Why should you be using this powerhouse product?

Vitamin C, who needs to be using it and why? 

The simple answer to this is:  all skin types will benefit from Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) and for many reasons. We know that Vitamin C is an essential part of our diet, however it is also an important step in our skincare routine. The human body does not produce its own Vitamin C but relies on obtaining it through nutritional and topical applications. Vitamin C has long been hailed as the ultimate skin fortifier and brightener. This product comes with an abundance of essential skin antioxidants and is the perfect daily partner to sunscreen in addressing free radical damage, uneven skin tone, UV damage and ageing.

Vitamin C has properties of a tyrosinase inhibitor  which means it inhibits melanin production in the skin, which helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, even out skin tone, and enhance skin radiance.

Top reasons to include Vitamin C in your skincare regime:

  • Skin brightening
  • Fights the effects of ageing
  • Improves photo damage (ie sun damage)
  • Lightens brown spots, pigmentation, dark under eye circles

How do you choose the best Vitamin C product for your skin?

As a water-soluble and charged molecule, Vitamin C is repelled by the physical barrier of the epidermal cells. Therefore, it is only when pH levels are below 4 and the Vitamin C is present as ascorbic acid that penetration into the skin can occur. For the purpose of topical applications of ascorbic acid, a great deal of research and effort must go into the development of a Vitamin C product in order for it to be effective in terms of skin health. Ascorbic acid derivatives must maintain stability of the molecule from oxidation as well as overcome the challenges of successful skin penetration.  Vitamin C preparations are often formulated as powders in order to maintain stability and avoid oxidation which renders them less potent.  At GVSL we work with science-based skin care brands that have a great depth of research and development into their formulations, to develop effective Vitamin C skin care products. 

Which Vitamin C skin care preparations are available at GVSL?

At Geelong Veins Skin & Laser we stock high potency Vitamin C serums from our trusted cosmeceutical brands – Synergy and O Cosmedics.


From Synergie Skin our best-selling Vitamin C product is Suprema C+. This excellent product isa stabilised water free L-ascorbic acid serum. Suprema C+ is a powerful vitamin C formulation meticulously designed to deliver stable 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic acid to targeted cells with an 86% conversion to active L-ascorbic acid. This product is combined with 20% CMF Triacid Complex™, a trademarked blend, unique to Synergie Skin. For the ultimate treatment of hyperpigmentation and photoaged skin along with a boost of luminosity and radiance without irritation, this synergistic complex of Vitamin C, Mandelic and Ferulic acid is our fan favourite here at GVSL. 


For an even stronger Vitamin C preparation, Vit-C plus crystals by Synergie Practitioner is a stable dry powder form of Vitamin C.  This product is exclusive to medical practices and is simply the highest pharmaceutical grade of pure Vitamin C, with 96% L-ascorbic acid crystals combined with the skin lightening agent, Kojic acid. 


From O Cosmedics another dry powder formulated Vitamin C powerhouse is the Pure C+BHA. Powder formulations allow the Vitamin C to stay stabilised in an active form. This product contains 5% pure L-Ascorbic Acid along with Salicylic acid (Salicylic Acid is another name for encapsulated BHA).  This product has brilliant daily exfoliation and antioxidant benefits. Perfect for all skin types, especially those looking for radiance plus!

For further information on Vitamin C as well as our extended product range please call to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced therapists on 5229 6866 who can answer any further questions and develop an individual skincare plan just for you.

Authored by:

Charlotte Woolfe

Charlotte Woolfe

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