Why Vitamin C Is the Ultimate Anti-Aging Ingredient

Learn why vitamin C tops the list of best anti-aging skincare ingredients.

While vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid) has been considered a buzzy skincare ingredient for a few years now, the hype goes well beyond it being trendy because vitamin C is the real deal. When it comes to anti-aging skincare ingredients that keep the skin healthy, vitamin C is one of the most recommended ones out there. That’s why finding the right vitamin C serum for your skin is essential if you want to reap all the benefits that this antioxidant has to offer. Here, we’re offering up everything you need to know about this sought-after skincare must, including a breakdown of the benefits of vitamin C and why L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 12% Vitamin C Serum is such an effective product for all skin types and ages.


Vitamin C is an antioxidant.

Just like eating antioxidants is key for a well-rounded diet, using antioxidants topically can do wonders for your skin’s health. Vitamin C is one of the most potent and effective antioxidants to help protect the skin from environmental damage. External aggressors like pollution and UV rays from the sun (the biggest culprit for skin aging) damage the skin, breaking down collagen and causing hyperpigmentation (dark spots) to occur. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 12% Vitamin C Serum contains 12% pure vitamin C (ascorbic acid, not a derivative of the ingredient), making it one of the best vitamin C serums on the market to deliver the potent antioxidant to the skin without causing irritation. Apply it in combination with sun protection, like L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power LZR Anti-Aging Day Lotion SPF 30 in the mornings; they work together as a power duo to protect the skin against harmful UV rays and external aggressors.


Vitamin C amps up collagen production.

Vitamin C is not only a star antioxidant; it also stimulates collagen production in the skin. Collagen is an amino acid-based protein that is responsible for giving skin volume and bounce and acts as connective tissue in muscles, bones and more. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and our reserves start to diminish. This causes skin to sag and form fine lines and wrinkles. When applied topically, a vitamin C serum helps to amp up the production of collagen, giving skin a more youthful, bouncy appearance.


Vitamin C is the ultimate glow-getter.

When skin has that indescribable glow, it’s often because of vitamin C. Known as the best glow-getting ingredient, it will give skin that beautiful, radiant finish when it’s been added to a great skincare routine and used daily. Along with helping to fight dark spots, vitamin C gives skin a more even and clear tone and a plump, luminous look overall.


Vitamin C is gentle on the skin.

Because there are so many benefits to using vitamin C, many people assume that it will be irritating or harsh like some other anti-aging ingredients. But the good news is that this powerful antioxidant delivers so much yet remains gentle and safe for all skin types, even sensitive. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 12% Vitamin C Serum is specifically formulated with 12% pure vitamin C (ascorbic acid) to deliver brighter skin in one week. Containing zero parabens, colourants or mineral oils, this serum is potent but gentle and can be used on all skin types, even those that get easily irritated.


Vitamin C is recommended by dermatologists.

Due to its hard-working fragrance-free formula that’s packed with 12% ascorbic acid, L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 12% Vitamin C Serum comes with a stamp of approval from the Canadian Dermatology Association—which means you can be sure your skin is in good hands with this gentle yet powerful serum.