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How to Add a Vitamin C Serum to Your Routine Based on Your Skin Type

Make this powerhouse ingredient work for your different skin concerns.
October 19, 2022
Benefits Of Vitamin C All Skin Types


You may often hear vitamin C referred to as the unsung hero of skin care due to its ability to protect the skin from free radicals and prevent inflammation — admittedly two of the less sexy jobs of our skin care products. When balanced with the right anti-aging ingredients and used properly, vitamin C can be a powerhouse to add to your regimen. 

One of the easiest ways to do that is with a vitamin C serum
that’s beneficial for every skin type. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 12% Pure Vitamin C + E + Salicylic Acid Serum is exactly what you need if you’re on the hunt for a serum you can use day and night that delivers visible results. Keep reading to learn more about how you can work this glow-getting must-have into your daily routine based on your skin type.
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What Does Vitamin C Serum Do for the Face?

Vitamin C serums are often used for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties. The Revitalift 12% Pure Vitamin C + E + Salicylic Acid Serum, specifically, leaves the skin with a brighter, more radiant appearance and even skin tone. 

The concentrated formula contains the purest and most potent form of vitamin C — L-Ascorbic acid — which is the most used and recommended by dermatologists. Clinical tests showed that in just four weeks the serum acts on early signs of aging and in eight weeks results continue to improve. The results? Bye-bye uneven skin tone, see you later fine lines and peace out large pores.

Because it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid it also plumps and hydrates the skin, while salicylic acid resurfaces texture for a smoother visage, vitamin E works its antioxidant magic, dipeptide fights wrinkles, and glycerin moisturizes. It’s quite the cocktail of derm-favorite actives.

Is it Okay to Use Vitamin C Serum Everyday?

Vitamin C plays well with other ingredients so you don’t have to worry about this serum interacting negatively with your other products. As a derm rule of thumb, you just don’t want to combine it with anything that will cause it to oxidize. 

Of course you should always consult with your dermatologist before you add any new products to your routine (especially if you’re using retinoids), but if your skin can tolerate it the Revitalift 12% Pure Vitamin C + E + Salicylic Acid Serum can be used daily as part of your morning skin care routine and part of your nighttime skin care routine.

How to Use the Revitalift 12% Pure Vitamin C + E + Salicylic Acid Serum for Your Skin Type

This serum made for all skin types can easily fit into any skin care routine. Here’s  how to add it to your regimen based on your skin type.

Normal Skin

While all skin types are normal, we’re using this term to describe any skin type that isn’t dry, oily, combination or acne-prone, and typically doesn’t experience irritation or serious skin care concerns. Yup, these are the lucky folks who don’t get excessively oily by midday, don’t suffer dry patches while applying their foundation and can put any fragranced moisturizer directly on their skin with no problem. 

If you fall in this category then you can apply the face serum as a normal part of your skin care routine in the morning and evening. Follow up with moisturizer at night, and moisturizer and sunscreen in the morning.

Dry Skin

When you have dry skin, holding on to moisture is the name of the game. So before you apply your vitamin C serum, layer on the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum over damp skin. It’s a great way to give your skin an extra dose of hydration before you apply your moisturizer and sunscreen.

Oily Skin

Oily skin types may be concerned with keeping their faces matte and not adding any slickness and shine. Fortunately, this serum absorbs into the skin very quickly without being sticky or tacky, and without leaving behind any shine. Pair it with a water-based moisturizer like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Micro Hyaluronic acid + Ceramides Line-Plumping Water Cream, which offers lightweight hydration with no greasy feel. Skin is immediately softer and smoother and looks visibly plumped.

Combination Skin

Combination skin has unique needs and can feel like it requires extra work all the time — trying to keep dry cheeks and forehead hydrated while trying to keep an oily T-zone matte is a nearly full-time job. One way to make it feel easier is to start your skin care routine off on the right foot. Yes, we mean your cleanser. 

Reach for something that’s gentle yet exfoliating so that it strikes the right balance between the needs of both the dry and oily skin care worlds. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 3.5% Glycolic Acid Cleanser is the perfect fit for this as it cleanses and exfoliates without drying out your complexion.

Sensitive Skin

For those with sensitive skin it’s important not to play scientist with your skin care products — ensuring that you are pairing complementary ingredients at all times to avoid irritation. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30 is formulated with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid (same as the serum) and Pro-Retinol to brighten and hydrate skin while reducing wrinkles. And with SPF 30, it also protects against sun damage and dangerous UV rays.

Next: 5 Brightening Serums to End Your Dull Skin Woes

Written by: Shalwah Evans, Photography: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Prop Stylist: Katrina Rozeville, Prop Assistant: Emily Ramirez

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