Vitamin C Serum for Acne Prone Skin: Clearing Up Blemishes and Scars

Acne and breakouts are a common concern among teenagers and people in their early 20s. Acne can lead to acne scars which can be stubborn and can also have an emotional impact. Dealing with acne and breakouts can be very challenging and frustrating. It can lower one’s self-confidence and can permanently cause physical and emotional scars. Thanks to the skincare revolution, today we have so many ingredients and so many skincare products that specifically target acne and help in reducing acne as well as acne scars. One such ingredient is Vitamin C. Vitamin C stands out as a promising remedy to fight acne, acne scars and blemishes.

Understanding Acne

Acne usually occurs when the hair follicles on the skin trap dirt and dust and get clogged. This leads to the growth of bacteria and infection, leading to the formation of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and cysts. There are many factors contributing to acne and breakouts. A few of them are:

  • Not having a proper balanced diet
  • Not cleaning your face properly
  • Not removing your makeup every day before going to bed 
  • Hormonal changes or genetics 
  • Stress

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Role of Vitamin C Serum for Acne Prone Skin

Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant properties and has numerous benefits. It helps to neutralize free radicals that are unstable molecules, causing oxidative stress and premature ageing. It also helps in boosting collagen production, a protein naturally found in our skin that gives firmness and elasticity. Vitamin C is available in the form of creams, serums and even tablets. However, the most effective form of Vitamin C is a topical serum that can be applied to the skin directly. Vitamin C has many benefits to offer for acne prone skin.

  1. Anti-inflammatory properties: Acne is usually accompanied by pain, redness and inflammation. Vitamin C can help in reducing inflammation and irritation.

  2. Antioxidant properties: Vitamin C helps in neutralizing free radicals thus protecting skin against UV damage and oxidative stress.

  3. Reduces hyperpigmentation: Vitamin C helps in fading dark spots and pigmentation. Vitamin C works by reducing excess melanin in the skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives colour to those stubborn dark spots and pigmentation, thus reducing them.  Vitamin C can help fade post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) left behind by acne scars, promoting a more even skin tone.

  4. Collagen production: Enhancing collagen in the skin can make it soft and supple and can also improve skin texture.

Choosing the right Vitamin C

Vitamin C  Cream - PRISM removes pigmentation

Form of Vitamin C: Not all Vitamin C are equally effective. So, please choose the correct form of Vitamin C for it to be effective and show results. Light Up Beauty’s Prism Vitamin C face glow cream is infused with THD Ascorbate, aka Gold standard of Vitamin C, Milk Peptides, Alpha-Arbutin and Bio Retinols. THD Ascorbate is known as the gold standard of Vitamin C, which is India’s first in its type. It is an oil-soluble form of Vitamin C. Since most of our skin is made up of lipids, fats and oils, THD ascorbate, being oil soluble, is able to penetrate the skin 3X faster than any other Vitamin C. THD ascorbate after penetrating the skin gets converted to Ascorbic acid which provides all the benefits.

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Since THD Ascorbate is not a direct acid, it is even suitable for sensitive skin and is less likely to irritate the skin barrier. Studies have shown that THD Ascorbate is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, even in cases of melasma. THD Ascorbate is a much more stable molecule than L- Ascorbic Acid, meaning it degrades much slower than the other Vitamin C available on the market. Light Up Beauty’s Prism is India’s first Vitamin C cream, infused with THD Ascorbate at a very reasonable price, with its quality equivalent to International market standards.

Along with that, it contains Milk Peptides, which are known to boost Collagen. Collagen is a protein naturally found in our skin tissues. It is known to give firmness to the skin, thus preventing skin sagging. However, with growing age, the production of Collagen in our skin decreases, and skin starts to become loose and saggy, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Milk Peptide helps to boost collagen production in our skin and prevents fine lines, wrinkles and signs of ageing. It also contains Alpha Arbutin, which helps in reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation, giving an even tone to the skin. It is infused with Hyaluronic Acid that helps retain moisture and keep the skin hydrated and plump.

  1. Additional ingredient: Look for serums that contain extra ingredients that complement Vitamin C and improve its efficacy. 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 skin brightening, reduce dark spots and pigmentation, and achieve a radiant glow. 

  2. Packaging: Vitamin C is prone to oxidation when it comes in contact with air and sunlight. Look for products that come in opaque and dark bottles. Light Up Beauty’s Blaze Vitamin C face glow serum and Prism Vitamin C glow cream come in opaque packaging with an air pump that helps store the Vitamin C correctly and retain its efficacy. 

Blaze vitamin c serum

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Tips to use Vitamin C correctly

  • Patch test: Before applying any serum or cream to your face, patch test it on your neck or back of your hands, especially if you have acne-prone, sensitive skin. This will help ensure that your skin is not allergic to any of the products that you are applying. 

  • Start slowly: If you are someone who is just a beginner start with the lowest concentration and gradually increase the concentration. This will help build tolerance in your skin.

  • Avoid sun exposure: Even though Vitamin C helps to protect your skin against UV damage, it is always advised to follow up Vitamin C with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Look for sunscreen with high SPF content that can protect your skin from UV A and UV B rays. 

Gold Rush Vitamin C sunscreen by Light Up Beauty has SPF 60 PA ++++ with Gold Standard Vitamin C and 1% Ceramide Complex, which not only protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays but the THD ascorbate, aka Gold Standard Vitamin C, also reduces pigmentation and dark spots. At the same time, the Ceramides help repair the damaged skin barrier and provide nourishment to the skin. It is India’s only sunscreen with Gold Standard of Vitamin C which is a more stable variant of Vitamin C which goes deeper into your epidermal layer and helps in reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots while protecting your skin against harmful rays.

benefits of vitamin c sunscreen

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Along with that, it has zero white casts and is a non-sticky formula, so it does not feel heavy or greasy on the skin. It gives a dewy finish with a broad spectrum of protection, perfect for Indian weather and skin. It is infused with THD, which is one of its kind in India. THD ascorbate is a much more stable form of Vitamin C, which helps in reducing dark spots, hyperpigmentation and early signs of ageing. It is a potent antioxidant which is even suitable for sensitive skin as it is not a direct acid. It is lightweight, non-sticky and has zero white cast. It absorbs into the skin in just 3 seconds, making it perfect for Indian weather. 


Vitamin C serum represents a powerful addition to any skincare regimen for those struggling with acne and its aftermath. Its ability to reduce inflammation, lighten hyperpigmentation, improve skin texture, and promote healing makes it a valuable ally in achieving clearer, healthier skin. By understanding how Vitamin C works and choosing the right serum for your skin type and concerns, you can harness its benefits and embark on a journey towards smoother, more radiant skin.