Essential Vitamins for Your Skin: 5 Reasons Why You Need Vitamin C

Essential Vitamins for Your Skin: 5 Reasons Why You Need Vitamin C

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We all want glowy, glassy skin with texture like a glazed donut. And chances are, you’ve heard about, tested, or are currently using beauty’s most beloved molecular powerhouse, vitamin C.

Our bodies need vitamin C on a daily basis. Since we can’t create it on our own, we have to get it elsewhere (think fruits, veggies, and wellness supplements). Applying topical vitamin C in your daily skincare routine touts a long list of positives cheered by derms + pros. Let's break down our favorite 5.

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01. age-defying properties of vitamin C (1, 2)

Induces collagen synthesis and enhances barrier lipid production, which tightens, firms, and lessens the depth of fine lines + wrinkles.

Adding topical vitamin C to your routine can significantly enhance collagen synthesis, a vital process for maintaining a youthful complexion. By stimulating collagen production, vitamin C serum can help maintain skin health and resilience, effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines and providing a firmer, more youthful look. This is especially crucial for those concerned with premature aging and seeking healthy skin.  


02. anti-inflammatory (2)

Inhibits pro-inflammatory cytokines, fighting against acne and calming other skin inflammations such as rosacea.

For individuals with sensitive skin, incorporating vitamin C into their daily regimen offers soothing anti-inflammatory benefits. This powerhouse ingredient targets cells directly, reducing redness and discomfort associated with skin inflammations. It's a gentle yet effective way to achieve healthy skin without exacerbating sensitive skin conditions.  


03. evens skin tone (1, 2)

Brightens hyperpigmentation and fades dark spots by decreasing melanin synthesis.

The benefits of using vitamin C for face extends to correcting hyperpigmentation and fading dark spots, offering a more even skin tone for all skin types. Its ability to inhibit melanin synthesis means that consistent application of vitamin C can lead to a clearer and more consistent complexion.  


04. evens skin texture (1)

Prevents scarring and heals wounds by increasing fibroblast formation in skin cells.

Beyond its color-correcting capabilities, vitamin C plays a crucial role in enhancing skin texture by promoting the repair and renewal of skin cells. This action helps minimize scars and smooth out imperfections, making vitamin C an essential component of any skincare routine aimed at achieving a smooth and glowing complexion.  


05. antioxidizes (1, 2)

Neutralizes free radicals and removes oxidants found in environmental toxins and UVA/B exposure, repairing and defending against sun damage (when paired with SPF + Vitamin E).

The antioxidative properties of vitamin C provide a protective shield against environmental aggressors like UV exposure and pollution, which are known to cause sun damage and accelerate aging. By neutralizing harmful free radicals, vitamin C serum helps maintain skin health, preventing oxidative stress and promoting a radiant appearance.

But before you rush off to the nearest pharmacy and start slathering-on any vitamin C face serum, it’s really important to choose the right kind of skincare product paired with the right ingredients.  


discovering kakadu plum: a vitamin C powerhouse

Kakadu Plum

At Pacfica, we use Kakadu Plum, a bioactive superfood with the highest known stabilized concentration of vit. C in the world (100x more than in oranges). We especially love Kakadu because its nickname is the billy goat plum (so cute right).

Glow Baby is one of our bestselling lines showing such great outcomes because we pair Kakadu Plum with a few of our all-time favorite skintentional and biocompatible ingredients such as Vitamin E (tocopherol), Vitamin B (niacinamide), and AHAs like Glycolic Acid. Working in defiance of aging skin, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation, they’re imperative in leaving your skin feeling smoother, brighter, and more radiant.  


when do I apply vitamin C in my skincare routine?

Knowing when to layer into which step is important in order to optimize the key vitamin C benefits. Follow our quick 5 step morning skincare routine consistently for best results:

  1. If you cleanse in the morning, start with Glow Baby Brightening Face Wash to gently exfoliate for a brightened, clean canvas.
  2. Next, apply Glow Baby Booster Serum for your antioxidant dosage of vitamin C + glycolic acid to boost your day’s glow.
  3. Seal in the serum’s potency with Glow Baby Super Lit Lotion for SPF 30 protection against UV damage, your fairy godmother in an age-defying toolkit.
  4. Apply our skincare-makeup hybrid Sunny Glow Bronzing Drops serum-meets-complexion-enhancer-meets-bronzer to instantly illuminate with a cute bronzy glow.
  5. Finish up with our SPF 45 suncare, skincare, and makeup setting spray Glow Baby Brightening Setting Mist for lightweight protection and glassy hydration.   


Sunny Glow Drops and Glow Baby Booster Serum


Check out Sunny Glow Bronzing Drops and Glow Baby to experience the glow for yourself! Exploring the benefits of vitamin C for achieving a glowing, healthy complexion opens the door to further enhancing your skincare routine. For a deeper dive into how other essential nutrients contribute to skin wellness, check out our insights on ‘vitamin a skin benefits.’    



  1. Pullar JM, Carr AC, Vissers MCM. “The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health.” Nutrients. 2017 Aug 12;9(8):866. doi: 10.3390/nu9080866. PMID: 28805671; PMCID: PMC5579659. 
  2. Telang PS. “Vitamin C in dermatology.” Indian Dermatol Online J. 2013 Apr;4(2):143-6. doi: 10.4103/2229-5178.110593. PMID: 23741676; PMCID: PMC3673383.  


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