A different way to give your skin a dose of vitamin C
An antioxidant is non-negotiable in my morning skincare routine, and I’ve come to rely on vitamin C serums from SkinCeuticals and iS Clinical for the past few years. They help keep my skin radiant, youthful and just plain healthy-looking—but these products certainly don’t come cheap (however I do believe they are worth every penny). But then I received Vitabrid’s C12 FACE Brightening Powder and I have a new way to work this powerhouse ingredient into my skincare regimen—and at $60, I don’t have to worry about what I’m going to do when I run out!
The best thing about this Korean vitamin C powder is that you can mix it into any (and I mean any) other product you apply, whether a serum, lotion, cream or even sunscreen. You just shake it into your palm, mix it with the product your applying and spread it on your face—and it mixes so well you don’t even know it’s there. The big difference between this powder and vitamin C serums is that you’re supposed to apply it in the morning and at night to give your skin a steady stream of antioxidant and anti-aging benefits. And while the power of serum-based vitamin C has been extensively proven, this powder has the clinical data to back up its effectiveness as well. Available exclusively at Barneys New York, this advanced line also includes a full range of skincare (for acne, sensitive skin and anti-aging) as well as haircare designed to fight thinning.
Mixing a dash of powder into another product is as easy as could be, but if you want to use Vitabrid like skin-obsessed Koreans do, remember the “3-Second Rule.” After cleansing, apply toner directly to wet skin then immediately press some powder all over your face with your fingers. Then bland it all together with a few drops of facial oil and enjoy a dewy, radiant finish. Just remember that speed is key, since you want all of these products to absorb at once for maximum results!