According to Shannon Esau, CEO of Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals, since the body does not naturally produce vitamin C, it needs to be obtained through diet, supplements, and topical agents, which is part of the reason it has become, and will continue to remain, a key ingredient in skincare products. We asked some skincare professionals in the skincare industry what they think are some of the top uses of vitamin C-based products and treatments in spas, and here’s what they had to say.
“Vitamin C products and treatments offer a multitude of uses all year but especially in the summer months. An anti-aging vitamin C facial can give clients a beautiful treatment to help target uneven tone and texture, in turn giving a brighter and more youthful complexion.”—Ashley Stowers, national educator, CelleClé
“There is nothing like being treated to a cleanser with vitamin C and natural brightening ingredients to rid the skin of pollutants and giving the skin a refreshed and brighter-looking complexion.”—Lydia Sarfati, founder and CEO, Repêchage
“Vitamin C is used in clarifying and brightening products designed to illuminate skin, even out skintone, and minimize the appearance of dark spots and discoloration.”—Janel Luu, founder and CEO, Le Mieux Cosmetics and PurErb
“One of the great things about vitamin C is it helps to both prevent and repair damage caused by our environment, meaning that it is great for all genders and all ages. In a spa setting, facials that include vitamin C masks and serums are especially popular with guests wanting to ward off wrinkles, redness, or pigmentation.”—Natalie Pergar, senior product knowledge specialist and lead skin care trainer, Eminence Organic Skin Care
“Vitamin C truly is an essential for nearly every skin. However, it is particularly powerful for skin challenged with pigmentation issues as well as aging skin and compromised barriers. And when ingredients rich in vitamin C are blended with other powerhouse elements, like peptides and plant stem cells, it delivers and enhances skin-strengthening and pro-youth benefits.”—Shannon Esau, CEO, Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals
“The best uses of our vitamin C products in spa environments are in facials, pre- and post-procedure skin prep, and during ultrasound procedures for superior antioxidant benefits. I do not recommend applying any vitamin C product on broken skin, and it should only be used once skin has fully healed following a procedure.”—Tatiana Kononov, chief scientific officer, Revision Skincare