Over the years, the big question to be answered is always the same – how do you increase the skin’s absorption of a vitamin C skin serum? The top layers of the skin are dead layers, so somehow the vitamin C serum has to penetrate down into the bottom layers of the skin for best results.
The benefits of using vitamin C serum would include the antioxidant benefits and antimicrobial benefits. Since vitamin C can interfere with the production of free radicals from microbes, then by applying it topically, you would expect it to do the same thing. Thus, your skin would be attacked less from microbes by using the vitamin C serum.
That’s what you would expect, and many people do report on how vitamin C serum made their complexion come alive. Does this mean that they had bacteria, viruses, and fungi on their skin that were wiped out by the vitamin C serum? We don’t have any way of knowing without a test before and after, but these same people report a big difference in their skin when they stop using the serum. Their skin doesn’t look as healthy.
To test out whether or not vitamin C serum works for you, you may want to start with a 10% vitamin C serum, and then progress upwards to 15 or 20% if you don’t like the initial benefits. However, remember that a true test will take a good six weeks since new skin doesn’t show itself to the top layer until about six weeks later.
The effects of using a vitamin C skin serum are quicker than by taking the vitamin C internally. Vitamin C supplements are taken for your internal body while the serum is for the skin.
And when can you see benefits from using the serum? Most people report it will take about a week but in some cases where there has been a lot of sun damage, it may take a few months. Everyone’s response is different.
By quenching free radicals in your skin, the vitamin C serum will bring a new glow and radiance to your skin. You should notice this pretty quickly.
And by the way, most vitamin C serums appear to be oily, but they will not make your skin break out.