Episode 1: What is Vitamina C?



Vitamin C is an essential and important antioxidant and it’s mandatory for us to incorporate it into our skin care routine. The most important reason why Vitamin C is so needed is because our body cannot synthesize it. It must be obtained from the diet. Moreover, Vitamin C has a very short period of activity. This means that it need to be replenished daily, both nutritionally and topically. Let’s dive deep to find our what the exact Vitamin C benefits for skin are in the new Episode of All About by Miloon.

What does Vitamin C Do?

Vitamin C improves skin, fight signs of aging, and improves collagen production to prevent our skin from sagging. It is often included in moisturizers and serums.

Vitamin C Boosts Collagen Production.

Vitamin C boosts your skin’s collagen production to give you firmer, more plump skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Age and sun damage cause us to lose collagen, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.  Collagen requires Vitamin C and iron to form healthy protein fibers. In the absence of Vitamin C, collagen forms abnormal fibers. This leads to skin lesions, fragile skin and blood vessels.

Vitamin C Fights Free Radical Damage and Signs of Aging.

The antioxidant properties of vitamin C help fight free radicals and damage caused by UV radiation. The result is anti-aging action for younger-looking skin

Vitamin C Brightens Dark Spots.

Vitamin C helps lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots. It also inhibits melanin production for evening skin tone and brightness, In fact, it inhibits melanin formations it acts as a tyrosinase inhibitor. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin and hair its color. Beware; excess melanin leads to hyperpigmentation.

Vitamin C Repairs Skin.

It helps to repair damage from sun exposure and collagen loss by encouraging healthy cell turnover and regeneration. Research has showed some evidence that Vitamin C helps fade scars as well.

Vitamin C Helps Protect the Skin Against Sun Damage.

Vitamin C gives you some added sun protection by thickening the dermis layer of the skin to help guard it against harmful UV rays and sun exposure. Beware this does not mean that Vitamin C moisturizers and serums are a replacement for sunscreen or SPF protection. It can be effective on the deeper layers of your skin, yet you still need to protect the top layer with sun protection. Wear a daily SPF any time you’re heading outside, regardless of whatever else you use in your skincare routine

Vitamin C is a Natural Exfoliator for a More radiant Skin.

Vitamin C is also a naturally mild exfoliator that cleanses the pores. So while it’s not as exfoliating as an AHA, it does makes skin smoother and more radiant.

Improves the Skin’s Barrier Function.

Finally, Vitamin C increases ceramide synthesis, which improves dry skin and the skin’s barrier function.

Featured Products.

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop.

Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop is a miraculous serum created to rejuvenate the skin. It contains pure concentrated vitamin C extract and natural ingredients such as broccoli extract and centella Asiatica. Its innovative non-irritating multi-solution formula is designed to revitalize, maintain and transform the skin by reducing imperfections and significantly reducing acne scars. It also protects the skin from pigmentation and firms it, reducing visible fine lines. And as if that wasn’t enough, it rebalances the skin’s brightness levels.


Neogen Lemon Green Caviar Essence & Tox Tightening Pack Kit.

Illuminates dull skin by reducing pigmentation and tightening pores with this Vitamin C-rich essence from the Neogen Dermalogy line. Multi-layer pads help to exfoliate the skin manually while applying the essence. Lemon extract and niacinamide are excellent for combating premature ageing, fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

Neogen Lemon green Caviar essence & Tox Tightening Pack Kit

Frudia Citrus Brightening.

The citrus-based line of Frudia Citrus is extremely effective in giving radiant vitality to the skin. It contains 86% citrus extract, to make your skin as smooth as silk, flooding it with natural vitamins. Balances the skin tones, revitalizing it deeply. The Citrus line provides moisture, vitamins and radiance: all essential elements for healthy skin; but that’s not all. Do not underestimate a powerful lightening action, for a clear face from the beginning, among the many properties that will make you fall in love with this product.

frudia citrus Brightening serum

The line consists of a Brightening Toner, a Brightening Cream, a Brightening Serum and a foam detergent based on citrus extract.

The vitamin C contained in the product soothes and visibly brightens the skin. Mango seed oil revitalizes and provides an optimal level of hydration. For even colouring and a fresh feeling that lasts a whole day.

Frudia employs the revolutionary R VITA W™ technology, which consists of a pure fruit juice extraction performed at low temperature so as not to lose the nutrients and vitamins of the fruit, using the extracted juice as base water, without resorting to the addition of purified water. An example of this is Frudia Citrus Brightening Cream, a lightening cream with 61% citrus extract from JuJu island, which, due to its bright colour, recalls a delicious tangerine smoothie.

Neogen Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon.

This is a disposable flake product for regular skin exfoliation. Lemon extract (rich source of Vitamin C) purifies, moisturizes and brightens dull skin.
Lemongrass contains Cytral, which nourishes, regenerates and strengthens the skin’s natural protective barrier and effectively removes dead skin, leaving a pleasant feeling of freshness.

How to Store Vitamin C- based products.

Vitamin C undergoes a decomposition process when exposed to elements such as light, heat or oxygen. Although it is not possible to prevent this phenomenon, you can extend the shelf life by following these simple rules.

Keep It Away From Light.

Vitamin C is vulnerable to oxidation from light exposure. Use dark glass containers and keep away from direct light.

Keep It Airtight.

Oxygen can break down Vitamin C in serums. Close hermetically to keep air from seeping in.

Keep It Fresh.

High temperatures will degrade Vitamin C. Some brand suggest to store it in the fridge, others advise against it. Male sure to consult your serum’s storage instructions.


Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the skin. Due to its antioxidant, neocollagenesis, and skin-lightening properties, its clinical applications range from photoprotection and antiaging to antipigmentation. With an excellent safety profile, it has become a popular cosmeceutical agent. Vitamin C is very delicate so remember to store it properly for your product to be effective.