srishty Singh

 Want to make the best out of your Vitamin C serum, here are 5 mistakes you should avoid at all costs. Keep reading to dig deeper!

No palette can mimic the glow of healthy, happy skin! This is why our Vit C serum should find a coveted spot on your vanity. The active boosts your skin’s brightness while addressing concerns like dark spots, blemishes, acne-related inflammation, and premature ageing.

If you wish to make the most of the versatile active and achieve your skin goals for 2024 – here are some common mistakes you should avoid. From skimping on SPF to excessive layering with AHAs and BHAs, scroll ahead for our exhaustive list. But before we dig deeper, how about a refresher on vitamin C for all our first-time users? Couldn’t hurt, right?

 Why Vitamin C ?

Vitamin C is packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It naturally occurs in our body’s first line of defence, a.k.a, our skin. According to a scientific journal published in the National Library of Medicine, the active supports important and well-known functions stimulating collagen synthesis and assisting in antioxidant protection against UV-induced photodamage.

 However, the constant exposure to sunlight and free radicals depletes the levels of Vitamin C over time.

 Benefits of Using A Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C has a gamut of skin benefits. Scroll ahead for the list before you add our miraculous Vit C serum to your AM/PM routine.

1. Erases Dark Spots and Pigmentation: Using Vitamin C serum for face inhibits melanin production, fading the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation. It is the perfect fit for an uneven or splotchy complexion.

2. Restores Your Skin’s Youthful Appearance: The application of Vitamin C also boosts collagen production. For those who don't know, collagen is a cardinal building block of your skin, ensuring its structure and integrity. The fibre-like structure ensures supple, taut skin, shy of fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Lightens Acne Scars and Pocks: Tired of pesky acne scars? Add Foxtale’s Vitamin C serum into your skincare rotation. The formulation’s cream-like texture ensures healthy cellular turnover, fading acne scars and pocks over time.

4. Prevents Skin Against Aggressors: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights off external aggressors. For all our beauty beginners, an antioxidant neutralises harmful free radicals that can harm your skin.

Mistakes to Avoid While Using Vitamin C

Preemptively avoid these mistakes with your Vit C serum and sweep all the aforementioned benefits of the skincare staple.

1. Storage: Vitamin C serum is prone to oxidation with heat, light, and air enabling the process. Oxidised Vit C (or dehydroascorbic acid) is ineffective and in some cases, harmful to your skin’s health. Luckily, Foxtale’s Vit C serum sits in a tinted, air-tight bottle with a convenient pump on the brim. Grab your only at INR 595 for glowing, gorgeous skin.

Pro Tip: If your serum exhibits a deep orange or rust colour, know that it is oxidised.

2. Inconsistent Application: Consistency is key for attaining the skin of your dreams – nothing happens overnight. So, if you wish for long-lasting results, stick to using the serum in your AM/PM skincare routine for a couple of weeks. 

3. Cleanse-Treat-Moisturise-Repeat: Never apply your Vitamin C serum without thoroughly cleansing your skin.

If you have dry or brittle skin, use a pea-sized amount of the Hydrating Cleanser for a refreshed complexion. On the contrary, if you are an oily skin gal, opt for the Acne Control Cleanser with Salicylic acid. Following this prerequisite allows better absorption of your serum, ensuring maximum efficacy. Once your serum is completely dry, top it off with your favourite moisturiser and SPF.

4. Layer Smartly: Ingredients like ferulic acid, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and Vitamin E boost Vitamin C's efficacy.

 Vitamin E, another high-performing antioxidant, doubles down on skin protection against harmful UV rays and agitators. Furthermore, the infusion of Vitamin E and C, as seen in our innovative Foxtale Vit C Serum, allows better absorption of the serum through the skin's lipid barrier. Faster, more effective skin brightening is guaranteed.

If you are someone with ultra-sensitive skin, try layering with hyaluronic acid. Apply a thin layer of the HA serum first to offset episodes of redness, inflammation or flare-ups (if any). 

1. Avoid AHAs/BHAs with Vitamin C: The combination of AHA BHA with Vitamin C is notoriously powerful and overwhelms the skin. It leads to out-of-the-blue breakouts, inflammation or irritation. If you have acne-prone or oily skin, try vitamin C in the morning with sunscreen and AHA/BHA during your PM routine.

2. Never Skimp on Sunscreen: A generous layer of the Vitamin C Serum neutralises the harmful radicals that cause skin damage. But it doesn’t compensate for the absence of a broad spectrum sunscreen warding off UVA and UVB radiations. Exactly why, pairing your Vitamin C Serum with a sunscreen of your choice is highly recommended.


It is safe that Vitamin C bodes well for a variety of concerns across all skin types. However, some common mistakes can deplete the potency of the brightening agent.


1. Is Foxtale’s Vitamin C Serum made for the sensitive skin type?

Ans) Yes! Foxtale’s Vitamin C Serum is formulated for all skin types, including sensitive. Having said that, we know that skincare is not a ‘one size fits all’ formula. So, do conduct a patch test on your neck before using it on your face.

2. Can Vitamin C make your skin sensitive to the sun?

Ans) Not true. Vitamin C doubles down on sun protection by offsetting damage by harmful UV radiations.

3. What is the best Vitamin C serum for reducing dark spots and boosting skin brightness?

Our 15% L-ascorbic acid infused concoction is the gold standard of Vitamin C. It is formulated at a lower pH (hence isn’t too acidic), carries emollients for moisturisation and has an extended shelf life.

4. What should I apply first, the Vitamin C Serum or the Hydrating Moisturiser?

Go in with the serum first. The feather-light, non-greasy serum seeps into the skin almost instantly. Once the serum is completely absorbed , seal the water content with the Hydrating Moisturiser.

5. What is the best serum to attain glowing skin?

Vitamin C is the best serum to attain glowing skin! The active reduces the appearance of dark spots and patches while boosting your skin’s radiance,

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