How To Apply Vitamin C Serum for Glowing Skin

In this ever-evolving world of skincare, new ingredients are introduced every day, thanks to the skincare revolution. Today, everyone is in search of glowing and radiant skin, and one ingredient that can help you achieve that is Vitamin C. Vitamin C is that hero ingredient that has stood the test of time. Known for its antioxidant properties and ability to brighten skin, it is a staple in the skincare routine of many skincare enthusiasts. However, to use Vitamin C to its full potency, it is essential to how to apply vitamin C serum. In this blog, we will delve into the world of Vitamin C and will explore how to reap all the endless benefits and application of Vitamin C.

Understanding Vitamin C

Before we start the application of Vitamin C, it is essential to know why Vitamin C is the superhero ingredient. Vitamin C has many benefits, and some of them are mentioned here.

  • Delay premature ageing of the skin - Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant properties, which help to neutralize the free radicals in our body.  Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cellular damage, leading to premature ageing, inflammation, and chronic diseases. By scavenging these free radicals, Vitamin C helps protect cells from oxidative stress, promoting healthy skin. 

  • Boost Collagen production - Collagen is the protein in our skin that helps give the skin a tighter and firmer look. With age, the Collagen production in our skin starts decreasing, and our skin starts sagging, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C plays a crucial role in collagen synthesis, helping to support the skin's natural repair process and prevent sagging and wrinkles.

  • Brighten skin tone - Vitamin C helps control the production of Melanin, a pigment in our body that gives the skin its colour. Melanin is responsible for pigmentation and dark spots. Using Vitamin C regularly helps to reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

  • Promotes wound healing - Vitamin C is known for its ability to heal wounds as it supports collagen production, essential for repairing damaged tissues. Topical application of Vitamin C can help accelerate wound healing, reduce inflammation, and minimize the risk of scarring. 

  • Protects against sun damage - Vitamin C is not a replacement for SPF, but it can help enhance the efficiency of SPF by neutralizing free radicals generated by UV exposure.

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Choosing the correct formulation for your skin

Not all Vitamin C are created equal. There are many types, derivatives and concentrations of Vitamin C. Knowing the correct Vitamin C for your skin can help you reap all the benefits of Vitamin C.  When selecting a product, choose one with a stable form of Vitamin C. The best form of Vitamin C is THD Ascorbate. It is also known as the Gold Standard of Vitamin C. It is an oil-soluble form of Vitamin C,, proven to penetrate the skin 3x faster as most of our skin is made up of Lipids and Fats. One of the biggest challenges with most Vitamin C serums is their instability. Most Vitamin C types and derivatives are unstable and deteriorate very quickly. However THD Ascorbate is a highly stable form of Vitamin C which does not oxidize quickly. It stimulates 50% more collagen, which means it works faster than any other Vitamin C.

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Light Up Beauty brings you this miraculous form of Vitamin C in India. Light Up Beauty's Prism Vitamin C glow cream and Blaze Vitamin C face glow serum are one of a kind in India. Prism Vitamin C glow cream contains THD Ascorbate, Milk peptides, Alpha Arbutin and Bio retinol. This cream helps brighten brighten the skin, boost elasticity, and target dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This cream is perfect for beginners who want to incorporate Vitamin C into their daily routine but get overwhelmed by serums. This cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, because it contains THD Ascorbate, which does not cause any irritation and is the best form of Vitamin C if your skin is sensitive to active ingredients.

Light Up Beauty's Blaze Vitamin C glow serum is infused with THD Ascorbate and 12 power nutri-complexes like Kakadu plum, Beetroot, Chia, Blackcurrant, Pumpkin seeds and Chinese ginger.  It helps in brightening the skin, reducing dark spots and pigmentation, and in achieving the radiant glow. 

How to apply Vitamin C Serum for effective results

Preparing your skin before applying Vitamin C serum to ensure maximum efficacy and absorption is very important. Start by cleaning your face with a gentle cleanser that suits your skin is gentle on your skin, and does not strip the natural oils of your face. After cleansing, it's time to bring the hydration back by using a good hydrating moisturizer.

Use a moisturizer free from fragrance, alcohol, and harsh chemicals that hydrate and suit your skin type. Light Up Beauty's Wave Hydrating Day Cream is a lightweight moisturizer that contains 5% Squalane and 2% Niacinamide. It helps reduce acne and scars while keeping your skin hydrated for 72 hours. It's lightweight and non-oily, making it perfect for this hot weather. Let the moisturize absorb completely before applying the Vitamin C serum. 

Now, let's dive into how to apply Vitamin C serum:

  1. Dispense a pea-sized amount of serum onto your fingertips. Remember, a little goes a long way.

  2. Gently dab the serum onto your skin, focusing on areas that could benefit from its brightening effects, such as the cheeks, forehead, and under-eye area.

  3. Massage the serum into your skin using light, upward strokes until fully absorbed. Avoid pulling or tugging on the skin, which can lead to premature ageing.

  4. Allow the serum to dry completely before proceeding with your moisturizer and sunscreen.

Don't remember to follow up on Vitamin C serum with a broad spectrum SPF. Opt for a sunscreen with SPF 50 or above to ensure complete protection. Light Up Beauty's Gold Rush Vitamin C Sunscreen has SPF 60 PA ++++ protection, which protects not only UV A and UV B rays but also from infrared rays and blue light. It has more than 6 UV filters while being very lightweight and non-sticky.

It is infused with THD Ascorbate and 1% Ceramides, so it not only protects your skin against sun damage but the THD Ascorbate helps in reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots. In contrast, the Ceramides help in repairing the skin barrier and keeping the skin hydrated at the same time. This sunscreen ticks all the boxes a sunscreen should and more, making it essential in your skincare routine.

Also Read: Gel Based Sunscreen: Everything you need to know

How often should you apply Vitamin C serum?

Applying vitamin C serum every day is critical for maximum protection and repair. Persistent, daily vitamin C use is perfectly safe as part of your morning and evening skincare rituals. Morning application is particularly beneficial, as Vitamin C can help protect the skin from environmental aggressors like pollution and UV rays.


Incorporating Vitamin C serum into your skincare routine can help you achieve radiant, glowing skin. Understanding the usage and application of Vitamin C and the formulation of your Vitamin C serum can help you reap all the benefits of Vitamin C. So, embrace the power of Vitamin C and let your skin shine bright!