Vi­ta­min C +Acids

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C is one of the buzzi­est skin­care in­gre­di­ents around, as it’s amaz­ing at brightening ar­eas of pig­men­ta­tion, stim­u­lat­ing col­la­gen and pro­tect­ing against en­vi­ron­men­tal fac­tors like pol­lu­tion. How­ever, vi­ta­min C is an ex­tremely un­sta­ble an­tiox­i­dant, mean­ing you have to be care­ful what you use it with. Al­pha hy­droxy acids (such as gly­colic and lac­tic acid – both found in chem­i­cal ex­fo­liants and peels) and sal­i­cylic acid (in spot treat­ments) are too strong for vi­ta­min C to take, mean­ing they’ll change the ph and ba­si­cally ren­der it use­less. Sad face.

1 Medik8 C-tetra Vi­ta­min C An­tiox­i­dant Serum, £35 2 NIP+FAB Gly­colic Fix Foam­ing Pads, £14.95

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