My skin has changed dramatically ever since I became a mom. From having a combination skin type to now being mostly dry, I had to find different products for my daily skincare routine. After spending some time searching the web, I discovered that skincare products which contain a high level of Vitamin C can help improve moisture content and overall hydration of the skin.
We all know Vitamin C is super important in keeping our general health in check, so it makes sense that Vitamin C skincare products can be the vitamin for our skin also. After researching, I realized that there are huge benefits of using products that are supercharged with Vitamin C.
With the regular use of concentrated levels of antioxidant-rich vitamin C, it will fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and increase the skin’s firmness by boosting collagen production. Vitamin C can also help our skin look younger, even out our skin tone, and brighten our complexion while keeping our skin hydrated throughout the day.
Since sun damage is a huge factor in aging, we can be preemptive by applying Vitamin C rich products under our sunscreen to help neutralize free-radical damage from UV exposure. Vitamin C also fades and prevents spots because it blocks the enzyme that is responsible for pigment production in skin cells.
Additionally, Vitamin C has been found to help reduce the appearance of under-eye circles. When I read about this I was super excited because I’ve been staying up late lately (blogging!) and have developed some big panda eyes, haha… So I’m looking forward to the more youthful, bright, and vibrant appearance! 😛
After my little research, I’ve now added Vitamin C to my daily skincare routine. I decided to give Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme and their Truth Serum a try based on their great customer reviews.
With Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme, it felt very light and easy to spread all over my eyes (the skin around our eyes is very delicate; it’s best to use your ring finger which gives off the least pressure when applying creams to this area). This eye cream is formulated with powerful Vitamin C to brighten and instantly target fine lines and wrinkles. It helps revive and illuminate the entire eye area over time and reduces the look of dark circles. Besides all the benefits from Vitamin C, it also contains banana powder – a light yellowish pigment that instantly brightens and color-corrects the eye area – makes it great to apply before putting on any eye makeup. The eye cream has a very mild, sweet, citrus scent – which is very refreshing.
[TIP: When choosing your Vitamin C cream, look for ascorbic acid in the ingredients. This specific form of the vitamin penetrates the skin best, which results in better absorption]
As for the Olehenriksen Truth Serum, it was a top recommendation by many sites and magazines as one of Vitamin C Serum choices. Not only does it contain Olehenriksen’s trademarked True-C Complex (their formula of Vitamin C), it has skin-firming collagen, nourishing orange and green tea extracts, is oil free, and has hydrating aloe. Like it’s eye cream, it also has the same mild, sweet, citrus refreshing scent.
Serums are different from creams because of the significantly higher concentrations. This allows us to get the most out of the product and see more noticeable results in brightening and all-day hydration. The Truth Serum from Olehenriksen has a very light orange color and has a silky texture that isn’t too thick or runny. I found this to be the perfect consistency for a serum. It absorbed very quickly and glided over my skin beautifully. You can also use this serum on your neck because I remember reading somewhere “You have to take care of the stem that holds the flower”. 😉
[Application Tip: 1. Warm up your hands first (e.g by rubbing them together) then squeeze a few drops of the Vitamin C serum onto your fingertips. 2. Apply it from the center of your face outwards. 3. For the neck, apply the serum from the top of the neck downwards to spread out the serum evenly (I use these two motions to prevent wrinkles from forming)]
I have to say, my skin really does feel more moisturized and hydrated after using the Vitamin C Cream and Serum. I also noticed a natural glow to my skin, so I look forward to all the beauty benefits of using Vitamin C skincare products over time!
No matter what our age, it’s never too early or too late to start taking charge of our skin. So let’s be proactive and have healthier and younger skin for years to come!
Always with LOVE,