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Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C

Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C

Let’s talk about Vitamin C for a minute. When I first think of Vitamin C, I think citrus! I think oranges, lemons, grapefruits and how good they are for my body. We typically need 65 to 90 milligrams of Vitamin C per day; and you can usually get that Vitamin C in a single large orange, a cup of strawberries or a cup of broccoli. Vitamin C is necessary to help repair body tissues and aids in the formation of collagen; it’s an immune-boosting rockstar, and it’s necessary for the absorption of iron. So basically, make sure you’re getting that daily intake of Vitamin C.


But, how is it beneficial to our skin? So glad you asked. There are many ways using topical products high in Vitamin C is fantastic for our skin.


  • It combats free radicals as an antioxidant. Free radicals are created in the skin after oxidative stress (another term for sun damage.) No, Vitamin C isn’t a replacement for SPF, by any means. But it can reduce the unsightly damage done to skin from the sun.

  • It corrects brown spots and other unevenness, often times, also caused by the sun. It can aid the skin in healing itself, and it’s also an anti-inflammatory, making it a great option for those with acne or rosacea. No matter what skin issues, skin type or age of skin, Vitamin C can dramatically beautify and correct.

  • It boosts collagen production. It can actually create collagen molecules, making it a go-to ingredient in many anti-aging products, including our very own, Vitamin C Serum! Some people choose to apply topical collagen (drinkable collagen has even become a trend!) but in reality, Vitamin C is doing a much better job at boosting collagen than either of those options.



Here’s a fun fact, though. Vitamin C in its natural state, breaks down easily, making it hard to absorb into the skin. eb5’s Vitamin C Serum, however, is formulated with three highly stable forms of Vitamin C, allowing it to effectively absorb deep into the skin to even skin tone, boost collagen and reverse unsightly sun damage.


And, in a serum, that necessary Vitamin C is working overtime; serums are concentrated formulas that should be applied directly to clean skin, even before moisturizer. So choosing eb5 Vitamin C Serum, (and making sure you’re getting enough in your daily diet) is an excellent way to boost your immune system and collagen and be on your way to glowing, even, healthy-looking skin.