Why is Vitamin C so important for your skin?

As we all know, sunscreen is vital to our skin to protect us from the suns harmful rays, but, why is Vitamin C so important? First I want to preface by saying that I’ve been a huge skincare obsessed human being since I was 17. Why do I remember the exact age? That is when I began working for a local Dermatologist who first introduced me to any kind of skin care regimen. When I was young (and maybe it was my generation who was raised by our sun worshipping mamas) was never told that I should be wearing sunscreen or sunblock. Maybe my memory has failed me but I don’t remember my mother hounding me about putting it on before I went outside, and in those days, we went outside a lot!

Why is Vitamin C so important for your skin? I’ll tell you. Vitamin C is also known as “ascorbic acid”. I look for this word in the ingredient list of any moisturizer or serum that I purchase. If it so happens to be in any sort of makeup product, you can count me IN! Ascorbic acid is the key to the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels. This gives the skin its firmness and strength. When you get to my age *cough* 40 *cough* this becomes more important to you than you think. My suggestion is to start early (same with sunscreen) and begin gracing your youthful skin to spare it from future frustration. Anyway, I’ve been HUUUGGGEEEE (say this like the Donald) on Vitamin C Serums and still have a love for them but I find them a little bit messy to apply. Well I came across a product I thought might kill two birds with one stone (Vitamin C and a Moisturizer) all in one. Essa Skincare Vita C Whip runs about $28 on Amazon with great reviews and seems like a great price compared to those you would find in Sephora or Ulta. Anyhoo, I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now and I’ll share with you which ingredients aided in me pressing the “buy now” button.

  • Ascorbic Acid: You already know why I love this one.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: A Humectant. This draws water to the skin and prevents moisture loss.
  • Organic Aloe Extract & Coconut/Palm Oil:  contains many antioxidants including beta carotene, vitamin C & E and helps improve skins firmness as well as keeping it hydrated and lessens the visibility of scars/acne marks. These ingredients combined combat environmental damage.

Those 3 key ingredients prompted me to try (so did the 30 day money back guarantee, lets be real.) The formula is nice. It has a smooth creamy texture, not too heavy, not too light and it smells like a fresh peeled orange. This alone makes me feel awake and vibrant. I was so happy to give this a try because my serums usually come in a dropper and literally get all over the place. I can never control the amount I’m using and it seems to just be a hot mess. The whipped formula is in a pump bottle and comes out like a moisturizer or lotion. Nice!!


If your looking for something like this, I promise your skin will thank you. If you’re confused how to use the product or feel lost about which order to apply your skincare always remember: Medicinal or RX goes on the skin first, then any serums, then your moisturizer (in this case the Vita C Whip), then your sunscreen and finally, makeup.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post and review on the Essa Skincare Vita C Whip and if you have tried this product as well please leave a comment below. Questions? feel free to ask. Lets chat!

Be well, cuties!

XOXO -Denise

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