5 Reasons to Add Vitamin C Serum to Your Regimen

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We’re crazy about Vitamin C and love that it helps to defend against the visible signs of skin aging.  Not only does Obagi Professional-C serum smell amazing and feel wonderful on the skin, it also contains Vitamin C, which may help benefit the appearance of your skin for results that just can’t be ignored. We want you to fall in love with Vitamin C, too, so we put together…

5 Reasons to Add Vitamin C Serum to Your Regimen

#5 – Vitamin C Reduces the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

As we age, our skin naturally tends to show more signs of photoaging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. One of the ways our skin can help keep itself renewed and healthy-looking is with antioxidants like Vitamin C. Vitamin C can help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, which results in more youthful-looking skin.1-2

#4 – Vitamin C Calms Skin

Vitamin C may be a good choice to calm skin.3-5  Consult with our board-certified dermatologist to learn whether Vitamin C can help calm your skin. 

#3 – Vitamin C Retains Moisture

You probably already know that adding and sealing in moisture is an important part of your daily skin care routine, and the obvious way to retain moisture is by using a moisturizer. But, did you know that Vitamin C can also help keep skin hydrated by enhancing moisture content?6 Add Vitamin C serum every day and watch it work hand-in-hand with a daily moisturizer to help skin stay fresh-looking and moisturized.

#2 – Vitamin C Stabilizes Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant, and like Vitamin C, it can also fight free radicals. Vitamin C can help stabilize vitamin E as part of your daily skin care routine, which may help address the appearance of aging.7

#1 Vitamin C Brightens Skin

There’s nothing more appealing than beautiful, glowing skin; it’s one of the markers of vibrant health. Topical Vitamin C can help brighten your complexion for a more youthful, fresh looking skin.

Where To Find Vitamin C Serums

Obagi has captured the benefits of Vitamin C in our Professional-C serums, which offer Vitamin C in a rich, concentrated formula. Obagi Professional-C serums come in varying concentrations and:
  • Help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Are proven to be stable at a low pH for long-lasting shelf life10
  • And absorb and remain in the skin12*
Talk to our board-certified dermatologist about how adding Vitamin C can benefit your skin, and take a look at Obagi’s full line of products featuring Vitamin C.

Professional-C Serums are available at all HOO Dermatology branches.


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  10. Product specifications. OMP, Inc. Data on file.
  11. McCullough JL, Principal Investigator. OMP 05-02: In vitro percutaneous absorption of Vitamin C in topical formulations in human skin. April 27, 2005. OMP, Inc. Data on file.​
  12. Lehman PA, Watson J. Evaluation of the percutaneous absorption of [14C]-L-ascorbic acid, in vitro, using the Franz human skin finite dose model. Protocol number R10-0296; April 7, 2010. OMP, Inc. Data on file.
*Based on in-vitro data. The clinical significance has not been established.
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