Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) are beauty cream and serum favorites, but can you use them both together?
A lot of products either combine the two ingredients together into one product, like Strut Brightly cream, or sell the two ingredients as separate serums, but is there a reason behind keeping them together or separating them?
In this article we will go over the basics of these two beauty ingredients, and if there is a better way to use them.
One of the cool things about these ingredients is that both of them are components normally found in the skin and body anyway.
Hyaluronic Acid is a thick, clear, hydrating substance naturally produced in your body and can be found in places like your skin, eyes, and connective tissues.
Vitamin C cannot be produced by the human body, so you need to get Vitamin C daily in your food or supplements to make sure the body can function properly. Once Vitamin C is in the body it can be found in the highest amounts in your white blood cells, eye, adrenal glands, pituitary gland, and brain. Lower levels of Vitamin C can be found in your blood plasma, red blood cells, and saliva to distribute itself throughout the body.
Since the body is used to and needs these components to function properly, adding on a little extra to your skin for beauty purposes rarely has any adverse side effects or irritation.
The most common way that you may have irritation is with a Vitamin C serum that is way too strong - since Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, is a mild acid after all.
The best strengths to look for in a Vitamin C serum are between 10-20%.
After 20% strength Vitamin C you will likely get no additional skin benefits, and may increase your risk of skin irritation.
Since these two components are so mild (if in the right percentages), if you do get irritation from a product containing these, you may be better off making sure the other components in the product contain only gentle hypoallergenic ingredients. You may be reacting to something else including ingredients in the base cream or serum.
There is no reason why you would need to apply your Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid skin products separately, so in order to save yourself a step and a few minutes in your skin regimen, you could find products that contain both ingredients.
The best way to use Hyaluronic and Vitamin C creams or serums is to apply to your face after cleansing and using toner.
Then, you should give the cream or serum a few minutes to really soak in and do its thing.
After this, you can apply your usual moisturizer or sunscreen.
Both of these components can be applied day or night (sometimes both), and should not have any sun sensitizing effects like some other beauty products like retinoids.
In fact - Vitamin C creams and serums may actually protect against UV damage and photoaging caused by sun exposure.
Hyaluronic Acid is a skin moisture booster and can hold onto up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
This leads to some serious hydrating and skin-plumping abilities.
Vitamin C, or Ascorbic Acid, is a strong antioxidant that can help protect against skin-damaging UV rays, brighten hyperpigmented areas, increase hydration, and boost skin collagen production.
Strut Brightly Formula is a compounded cream that contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C along with other brightening and hydrating ingredients.
Strut Brightly was formulated by physicians and pharmacists to deliver strong and targeted skin-boosting ingredients in a pharmaceutical-grade cream.
If our doctors think that Strut Brightly is a good option for you, your cream can be shipped directly to your front door.