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Vitamin C in cosmetics
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 3:02 PM

Vitamin C is a very common ingredient used in cosmetic products, such as serums, moisturizers and facial cleansers.

Vitamin C in cosmetics

Vitamin C is a very common ingredient used in cosmetic products, such as serums, moisturizers and facial cleansers. It is known for its many benefits to the skin, including its antioxidant power and its role in collagen production.

One of the main benefits of vitamin C is its antioxidant effect. It neutralizes free radicals, which are unstable molecules that damage skin cells. Free radicals can be caused by external factors such as pollution, fatigue, sunlight (UV) or smoking. By protecting the skin from free radical damage, vitamin C helps prevent signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles and age spots (lentigos).

Vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that gives the skin its firmness and elasticity. As we age, collagen production decreases, which can lead to a loss of skin firmness and suppleness. By using vitamin C-based products, the skin's aging process is slowed down.The "Radiance" Response ( is our Vitamin C glow booster line. Composed of a lotion, a serum, an anti-fatigue treatment, an anti-wrinkle treatment and an exfoliating mask, it is the promise of a complete solution against a dull and tired complexion.

There are different forms of vitamin C, the best known and purest being ascorbic acid. In addition to ascorbic acid, other forms of vitamin C are used in cosmetics such as retinol acetate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate etc.

When using vitamin C products, it is important to choose those that contain stabilized vitamin C. It can be unstable and quickly oxidize when exposed to air or light. Products containing stabilized vitamin C are designed to avoid these complications and ensure its effectiveness. It is also important to apply these products correctly according to the instructions for use to avoid any adverse effects. Serums containing vitamin C are often applied in the morning before applying a moisturizer.

In conclusion, vitamin C is a well-known and effective ingredient in many cosmetic products. At Matis, we are particularly fond of it because it offers many benefits for the skin thanks to its antioxidant power, its role in collagen production and its brightening effect.

Discover all of our products made with vitamin C in our Radiance Range.