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Vitamin C, is it right for me?

Vitamin C is everywhere when we talk about skin, it seems like every skin care brand is ‘onto’ something when it comes to Vitamin C. Let’s talk about what forms of Vitamin C are best and how to know to spot a ‘good’ active Vitamin C product when you see one. Commonly referred to as its scientific name Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C is one of the number one’s when it comes to antioxidants for our skin. I’m sure if you have been in to see our skin therapists this is one of the ‘go to’ recommendations for your ageing skin concerns. Let’s break it down…..

Vitamin C - Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate is the type of Vitamin C you fill find in our cosmeceutical skincare. The reasoning for this is because it is the only oil-soluble form of Vitamin C with unique penetrating qualities. This means your body will absorb 100% of the vitamin instead of wasting it’s goodness on the surface of the skin. Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate starts working it’s magic in our dermal layers of our skin and working to change our skin cell structure. Here are its main benefits:

  • Restores and strengthens skin.
  • Protects the skin against free radical damage (environmental factors responsible for changes in    skins appearance)
  • Minimises appearance of enlarged pores
  • Stimulates elastin production
  • Reduces appearance of wrinkles
  • Helps create a smooth tone and texture to the skin
  • Speeds up our fibroblast cells
  • Evens skin tone
  • Treats hyperpigmentation
  • Stimulates Collagen production
  • Hydrates skin
  • Aids in wound healing

What is the ‘need to know’ info?

Basically, good news is Vitamin C’s benefits are endless, whether you want to prevent ageing or treat a concern, adding it to your skincare routine will do wonders for your skin. Talk to one of our professional skin therapists to see which one is right for you.

Although Vitamin C can throw a powerful punch it needs to be used correctly to see maximum results. Vitamin C is one of the safest active ingredients to use on the skin because you really can’t go wrong which means it is safe to use daily. Even though the skin benefits from vitamins on the skin overnight, you can also use Vitamin C in the morning and/or evening to provide extra hydration and free radical damage through the day. If you unsure about how to best incorporate into your skin care routine, ask your therapist when next in salon.


Elise has been in the beauty industry for 10yrs.  She is a passionate brow tattoo artist and loves educating clients on their skin.The best part about her job is she loves seeing clients confidence grow after visiting the salon. In her free time she teaches karate and loves to spend time with her family.  

Elise M
Senior Beauty Therapist
Complete Skin & Beauty Albany Creek