Do Dermatologists Recommend Vitamin C Serum?

How do you “cheat your age”? Dermatologists know the answer – just add Vitamin C to your skincare routine.  

Here is why doctors recommend using a skincare serum with Vitamin C in addition to eating oranges.

What Vitamin C Does For Your Skin

  • Restores Collagen to smooth out wrinkles

Dermatologists say that topical Vitamin C is a #1 product for the firm and bouncy skin.  

It increases the production of collagen – a protein that makes up 75% of your skin

Certified dermatologist and plastic surgeon Dr. Shirley Madhere said that “When we age, our skin loses collagen” on the Dr. Oz show. “By putting Vitamin C topically, you bring collagen back to your skin”

  • Brightens your skin to even out dark spots

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and skin brightener. It helps reverse sunspots. 

According to Dr. Mahdi, it has also been shown that “Vitamin C reduces the number of sunburn cells”.  This means that it improves the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines. 

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When Do You See Results From Using Vitamin C Serum

Everybody’s skin is different. Some start seeing results after 2-4 weeks. For others, it takes up to 6-8 weeks. For best results use Vitamin C serum for 6 months.

Why Use A Serum With Vitamin C

According to Dr. Leif Rogers, who also appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, “It is not possible to get the same level of Vitamin C by taking it with food or supplements”. Applying it directly on your skin with a serum, you get 20x times more Vitamin C.

What to Look For In a Vitamin C Serum

At this point, you might be ready to go and click the buy button, but there are three important recommendations you need to follow when choosing a Vitamin C serum:  

  • Look for ascorbic acid

When choosing a Vitamin C serum, look for the products that contain ascorbic acid (aka L-ascorbic acid). This is the natural form of Vitamin C. And the most potent form.

  • Pay Attention to The Packaging

Vitamin C is an antioxidant and will go bad when exposed to light. Look for a dark, non-transparent bottle. 

  • Look For 10%+ of Vitamin C Serums

You need enough Vitamin C to get the benefits. Dr. Leif Rogers recommends over 10%.

When To Use Vitamin C Serum

Use Vitamin C once a day in the morning. Apply before your moisturizer. You can also mix it with other vitamin ingredients.  “Mixing Vitamin C and Vitamin A together will make a perfect anti-aging combination,” Dr. Mahdi adds.


Using Vitamin C serum as a part of your morning skincare routine is a simple solution to get a bright and glowing complexion of your skin. 

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