The Power of Vitamin C for Mature Skin

As an experienced master esthetician and owner of Viva Aesthetics here in Ridgefield, WA, I always make it a point to educate my clients on the benefits of vitamin C for their skin – especially for those with mature skin concerns. Vitamin C is one of the hardest working antioxidants out there, fighting free radicals to prevent premature aging. But not all vitamin C products are created equal.

That’s why I absolutely love the professional Obagi vitamin C lineup. Obagi’s vitamin C serums contain l-ascorbic acid, which is the most potent and bioavailable form of vitamin C. It penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production while providing powerful antioxidant protection.

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When to Use Vitamin C

The antioxidant protection offered by vitamin C makes it an excellent anti-aging addition to your morning skincare routine. I recommend applying your Obagi vitamin C serum to a clean, dry face after cleansing and toning – but before applying any other treatment serums, moisturizers or sunscreen. This allows the potent l-ascorbic acid to be absorbed efficiently into the skin.

How to Use Vitamin C

When first starting with a new vitamin C serum, it’s best to phase it in slowly to build up your skin’s tolerance. Use it every second or third day initially until your skin adjusts. You’ll also want to use just a few drops for the entire face and neck area so the product can absorb fully.

Once your skin is accustomed to vitamin C, you can increase frequency to daily use. Be sure to apply it with dry hands, as vitamin C can oxidize and lose potency when exposed to water. Allow 5-10 minutes before applying additional skincare products on top.

Here’s a guide on which Obagi vitamin C strength may be right for your mature skin…

Obagi Professional-C 10% Vitamin C Serum

With 10% l-ascorbic acid, this is usually well-tolerated for those just starting with vitamin C or who have very sensitive skin. It provides antioxidant protection while giving skin a radiant glow.

Obagi Professional-C 15% Vitamin C Serum

This 15% concentration ramps up the antioxidant power to fight free radicals and the visible signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. It’s an excellent option for mature skin that can tolerate stronger vitamin C levels.

Obagi Professional-C 20% Vitamin C Serum

With the highest 20% l-ascorbic acid level, this professional serum packs a serious punch to visibly improve skin texture, tone, and brightness. However, I recommend introducing this at a lower percentage first if you’re new to vitamin C products.

No matter which strength you choose, using an Obagi vitamin C serum daily will give your skin a powerful age-defying boost of antioxidants while stimulating collagen production for a firmer, more youthful appearance over time. Of course, always follow up with a broad spectrum sunscreen as vitamin C can increase sun sensitivity.

If you’re ready to experience the transformative benefits of vitamin C for your mature skin, book a consultation at Viva today. We can analyze your skin and recommend the perfect Obagi vitamin C regimen to help you achieve a vibrant, ageless complexion.