Vitamin C – The Antioxidant Power of Ascorbic Acid

  • November 16, 2023
  • 3 Minutes

Today, we’ll discuss the extraordinary antioxidant powers of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and how you can integrate it into your daily routine to help repair damaged tissues while protecting against free radicals.

Very few ingredients stand out quite like Vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant, called Ascorbic Acid, is a game-changer for maintaining vibrant health and glowing, radiant skin. It’s a fundamental element of collagen synthesis, and it can help thicken the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. With its many different applications, it’s no surprise you can find it in almost all skincare products.

L-Ascorbic Acid: Your Best Antioxidant Friend

Vitamin C is renowned for its incredible antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are like guards, protecting against free radicals that can damage our bodies and skin. Vitamin C saves the day by neutralizing these harmful molecules, which are often responsible for premature aging, chronic diseases, and even cancer. In skincare, Vitamin C can be your guardian angel. Let’s talk about all that it does for us.

Hyperpigmentation is visible before using Fields of Yarrow C-Complex Drops
Graphic image explaining that these are before and after treatment photos
Hyperpigmentation faded after using Fields of Yarrow C-Complex Drops, rich in Ascorbic acid<br />

Ascorbic Acid fades Hyperpigmentation Naturally

Vitamin C is a natural skin brightener. If you use it as part of your skincare routine you’ll agree that its brightening effects are undeniable. A great example of this effect is Viktoria. She came to me feeling like her skin was dull and non-vibrant. She also had some blemishes throughout her face. She started using our C-Complex Drops Revitalizing Serum, and after a couple of weeks, she was a different person. Her skin glowed, and her confidence was back.

8% Ascorbic Acid

C-Complex Drops

Revitalizing Serum

The unique botanical blend not only brightens your complexion effectively but also unveils the youthful luminosity you’ve been looking for, thanks to a portentous 8% Vitamin C concentration.

Collagen and Elastin Production

Vitamin C plays a pivotal role in collagen and elastin production, the proteins responsible for skin elasticity. It’s essential for the synthesis of these proteins. They bind your skin cells together, maintaining their firmness and elasticity while preventing sagging. An increased collagen and elastin production leads to smoother, wrinkle-free skin, making Vitamin C a formidable anti-aging tool. You might also want to learn How to Build an Anti-Aging Skincare Routine to Fight Fine Lines and Wrinkles.


The delicate skin around your eyes is often the first to show signs of fatigue and aging. Vitamin C’s ability to reduce melanin production can help disappear dark circles and puffiness, leaving you looking refreshed and youthful. If you’d like to understand better how to get rid of eye bags, check out this guide.

More Even Skin Tone

If you’re longing for that radiant, glowing, uniform skin tone, Vitamin C is your go-to remedy:

  • Fades Dark Spots: Vitamin C’s ability to inhibit melanin production can reduce the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation, leaving your skin luminous.
  • Reduces Redness: It’s an effective remedy for redness and discoloration, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Sun Damage Repair

They say that people are like plants. We need water, sun, and love. But too much sun can damage your skin and cause photoaging. Vitamin C promotes the repair of damaged skin cells caused by UV radiation. It can help fade sunspots and reduce redness. It can also relieve sunburn when applied topically, soothing irritated skin. However, it would be best if you never forgot to apply SPF whenever you’re going to be under the sun for a while. Specialists say that if you’re going to be out during sun peak hours, between 10 am and 4 pm, you should always apply protection.

At Fields of Yarrow, we have an entire range dedicated to Vitamin C, and we exclusively use L-Ascorbic acid 2-Glucoside to ensure that our products deliver these benefits with maximum efficiency.

Adding Vitamin C to your daily skincare routine is like drinking that glass of orange juice. It helps you feel and look better. And it’s not complicated.

Check out the labels of your current products and look for “L-Ascorbic acid 2-Glucoside“. This specific molecule has longer-term antioxidant efficacy in the skin than regular Ascorbic Acid.


Why is Vitamin C important for skincare?

Vitamin C is crucial for skincare due to its powerful antioxidant properties. It supports collagen and elastin production, promotes an even skin tone, repairs sun damage, controls acne, and hydrates the skin, contributing to a youthful complexion.

How does Vitamin C benefit collagen and elastin production?
Vitamin C is essential for synthesizing collagen and elastin, proteins responsible for skin elasticity. Increased production results in firmer, wrinkle-free skin, making Vitamin C an effective anti-aging tool.
How does Vitamin C contribute to acne control and scar reduction?
Vitamin C's anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness and irritation associated with acne. It accelerates the natural wound-healing process, minimizing scarring and promoting quicker recovery.
Does Vitamin C play a role in skin hydration?
Yes, Vitamin C aids in water retention, keeping the skin well-moisturized. Hydrated skin is less prone to fine lines and wrinkles, making Vitamin C an essential addition to a skincare routine.
Can Vitamin C naturally brighten the skin?
Absolutely. Vitamin C is a natural skin brightener, promoting a radiant and vibrant complexion. It can visibly improve the appearance of dull and non-vibrant skin.
Why choose Fields of Yarrow's Vitamin C products?
Fields of Yarrow exclusively uses L-Ascorbic acid 2-Glucoside in their Vitamin C range, ensuring superior antioxidant efficacy. Embracing Vitamin C means aging gracefully and confidently, maintaining youthful and healthy skin for years to come.

About the Author

Souhela Ferrah
Souhela Ferrah

Researcher, mom and founder of Fields of Yarrow

Growing up in the south of France, Souhela Ferrah was surrounded by flower fields. As the daughter of a pharmacist, and with her educational background as chemist, she grew up with a strong affinity with nature and understood its power very well. Thanks to her family, her hometown and her travels around the world, she found inspiration in natural healers, herbalists and nature itself. And this was enough to motivate her to start the awarded honest skincare brand, Fields of Yarrow.
Tags: anti aging / ascorbic acid / brightening / hyperpigmentation / natural ingredients / pigmentation / vitamin c

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