Three Benefits of Vitamin C for your Skin

Three Benefits of Vitamin C for your Skin

Oh sweet vitamin C how I love you so. Clearly, I love all things skin care, which I am sure you have realized by now. Vitamin C has so many awesome benefits I had to dedicate one whole blog post to it so here it is!

Vitamin C can do amazing things for skin, check out just a few of the amazing things it can do for you and your skin.

1. Protection from UV Rays/Free Radicals

Along with its anti-aging benefits, vitamin C is fantastic for protecting your skin from the sun's UVA and UVB rays.

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, once applied to your skin helps to neutralize free radicals, and help guard against their harmful effects. Long-term it helps to decrease the amount of age and sun-spots.


2. Helps Produce Collagen

Wrinkles are a woman's worst nightmare. Every day you age, but that doesn't mean your skin has to mature with you. With regular use, vitamin C supports natural collagen and elastin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Collagen is:

  • Almost 70% of the proteins in your skin making it the most abundant form of protein in your body.
  • Naturally produced by your body and is responsible for keeping your skin young.

The amount of collagen in your body starts to diminish, by your late 20s. You will have four times less collagen by your 70s-80s. This is why skin sags and wrinkles appear.

3. Protects skin against discoloration

If you suffer from skin redness or other discoloration of the skin, then vitamin C will be able to help you achieve a more uniform skin tone and better complexion. Vitamin C is excellent for reducing embarrassing redness. With just a few uses, you will find that you have a more even skin tone.

Protect your skin with this MK favorite.


MK Favorite: 

TimeWise® Vitamin C Activating Squares

This beauty industry first uses breakthrough technology that delivers pure vitamin C to your skin in a tiny, dissolvable square. 

Pure vitamin C degrades and loses its power over time when exposed to air, light or water. But now that problem’s solved with a breakthrough in technology that keeps the pure vitamin C stable until you unlock its power with every use. As the square dissolves in the palm of your hand, it’s transformed into a fresh, potent, pure vitamin C elixir that powers up your serum for an age-fighting boost. Fresh the first time. Fresh every time. First and only at Mary Kay.


  • Supercharge your favorite Mary Kay® serum† with the boosting power of vitamin C.
  • In just 2 weeks,* TimeWise® Vitamin C Activating Squares™ were shown to deliver visible benefits in the appearance of even skin tone, skin radiance and fine lines and wrinkles.
  • In addition, vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps guard against the harmful effects of environmental free radicals.


  • At night, cleanse your face using your preferred cleanser.
  • Next, peel back the corner of the packette until the transparent square is revealed.
  • Place the square in the palm of your hand, cover with three to four drops of water, and mix until dissolved.
  • Add the normal dosage of your Mary Kay® serum† to the solution, and mix to activate the dissolved square.
  • Apply to face and allow to dry completely before continuing your skin care regimen.
  • Use one square three times per week.