Vitamin C and Your Skincare

Vitamin C and Your Skincare


This is Martha Thomas, head of customer care for Tree of Life Beauty, and I want to welcome you to our weekly newsletter where we discuss important ways to age gracefully, “how-tos” for keeping skin healthy as you age, and so much more about your skincare regimen.

Please be advised that we are not doctors or dermatologists, and this article should not be taken as medical advice or any medical statement. Any questions or issues involving your skin-care needs should be discussed with a physician, and we highly recommend you consult with your doctor before taking up any skin-care regimen.


If you’ve ever been sick, you’ve probably consumed fresh orange juice as a way of boosting your immune system. But did you know that vitamin C is also a crucial part of skincare?

Let’s take a deeper look at what vitamin C does and the benefits of including it in your skincare routine.

What Is Vitamin C?

There are different types of vitamin C, but the most common is ascorbic acid. It has a high potency, and it is absorbed quickly when applied topically to the skin. Other less common forms of vitamin C include magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (MAP) and Ester-C.

Vitamin C is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially citrus and peppers. It is recommended that women consume 75 mg per day and men 90 mg per day of vitamin C. This daily value is based on vitamin C’s important role in forming tissue and cells, developing a healthy immune system, and improving blood quality. To learn more about consuming vitamin C for healthy skin, check out our top 10 foods to eat for age-defying skin.

What Are The Skincare Benefits of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C can have substantial benefits for skin when applied topically. You can find it in cleansers, toners, serums, moisturizers, eye gels, and so much more.


Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can fight against free radicals. You probably hear this term “free radicals” often, but what does it mean? Free radicals are damaged skin cells, often caused by the sun or toxic pollutants.

These damaged molecules can accelerate the aging process and slow collagen production. Vitamin C can help neutralize these free radicals. This is where vitamin C gets its phenomenal reputation.


Collagen plays an essential role in youthful, age-defying skin. Some studies have even shown that vitamin C may increase the quality of collagen that the body produces. This means that vitamin C may increase longevity of young, firm skin cells.


Vitamin C has substantial anti-inflammatory properties as well. This makes vitamin C a great option for acne, rosacea, and brown spots. 

Check out our favorite vitamin C products:

Vitamin C Facial Cleanser

Vitamin C Facial Toner

Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C Cream

Vitamin C Eye Gel

Scar Cream

If you’re looking for a natural, brightening, age-defying partner, look no further than vitamin C.

We hope this was helpful. If you have any further questions about our products, please feel free to ask anytime. We are here to help you get the most out of your skin care regimen.