Effects of Vitamin C Serum on Skin – How Does it Work?

Effects of Vitamin C Serum on Skin – How Does it Work?

  • By Srishty Singh

 The popularity of Vitamin C serums in the skincare world is unparalleled. Power-packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Vit C fights dark spots, early signs of ageing, and oxidative stress or damage. If you are new to the active and wish to integrate it into your daily regimen, scroll ahead on a deep dive into Vit C serums.

If you wish to enhance the latent radiance of your skin, might we recommend making BFFs with vitamin C? The efficacious ingredient splashed across the skincare aisle of your nearest supermarket ensures a luminous complexion – all while dwindling the appearance of dark spots and patches. But that’s not all. Far from a single trick pony, vitamin C, boasts a myriad of other (slightly lesser known) skincare benefits too. From beating early signs of skin ageing to warding off free radicals, the beauty industry relies on this water-soluble vitamin for the holistic healing and overall health of their skin

For all our readers who are new to this active or wish to weave the multitasker into their pre-existing skincare regime – you all have landed on the right page. Ahead, we answer all your burning questions on Vit C. Scroll to learn about the benefits, the effects, and the ideal way to use a vitamin C serum for your face.

 Effects of Vitamin C serum on Skin

As touched upon briefly in the introduction, Vit C has several skin benefits. 

1. Fights Dark Spots and Patches: Topical application of a Vitamin C serum dwindles the appearance of localised discoloration and acne marks, ensuring a single-tone complexion. A Godsend for folks with hyperpigmentation, it guarantees time-bound results that are gratifying.

2. Reverses Skin Ageing: Have signs of premature skin ageing bogged you down? Don’t fret and add a Vitamin C serum to your AM/PM regimen. For the unversed, the active amps up the collagen production in your skin – combating fine lines, wrinkles, and laugh lines. According to a paper published by the Oregon State University, Vitamin C has been shown to stabilise collagen mRNA, thus increasing collagen protein synthesis for repair of the damaged skin.

3. Prevents Radical-Induced Damage: A potent antioxidant, Vitamin C serum wards off free radicals, preventing damage to the skin. According to a scientific literature published by the National Library of Medicine, Vit. C, the most plentiful antioxidant in human skin, forms a part of the complex group of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants that co-exist to protect the skin from reactive oxygen species (ROS). When paired with an SPF, a Vit C serum also minimises sun damage by blocking UV radiation.

4. Clarifies Complexion: Vitamin C ensures a healthy cell turnover process, unveiling the clear complexion sitting underneath.

 Why Should You Use a Vitamin C-based serum?

There is a flurry of Vitamin C imbued products (re: face washes and moisturisers) in the market, then why must you pick a serum to address your underlying skin concerns? Scroll to learn.

  •  A Vit C serum has a higher concentration of active ingredients than any other skincare formulation, promising visible results over time.
  • Vit C serum is lightweight and quick-absorbing. It boasts small molecules that percolate deep into the skin to banish spots and patches for a luminous complexion.

A result-oriented serum is indispensable to an efficient skincare routine. And we are recommending only the best Vitamin C serum for you! Foxtale’s Vit C serum is beginner-friendly and helps optimise skin health sans the fear of flare-ups or irritation. The unique brew uses gel trap technology to combine vitamins C and E for better absorption.

When Should You Apply Your Vit C Serum?

You can add the Foxtale Vitamin C serum to your AM/PM routine. The conjunction of our emollient-infused Vit C serum and SPF blocks UV damage, external aggressors and traces of pollution.

How to Start Using Vit C Serum?

For all first-time users, using vitamin C and layering it with other active ingredients can be slightly overwhelming for their skin. Which is why, we recommend starting slow and steady.

1. Don’t Go Overboard: If you are new to the world of actives, start by using vitamin C 3 times a week. This will help your skin get accustomed to the transparent, non-greasy liquid and flag off episodes of irritation or inflammation (if any).

2. Steer Clear of Layering: If you are starting out with Vitamin C, use it only with SPF.

3. Store Well: Store the Vit C serum in a cool, dry place and refrain from using it if it gives off a bad odour.

How to add Foxtale Vit C in Your Skincare Routine?

1. Start with a gentle cleanser to wash off dirt, impurities and excess sebum from the pores. A clean canvas ensures better absorption and adds to the efficacy of your face serum. If your skin type is oily, opt for the Acne Control Cleanser with Salicylic Acid. On the other hand, for dry skin, try the Hydrating Face Wash.

2. After drying your face with a paper towel, turn to the Vit C Serum. Rub 2 to 3 pumps of the serum on the entirety of your face.

3. Next, add a generous slather of the Hydrating Moisturiser to help seal in the water content.

4. Top it off with an SPF of your choice. Remember, sunscreen is non-negotiable, no matter the season or the time of the day. If your pores spill oil like it's nobody’s business, try the Mattifying Sunscreen for a gorgeous, shine-free finish. If you are a fan of a dewy, fresh face – might we suggest our Dewy Sunscreen?


1. Does your Vit C serum bode well for the oily skin types?

Ans) Yes! Our meticulous  Vitamin C has been formulated for all skin types, including oily.

2. How is the Foxtale Vitamin C different from other serums in the market?

Ans) Foxtale’s Vitamin C serum has been optimised for high performance and safety.

  1. Our blend boasts 15% L-ascorbic acid (the most stable state of vitamin C) for the highest degree of brightening effect.
  2. Unlike many serums, our emollient-rich Vit C doesn’t make your skin uncomfortably dry or taut.
  3. The conjunction of Vitamin C and E allows better absorption of the product, through the lipid barrier. It ensures visible results vis-a-vis concerns in as early as 5 days.
  4. 3.Is the Foxtale Vitamin C serum vegan and cruelty free?

Ans) Yes! Our Vitamin C serum is 100% vegan and cruelty free.

4. Can I use the Vitamin C serum before applying makeup?

Ans) Absolutely! You can use the Vitamin C serum as a part of your skin prep. Our wonder product buffs away unwarranted buildup and dead cells  to create a smooth canvas. It grants a healthy glow to your skin that makes makeup look more seamless and dewy.

5. Does Vit C cause breakout or inflammation?

Ans) While we have dermatologically tested our Vit C to ensure it doesn’t give way to breakouts, redness or any form of skin irritation, skincare is subjective. And we recommend doing a patch test on the neck before use.

6. What is the best serum to use with Vit C?

Ans) Hyaluronic acid and Vit C pair extremely well together. The two actives help boost your skin’s radiance while fighting early signs of ageing.

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