Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has grown in popularity within the skincare world over the last few years. It’s touted as ‘the antioxidant your skin needs, but can’t produce’, according to Evidence Skincare (ESK), and is supposed to help everything – think fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, skin texture and skin tone. But how can your skin get enough of it if it can’t produce it? ESK’s newest range is designed to help with that.
While there are a few different ways to stabilise Vitamin C and deliver it into your skin, L-Ascorbic Acid is the most reliable one on the market with strong, documented evidence to support its absorption, according to Dr. Ginni Mansberg, Australian GP and co-founder of ESK. L-Ascorbic Acid is the stabilisation ESK use, with two different formulations to suit different skin types.
Reverse C Serum uses 10% Vitamin C with 1% Vitamin E for added moisture, to increase the benefits, and is great for normal to dry skin. C Serum Light is made using an anhydrous base, making it lighter and perfect for oilier skin.
We were sent the Reverse C Serum to try out, as we have drier skin, and we’ve absolutely been loving it. We’ve been using it for the last few weeks in the morning under our moisturiser (with sunscreen over the top, of course), and it’s been leaving our skin super soft and glowy. Although it does have the added Vitamin E, it doesn’t feel too heavy or sticky on the skin, but rather sinks in quite nicely for a smooth finish.
As an added bonus, Vitamin C is thought to help protect your skin from environmental pollutants and free radicals in the air, which is something always on our minds with the hole in the ozone layer and growing pollution levels.
If you’re keen to try out ESK’s new vitamin C range, you can check it out on their website here.