The best types of Vitamin C to offer in your salon

This skincare ingredient has been trending because it provides protection against free-radicals and offers intense and instant brightening. Because it’s very well tolerated and accepted by most skins, if you’re not offering some kind of vitamin C, you’re missing out. 

Regardless of your client’s skin condition or age, everyone is seeking brighter, healthier skin and that is why it is such a popular ingredient.

One of the great factors with vitamin C is that it is readily available, which makes it very effective. However, it is broken down and oxidises quite quickly, which means it then won’t be used up by the skin. Some products may have a higher percentage of vitamin C; however, if it isn’t stable, that will limit how much it can work within the skin.

Dermalogica uses two ultra-stable forms of vitamin C, and in our clinical studies it was shown to be three times more stable than a leading competitor. It was also shown to be three times more bio-available, so it can actually be used up by the skin.

Therefore, if you’re adding a vitamin C range to your business, you should seek products that have stable forms of vitamin C to deliver results.

 Janelle Couto is education training manager at Dermalogica. See Dermalogica at Professional Beauty London at ExCel London on October 11–12. Register for your free ticket. 

Read about how Vitamin A works on acne-prone skin and the benefits of adding mesotherapy to your treatment menu.