The Benefits of Topical Vitamin C

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Back in the day, your mom insisted you drink your orange juice because she understood the importance of Vitamin C to fight off illness, improve your immune system, prevent inflammation, and to help your body to process a healthy diet. Did you know that Vitamin C is available in a topical version for your skin? And did you know our Obagi Professional C-Serum is 20% off during May?

The Benefits of Topical Vitamin C

As we already know, ingesting vitamin C in food or via supplements has health benefits. To target signs of facial aging, however, a topical vitamin C is 20 times more effective for facial rejuvenation than taking a Vitamin C supplement. Obagi Professional-C products provide the following benefits for your skin:

  • Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Calms inflammation
  • Brightens skin
  • Retains moisture
  • Enhances UV protection

What Percentage of Topical Vitamin C Do You Need?

Obagi Professional C-Serum comes in 10%, 15% and 20% formulations.  Obagi C-Clarifying Serum is yet another Vitamin C product from Obagi that we find extremely effective for our patients. Our licensed aestheticians will identify the correct percentage of Vitamin C serum that’s right for your skin.

How Long Does Topical Vitamin C Last?

Once exposed to the air, Vitamin C serums dissipate fairly rapidly. For this reason, Obagi packages their C-Serum in very small, dark glass vials to protect the serum from sunlight and so that you can use all the contents before potency begins to lessen.

Are There Risks with Topical Vitamin C?

Occasionally, topical Vitamin CA can cause flaking or dryness in the applied areas, which is generally treated with moisturizer.

How Soon Will I See Results from Topical Vitamin C?

While it varies from one person to another, maximum benefits are achieved around 6 months, with initial changes in the skin noticed between 4-8 weeks.

Contact one of South Bay aestheticians today at 310-784-0644 and schedule an appointment to see if Obagi Professional C-Serum is right for you!

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