Post main image
Photo by


Vitamin C: Why Your Skin Needs It

And why dermatologists think it's the best kept beauty secret


Mar 24, 2021, 10:52 AM

Photo by

If you are like every other woman in Nairobi, you have a truck load of skin care products for your morning and night skin care routines. Turns out that you just need one magic ingredient for the perfect skin- Vitamin C.

If you’ve never used Vitamin C as a skincare ingredient before rest assured you’re not alone. Dermatologists recommend the use of Vitamin C because its nutrients penetrate the skin better than any cream or toner. 

In fact, Vitamin C has become a holy grail in skincare ingredients, loved for its brightening and anti-ageing abilities, It is also one of the strongest protective antioxidants there is. But what other skincare issues can it help with?


Vitamin C serum is truly in a league of its own when it comes to helping with skin pigmentation. It inhibits melanin production in the skin which helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots and even out skin tone, enhancing skin radiance.


Most skincare products made from Vitamin C include magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, a Vitamin C derivative known for its hydrating properties. 

Collagen Production 

You know we need collagen to keep our skin firm right? And because our collagen levels decrease as we age (albeit slowly for black skin) if we want to keep skin firm and where God intended it to be then we need to use skincare with ingredients that boost collagen production. Like Vitamin C! As an ingredient Vitamin C stimulates collagen production, which helps keep skin supple and firm. 


Pollutants from the sun and the environment can affect skin’s appearance, which is why antioxidants like Vitamin C are so important, they protect from things that attack the skin. While we know about sun damage, pollution takes as big a toll on skin quality.