Vitamin C is often thought as a sort of cure-all for skin. They way people talk about it, it sounds as though there is nothing vitamin C can’t do. Is it as effective as it sounds? Most experts say yes!


Here is the key: vitamin C is an antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are bad for your skin and can cause damage and aging. We encounter free radicals all the time through pollutants and sun exposure. Because Vitamin C can protect and repair, it is one of the most effective skincare ingredients at combating multiple skin problems.

Collagen Production

First, vitamin C encourages collagen production. Medical News Today points out that the body naturally decreases collagen production as it ages, this is why we see more wrinkles and sagging skin as we grow older. Vitamin C is very effective at stimulating collagen production. Collagen encourages cell growth and regeneration and therefore makes skin look more firm and supple. Vitamin C can fight some of the effects of aging on your skin.


Vitamin C can also even out skin tone. Again, another problem with aging is the development of sun spots, age spots, or uneven mottling throughout the skin. Vitamin C applied directly to the skin can help brighten your complexion and reduce the visibility of dark spots or patches.

Dry Skin

While Vitamin C is safe to use whether you have dry skin or oily skin, it is especially effective at repairing dry skin. According to Huffington Post, vitamin C is good at repairing dry skin because of its high acidity levels. The acid in vitamin C sloughs off old, dead skin cells and encourages new skin cell growth. These new skin cells will make your skin look brighter.

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How Do You Use Vitamin C?

There are several ways to use vitamin C to improve your skin health. You can eat more vitamin C. It is good for your body in more ways than just improving your skin. Citrus fruits, leafy greens, and surprisingly bell peppers and strawberries are all foods that are high in vitamin C. However, you are not likely to see the dramatic effects of vitamin C on your skin if you are only eating it. The concentration is simply not high enough. Many skincare products concentrate the vitamin C and it can be applied directly to the skin for optimal results. Combining a healthy diet with a vitamin C rich skin care regimen will leave your skin looking radiant and supple. Aging takes its toll on skin. Wrinkles, spots, dry patches and more can all be improved with vitamin C.

Hemp of the Rockies Products

Some of our Hemp of the Rockies Products have harnessed the power of vitamin C. Our Vitamin C Lotion combines the protective and healing properties of vitamin C along with high quality CBD oil to make your skin look healthy and feel rejuvenated. Try introducing this lotion into your skin care routine to fight the effects aging has on your skin.