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Vitamin C in your skin

Vitamin C serums are legendary for a reason: They work!

Uneven skin tone, rough texture, fine lines, acne scars, general dullness — you can name just about any common complexion concern, and there’s a good chance that vitamin C (and the skin-care products it’s featured in) is a recommended treatment.

How does the ingredient work on the skin, though?

Are the brighter, smoother results thanks to the same potent antioxidant found in the orange juice you drink when you have a cold?

First, What is Vitamin C?

As far as your skin is concerned, vitamin C is “a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals,” explains board-certified dermatologist Patricia Wexler. “Because of its antioxidant properties, vitamin C aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells.”

So, in the same way, that consuming antioxidant-rich foods aids your body in fighting off free radicals, topical antioxidants do the same for your skin by helping to offset daily aggressors like UV damage and exposure to air pollution.

A quick refresher course on antioxidants: They prevent or reduce damage to our cells by neutralizing the production of highly reactive molecules called free radicals. In other words, antioxidants help keep our body and our skin cells healthy.

How else does Vitamin C benefit the skin?

  • Antioxidant
  • Skin-healing properties by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin. (we all know the benefit of Collagen and Elastin)
  • Promote collagen production
  • Prevent premature aging
  • Prevents hyperpigmentation and dark sports

How can you include Vitamin C in your skincare routine?

Dermatologists agree that the best vitamin C skin-care product to use is serum, because “serums are more effective than creams or toners”

As a general rule, serums should be layered underneath your moisturizer.

My personal favourite is The Body Shop Vitamin C range.

I personally own the The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost and the Face Mist and I love it! I’ve been a user of the Skin Boost for almost 8 years and I can’t love it anymore.

 I have tried a variety of Vitamin C ingredient skincare, and the one thing I would advise is to try it out. Get a sample if you can, try it out on your hand if you can’t get a hold a sample.

Reason being, the scent, texture and consistency of different products vary.

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Sumusu Beauty

A new Japanese website has just launched into Australia and in celebration to their launch, first 50 customers would get a free face towel!

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With that, their price ain’t that expensive and it’s pretty on-par with getting them in Japan!

The DHC Lip Balm is about $18 in other stores and Lululun Face Mask is about $15 in other stores. Hence, Sumusu Beauty is not expensive and I’m so excited with what they would bring in to stores in the future!

They have just release the Rose Quarts Beauty Rollers!

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The perfect accessory to add to your beauty collection. Not only does it look pretty but it does wonders for your face. The double roller helps enhance blood circulation, improves product absorption, and reduces puffiness. It also helps relief your stress & tension making your skin feel softer and smoother.

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Due to the natural formation of the Rose Quartz stone, each piece is unique and may vary in colour.

You can shop now at Sumusu Beauty at here and also sign up to receive new release of their products!

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Sephora New Credit Cards

Spending money in Sephora is easy. I can’t even count the number of times I walked into Sephora and walked out with an iconic black and white bag filled with foundation, palette, moisturizer, eyeliner, beauty blender and the samples I can get my hands on.

Even when I travel around the world, I would find myself walking into a Sephora store or two just to check things out. From layouts to exclusive-items and sampling everything I can.

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View of a Sephora perfum store in Paris, France, September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen – RTSP5AJ

Sephora just annouced that it would launch a new credit card offering rewards beyond the existing Beauty Insider loyalty program.

The three cards, a Sephora Credit Card, Sephora Visa Credit Card and Sephora Visa Signature Credit Card will be available to select US shoppers in the next few months before being rolled out to all US stores and sephora.com.eing rolled out to all US stores and sephora.com. (sucks to be out of USA and they even have much more products than us)

According to Allure, anyone who opts in for the Sephora Visa Signature Credit Card will also have access to selected Visa cardholder benefits, including discounted travel prices, lounge access at airports, and luxury accommodation deals. Becoming a Sephora card holder (of any kind) will also auto-sign you up to the Sephora Beauty Insider program, if you’re not already a member.

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“The Sephora Credit Card was the natural next step in our loyalty journey, truly adding even more value that our clients can use not only within our stores, but also in their day-to-day lives,” said Andrea Zaretsky, Sephora’s senior vice president of CRM and loyalty.

She told WWD that the credit card program is expected to increase loyalty and help “unlock the power” of customer data.

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More perks, more discounts and more rewards? 🙂