Can Vitamin C and Glycolic Acid be used together?

Posted on by Ersin Koseoglu

Stainless, radiant and luminous skin is the distinguishing feature of summer months. However, the time spent outside under the sun in the summer can cause dullness and stains on the skin. The two best active ingredients for post-summer are glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid exfoliant) and vitamin C. But can glycolic acid and vitamin C be used together? Before answering that, let's try to understand a little bit about why your skin needs vitamin C.

What is vitamin C and what are its benefits?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant bomb. It defends the skin against free radical damage caused by stress factors such as UV light and environmental pollution. It has also been proven to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation/ skin tone unevenness. Vitamin C can be used all year round. Daytime use, especially in summer, minimizes sun damage.

Most forms of vitamin C have a short shelf life, lose their potency, or are difficult to penetrate the skin. How can you incorporate this component into your routine and recognize the strongest formula needed for best results?

Answer: by choosing vitamin C in stable form.

C E Ferulic Serum: the first of its two most important features is that vitamin C is very stable and it truly protects the skin against free radicals. The second very important feature is that it is ULTRA gentle. It does not irritate the skin like other vitamin C products. It is suitable for daytime use in summer.

Can I use vitamin C and glycolic acid together?

Answer: yes. Glycolic acid strengthens the effects of vitamin C by removing dead skin cells accumulating on the skin surface that causes blemishes and dull appearance. It increases its stability. Vitamin C reaches the deeper layers of the skin as it purifies the skin surface from dead tissue. It accelerates cell regeneration, which is necessary for a smooth and bright skin.

Brightening & Firming Serum: It is formulated with 10% vitamin C and 8% glycolic acid (AHA). It is suitable for daily use. It is effective in stains, color tone irregularities, dull and pale appearance problems.

Glycolic Vitamin C Serum: It is formulated with 10% Vitamin C and 10% Glycolic acid. It can be used weekly. It is for skin problems such as blemishes, color tone irregularities, dull and pale appearance, loss of elasticity, wrinkles.

ABC Serum: It is formulated with 10% Vitamin C, 5% Glycolic acid (AHA) and 1% Salicyl acid (BHA). It can be used daily. It is effective in skin problems such as acne, acne scars, blemishes, dull and pale appearance, blackheads.

How soon will I get the effect?

With daily and weekly regular use, lightening of the skin begins to be noticed within a week. For stain treatments, at least 6 months of regular use is recommended, depending on the size and depth of the stains. It is recommended to use these products only in the evening. Then it should be continued with a moisturizer. It is recommended to use sunscreen during the day. Glycolic acid is an exfoliant, so it needs additional protection against UV light.