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heyitsnanah

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Vitamin C at night

I'll soon be receiving the TIAM My Signature C Source and have to write a review about it by the start of December. The problem is that I read it has an extremely high concentration of Vitamin C (20%) and oxidizes really fast if not kept properly. As someone who has barely used pure vitamin C and have yet to find a sunscreen that does not break me out, I'm contemplating if I should just apply it at night to avoid sun exposure and damaging my skin with it ๐Ÿ˜ญ (I have stubborn acne scars and wanted to get rid of it, I wanted to try the Klairs Freshly Juiced one first but it's so pricey that my parents will have my head if I bought it and it didn't even do anything for me ๐Ÿค•) Is it advisable to just apply vit C at night? Also, for those that are experienced in using Vitamin C, any tips for a beginner?
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Oh my! Beginning with a vitamin C serum of 20% concentration is mighty strong for someone with sensitive skin!! If you absolutely have to use this serum, I suggest a drop, not dropper full (!!) every night & follow up with a soothing moisturizer. Begin with using the serum twice a week for 2 weeks & then increase to thrice weekly for another 2 weeks. Better to go at it slowly than risk damaging your skin barrier. ๐Ÿ’“
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@heyitsnanah I think perhaps you could consider one drop for your entire face. Regarding it oxidizing, you could place the serum in the fridge in it's box. That's how I store my Dear, Klairs serum.
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theartofskincarett

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You can stay off at night and once your skin tolerates, switch to AM use. Vitamin C is best used for its antioxidant, collagen boosting, photoprotective effects in the day
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heyitsnanah

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thank you for this! I plan to switch to AM once my skin got used to it already and I have the proper sunscreen for protections :)
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skintastica

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You could always start with 1 or 2 drops combined in your toner so that way it's "watered down" until you build up tolerance. 20% is too high for starting out.
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skintastica

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That is an option but not sure how effective it will be. Give it a try and see how it goes.
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Alca

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It's ok to use it only in the pm routine. But as others said, the concentration is high, so I'd recommend mixing it with a toner or a hydrating serum. It will oxidize very fast. I don't think you will be able to finish the bottle before it's oxidized, so you can share it with someone in your family.
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heyitsnanah

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I didn't think of that ๐Ÿ˜ฎ but no one in my family has ever used vitamin C either :( thanks for the suggestion tho! i'll try to influence my little brother to get into skincare as well ๐Ÿ˜‚
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