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7 Skincare Myths About Vitamin C You Probably Thought Were True

Contrary to popular belief, vitamin C can be applied both in the morning and at night.
7 Skincare Myths About Vitamin C You Probably Thought Were True

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Vitamin C has become a trending skincare ingredient in recent years, and rightfully so!

A versatile ingredient, vitamin C is nowadays found in serums, creams, cleansers, and other formulations. It is also known for its various benefits, ranging from antioxidant properties and UV protection to hydration and brightening effects.

However, as popular as it is, there are many skincare myths when it comes to vitamin C. And, we're here to help debunk them!

MYTH #1: Vitamin C should only be applied in the morning

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Contrary to popular belief, vitamin C can be effectively used both in the morning and at night.

It is believed to be a daytime product because it provides antioxidant protection against UV damage. But, by incorporating vitamin C into your evening routine, you ensure that your skin continuously enjoys its antioxidant and brightening benefits around the clock.

MYTH #2: Vitamin C can replace sunscreen

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While vitamin C has antioxidant properties that can enhance the skin's defence against environmental stressors, it doesn't replace the essential function of sunscreen.

Sunscreen is specifically designed to provide comprehensive protection against harmful UV rays and should be a non-negotiable part of your daily skincare routine.

MYTH #3: Vitamin C is just a passing trend, and will cool off once the hype dies down

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While there are definitely many skincare products that go viral for a time, vitamin C as an ingredient is more than just a passing trend.

Proven to work wonders in brightening skin, improving elasticity, and promoting a youthful glow, vitamin C is a science-backed, dermatologist-favourite skincare ingredient that's here to stay.

MYTH #4: Vitamin C is fragile and loses its nutrients easily because it's sensitive to light and heat

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While it is true that vitamin C's benefits start to deplete once it is exposed to air, light, and heat, that doesn't mean all vitamin C products have a short shelf-life. Many formulations are designed to be stable and have a long life-span, while maintaining its nutrients.

For instance, NIVEA's Extra Bright C&HYA Vitamin range uses a cold extraction method to bottle up and preserve all the essential nutrients of vitamin C.

MYTH #5: Vitamin C provides instant results

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Similar to most skincare ingredients, vitamin C offers various long-term benefits for the skin, but does not typically provide immediate results. Consistent and regular use over time is necessary to see the full benefits.

MYTH #6: Natural sources of vitamin C are as effective as skincare products

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Consuming vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits and berries is essential for overall health, while using DIY vitamin C serums and face masks can help with your complexion.

However, actual vitamin C skincare products provide targeted benefits for the skin. This is because skincare formulations are designed for better absorption and stability.

MYTH #7: Vitamin C will irritate skin and lead to dryness

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Actually, vitamin C is not likely to cause dry skin. On the contrary, it may help your skin stay hydrated. However, different forms of vitamin C ingredients exist, with combinations of different formulations that will lead to different results. Some vitamin C products are more stable and do not trigger any skin irritation. ?

Planning to incorporate vitamin C in your daily regimen?

The NIVEA Extra Bright C&Hya Vitamin range offers ideal skincare products to get you started on vitamin C, from cleansers to serums, as well as day creams and night creams!

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What's amazing about NIVEA's Extra Bright C&Hya Vitamin products is that they contain cold-extracted vitamin C that preserves the essential nutrients of ingredients, while ensuring its stable quality to achieve maximum skin results without irritating the skin.

Curious about how the cold extraction process works?

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It essentially pulls nutrients from all the vitamin C-rich sources without using high heat, to avoid destroying beneficial vitamins that are good for your skin. The result is a skincare product that preserves the essential nutrients of vitamin C, ensures maximum skin results, and offers faster efficacy!

In fact, to put things into perspective, the NIVEA Extra Bright C&Hya Vitamin Serum is charged with 500x vitamin C*

This C&Hya range is combined with 3x molecular size of hyaluron**, which acts on different layers of the skin to activate your skin's own hyaluron production and brighten your skin at the same time, leaving your skin feeling hydrated, soft, and bouncy after each use.

Additionally, the NIVEA Extra Bright C&Hya Vitamin Serum smoothens tired skin areas, providing you with dewy, glowy skin in just three days***.

Plus, the serum is gentle to the skin, perfume-free, non-comedogenic, and made with 0% parabens and 0% silicone. This makes it suitable for all skin tones and skin types.

*Compared with day cream in the same range
**Refers to 3 types of Hyaluron which are Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Hydrolysed Sodium Hyaluronate
***Tested on 32 volunteers by Spincontrol Asia Co., Ltd., January – February 2022

Get your hands on the full range of NIVEA Extra Bright C&Hya Vitamin products today at Watsons, Guardian, or NIVEA Official Store on Shopee or Lazada

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