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The Truth About Vitamin C


Jun 6, 2024
Beauty insiders and dermatologists around the world have long hailed vitamin C as a holy-grail skin care  ingredient. In fact, in a 2023 Vogue1 interview, top dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner said “Vitamin C is the most potent topical antioxidant, it helps neutralize free radical damage and protect the skin against UV light exposure and other environmental pollutants.” Known as the gold standard in brightening, we, at Avon, are truly impressed by the wonders of vitamin C for the skin.

As good as the reports may be, no ingredient is perfect,  and despite its proven efficacy vitamin C is notoriously unstable. It’s a water-soluble compound that can break down easily when exposed to light, heat, air or the wrong pH level, which can easily happen during storage and transit.

When dealing with vitamin C, it's crucial to seek out the appropriate formulation from reputable manufacturers supported by scientific research, one that makes vitamin C as stable as possible while also delivering it effectively to the skin. The good news? Avon offers a juicy range of stable high-performance, vitamin C-infused formulas that are worth adding to your skin care routine.

Avon’s Vitamin C Standouts

Goodbye dullness, hello brilliance! Our latest skin care breakthrough, Beyond Glow, is your ticket to that sought-after glass-skin look. Beyond Glow Vitamin C 6% + Ferulic Acid Serum works wonders for your skin and we’ve got glowing results to prove it. Based on an instrumental efficacy test on 30 subjects, this formula improves skin radiance in 3 days and revitalizes skin in 2 weeks. Formulated with the powerful combination of vitamin C 6%, which improves the look of radiance for glowing skin, and ferulic acid, a powerful antioxidant known to help support skin against environmental stressors, it’s the new way to turn up the brightness!

Wake up with skin that looks softer, smoother and more vibrant with Anew Vitamin C Overnight Radiant Mask. An overnight radiant mask, it’s formulated with powerful antioxidant vitamins C and E, to help improve the appearance of skin texture and enhance the look of radiance. It also contains niacinamide, known to improve the look of skin tone, and shea butter and sunflower seed oil to help nourish and moisturize. 

Want radiant results for the whole body? Anew Vitamin C Nourishing Body Butter brings the radiance-boosting benefits of vitamin C to the entire body. Its hypoallergenic, deeply nourishing formula has a blend of skin care hydrators to help soften and hydrate dry, dehydrated skin.

Let’s talk about a bright idea and take your fave vitamin C product’s benefits to the max. Check out the newest skin care innovation: compact handheld devices that use the power of mild electric currents and red light technology to enhance the overall look of skin and restore a healthy-looking glow. Our Beyond Glow Galvanic Booster Device is tested to boost absorption of vitamin C by 2 times.2 Use it daily and pair it with any of Avon’s vitamin C-packed serums or moisturizers.  

Caring For Your Vitamin C Product

As potent and transformative as vitamin C can be, you can unintentionally diminish its efficacy without proper usage or storage. Don’t leave the cap open for too long and don’t store it in direct sunlight. Make sure you read the label and follow the usage instructions to ensure you’re helping preserve the product’s potency.

The antioxidant properties and incredible benefits of stabilized vitamin C make it an undeniable skin care staple. Without a doubt, it’s an essential step in virtually every skin care routine.
1 Lauren Valenti and Calin Van Paris (Vogue 2023).
2 Evaluated by Dongduk Women's University Industry-Academia Cooperation (ex vivo test, DPPH, Oct. 13 to 24, 2023). When used with Beyond Glow Vitamin C 6% + Ferulic Acid Serum.