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Vitamin C Skincare 

Why in the world do you need Vitamin C on your face, and why is it all the rage? What is the best way to get the most benefit from Vitamin C Skincare? Here’s a quick brief, along with an easy, affordable Vitamin C Skincare routine using products that are as clean & green as it gets!

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If you know anything about me at all – you know I LOVE nerding out about skincare! There are always new trends in skincare, some great and others… not… but one thing that is here to stay is Vitamin C Skincare. If you have any kind of interest in skincare, chances are you’ve heard of it. Read on to learn about the Vitamin C skincare I’ve been loving! 

Why use Vitamin C? 

The benefits of Vitamin C in skincare are pretty cool, and the research is out there on what it is thought to do, backed up by plenty of testimonials about the efficacy of various products. Google it, this isn’t a science post guys, so I will keep it brief. Some of the benefits include intense hydration, protection from environmental effects on the skin (UV, pollution, etc), brightening and smoothing, diminishing fine lines/wrinkles, encouraging collagen health, normalizing uneven skin tone and reducing the appearance of age spots. I personally see results when using Vitamin C products instantly, and over a short period of time. After consistent use, I notice that without any makeup on, it looks like I am wearing a layer of perfecting foundation to even out my skin tone, INCLUDING the disappearance of my dreaded #momlife dark circles. 

Which Brand Is Best?

Of course, everything is a personal preference, but I am very partial to the 100% cruelty free, vegan skincare company Derma E. It has been a favorite of mine since being introduced to them a couple years ago, and I am currently obsessed with their Vitamin C Skincare Bundle. I’d been using the Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel for a while, then added to the collection with the rest of their Vitamin C line. Reaping the rewards of Vitamin C Serum Benefits are pretty darn quick, as close to instant gratification as I’ve ever seen, really. I notice a difference after using the facial peel, and the Intense Night Cream layered over the concentrated serum that I use twice per day. See the full scoop on the routine with pictures below… 

Luxurious, Ethical Beauty That WORKS!

Derma E is dermatologist recommended, proven and effective – their slogan is “Proven Clean Beauty” and they really live up to that! Noteworthy as well, is that NOT A SINGLE Derma E product contains parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or GMOs. As clean as it gets short of cooking up some concoctions in the kitchen, which I don’t recommend with options like theirs so easily available. Trust me, I’ve tried making my own versions of skincare in the past! As a busy mom with way less time on my hands than ever, and an interest in keeping everything healthy and balanced, Derma E is a lifesaver. Knowing I am being as careful and ethical with as many choices in life as possible while giving my skin the best available nourishment to stay looking younger than 30 (yep, I said it) is seriously EVERYTHING! Ok, what you’ve been waiting for:

The Vitamin C Skincare Routine

Morning Routine

Wake up and make time for your face. Sometimes it is easier said than done – for me the most often I miss my A.M. routine when I don’t leave the house and have to get to work on something immediately in the morning. Even when staying inside all day, your skin  needs love. I promise, getting into this routine will be soooo nice, as your skin will always feel refreshed and you will look forward to the fresh scent and feeling of taking care of yourself! Even if you can’t get around to washing your face til noon (like me some days) make sure you still do it. 


Wash your face with Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water using a microfiber cloth or gentle washcloth.


Apply Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum all over face & neck. As with all Derma E products, a little goes a long way!


Easy as pie. You’re covered with the Derma E Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer. Call it a day and go about your day! Unless you’re putting on makeup, then do that next… 

*go and do all the things*

Evening Routine

No matter how busy your day was, this is worth the 3 minutes it will take, I promise. Do this nighttime routine right before bed, and you’ll be happy you did by morning. Bonus, it is almost just as easy as the morning routine. The only extra cleansing step is using the Micellar Wipes if you need to remove makeup, but you can also use a microfiber cloth instead. The night cream replaces the moisturizer, so really that is the same process. You’ve got this…


Removing makeup with Derma E Vitamin C Brightening Glow Micellar Wipes is actually really easy! Just hold it on the area for a few seconds before wiping off.


Use Derma E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water with wipes to remove makeup, or just with a microfiber cloth or gentle washcloth.


This Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum is basically gold. Smooth it into your fresh face and let it dry, then move right on to the last step!


Vitamin C Intense Night Cream does all the hard work for you. Massage it into your already glowing skin and let the magic begin! Wake up to fresh, radiant skin.

Extra Credit

Every week, usually in the evening during a deep conditioning hair treatment, I use the Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel as directed. It is super refreshing and leaves my skin feeling SO FRESH that I barely miss a session. Sometimes, I go a couple weeks in between uses, but rarely. I’m all about that self-care, since I am not getting any younger over here!


Trust me, this Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel is worth the time to add in weekly. Do it while you’re deep conditioning your hair, or doing other non-daily things that require a little wait time. Thank me later.


I’ll be completely honest,  I am a DIE HARD Derma E fan, so much that I even made a shrine one time in a lightbox…

When learning that they have partnership opportunities shortly after falling in love with their products, I was literally all over it! We are very happy to be affiliated with Derma E, as we highly recommend their products and the whole family uses them daily. This blog post is a teeny tiny portion of the love that we feel for this company and their products, and gives you an idea of why they’re always in our bathroom. If you want to see more about this amazing company, follow us on Instagram below, where I post more about our faves!

In case you missed it above, click here for the entire Vitamin C Skincare Bundle that I use and recommend. Have you tried Vitamin C in your skincare routine?

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