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December 6, 2021

The Benefits Of Adding Vitamin C12 To Your Skincare Routine

The Benefits Of Adding Vitamin C12 To Your Skincare Routine By Barbies Beauty Bits

There are a lot of skincare ingredients on the market. One buzz-worthy ingredient I'd like to talk about here at Barbie's Beauty Bits is Vitamin C in your skincare, more specifically Vitabrid's C12, Vitamin C skincare products. The 12-hour Vitamin C ingredient!

Vitamin C is generally safe, gentle, and effective when used in skincare. So if you want to find out why you need to add a Vitamin C Serum to your skincare routine, continue reading.

Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is touted to be the holy grail of skincare ingredients— and the key to maintaining a smooth, even, and glowing complexion. Although many try to get Vitamin C from fruits and vegetables, even fruit-infused water. There's no guarantee that it's going straight to your skin, which is why you also want to be using a Vitamin C Serum.

In skincare, Vitamin C is used for two primary purposes: collagen production and antioxidant protection. Unfortunately, like many things that slow down as we age, our ability to produce collagen declines over the years, leading to thin, weak, sagging skin. 

The Benefits Of Vitamin C In Skincare By Barbies Beauty Bits

The Skin Benefits Of Vitamin C In Skincare

Vitamin C product's long-established reputation is supported by dermatologists and skincare experts who know what it means to take care of the body from within! Vitamin C is the star skincare ingredient you must add to your skincare regimen.

Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant with many skin-healthy superpowers. It is the ultimate ingredient for restoring sun-damaged, sensitive, and prematurely aging skin to its former glory! Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radical production in the skin on a cellular level.

Free radicals are formed from environmental stressors, like over-exposure to the sun, pollution, smoke, stress, even some ingredients in cosmetic products that can damage the DNA of the skin cells, leading to premature aging.

Other Benefits Of Adding Vitamin C To Your Skincare Regimen

  • Vitamin C is great at improving the skin as it helps build collagen and replenish lipids to keep your skin looking firm and youthful
  • It is incredible to even out imbalanced skin tones
  • Increase skin's overall brightness
  • It is extremely hydrating
  • Helps minimize redness 
  • Fades hyper-pigmentation
  • It sounds like a winner, doesn't it? And it is, which is why you need to add it to your skincare routine. 

How Do I Choose A Vitamin C Skincare Product

So now that I told you about Vitamin C, how do you choose an excellent Vitamin C product?  Well, first and foremost is to understand that not all Vitamin C products are created equal.

You need to think about some critical factors when looking for an effective Vitamin C skincare product. One key component are active ingredients; this is what makes them effective. I've tried many products with vitamin C and ran across this luxury brand that is carried at Saks 5th avenue, Vitabrid C12 and their Vitabrid CG Vitamin C skin formulation.

But what the heck is this? Find out below! Oh, and if you can't make it to Saks, it is found at Nordstroms,  Amazon as well as the Vitabrid C12 website. 

what is vitamin c12, by barbies beauty bits
Vitabrid C12-The 12-hour Vitamin C Ingredient
Vitabrid CG is a stabilized form of Vitamin C, developed by submerging pure vitamin C in between bio-friendly mineral layers.

"LDH" is a nanotechnology that stabilizes and protects pure Vitamin C from becoming oxidized to deliver its benefits fully. This technology is what provides a unique, patented, active form of Vitamin C encapsulated in its purest state and continuously releases vitamin C over 12 hours. Yes, I said over 12 hours. It's like a booster shot of Vitamin C to replenish and nourish, resulting in healthier, reinvigorating skin.

Factors To Consider When Choosing A Skincare Product With Vitamin C
There are some key factors you need to consider when shopping for topical Vitamin C skincare products, for example:

  • Forms Of Vitamin C: Vitamin C comes in different forms, but not all are equal in terms of stability and absorption rate. You want to look for products that contain vital active ingredients like:
    • Ascorbyl Glucoside: To brighten dull skin.
    • Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate: Often has a neutral pH (making it gentle on sensitive skin), improving uneven skin tone, along with acne-inhibiting effects.
    • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate: Can increase hydration levels in dry skin and prevent water loss while promoting skin collagen synthesis.
    • How Pure Is It: The stronger the active ingredient the better results. This is why you will see benefits from one skincare line and not another. Some brands dilute the active ingredients so the results may take a long while to appear. This is why the Vitamin C12 is amazing as it is in its purest form.
    • The Formulation: Although Vitamin C does have many benefits, studies show that mixing it with other active ingredients can boost its efficacy. You will see this below with the face brightening powder that I suggest as well as the dual drop serum.  When combining Vitamin C, especially Vitabrid CG  that contains pure Vitamin C with other active ingredients, you get an all-in-one skincare step as these ingredients complement each other to hydrate, protect, and repair aging skin.
    • Make Sure It Has The Right Packaging: Vitamin C is very finicky and needs to be stored in an opaque or dark-tinted glass bottle to prevent exposure to any light. Otherwise, it can quickly oxidize and not work correctly.

Vitabrid C12 Face Brightening Powder Review By Barbies Beauty Bits

Vitabrid C12Face Brightening Powder
This powder unleashes 12 hours of continuous antioxidant protection with an ultra-stable scientific breakthrough in Vitamin C called Vitabrid CG.

The Vitabrid vitamin C12 brightening powder is incredible as it easily blends with other skincare products. I love to combine it with my Hylauronic acid serum as well as my prickly pear serum!

Not only are these combinations extremely hydrating. But the mixture of these ingredients helps neutralize free radicals and boost collagen to smooth away the signs of aging, brighten skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve hyper-pigmentation, refine pores, and leave healthy radiant skin.

Vitabrid C12Dual Drop Serum
Guess I was on to something when I decided to add the brightening powder to my hyaluronic acid serum. But for those of you who may not have that and want a product all in one, the dual drop Vitabrid vitamin C12 serum is your answer.

This hydrating serum features Vitabird's C12 proprietary blend of Peptibrid, plant stem cell complex, and Vitabrid CG that helps deliver a synergistic effect combining face-brightening and skin-firming benefits with lasting hydration. 

And suppose that wasn't enough skincare goodness. In that case, this serum is infused with six layers of moisture-binding Hyaluronic Acid Complex that helps lock in moisture, supporting a youthful-looking and glowing complexion. Beauties, I love this serum. 

Vitabrid C12 Dual Drop Serum Review By Barbies Beauty Bits

How To Use Vitamin Serum For Best Results

There are plenty of theories regarding using a Vitamin C Serum and when to use it. But the truth of the matter is that you remember to use it. And secondly, to get optimal results, I prefer to use it first thing in the morning, so it absorbs into the skin, where it can start to work its magic. 

HOWEVER, for those that can use the Vitabrid C12, if you use it once in the morning and once in the evening, that 12-hour effectiveness means you’re covered for the full day. No how awesome is that???

Lastly, I suggest using it with other skincare products containing active ingredients that trigger collagen production.

To Sum It Up
Vitamin C skincare products are the year around skincare must-have for us at Barbie's Beauty Bits. Combine that with the use of Vitabrid Vitamin C12 (the 12-hour Vitamin C ingredient) and you will have radiant, glowing skin in no time.



  1. I need to try this.

  2. 12 hours, OMG. This is just what my skin needs.

  3. The brightening sounds promising. I like the idea you can add to an existing product.

  4. I love me some vitamin C serums. Going to Amazon NOW!!!!

  5. I might have to try this. My skin could use the help!

  6. Vitamin C has some amazing benefits. These are products that I need to try.

  7. I will have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing the great info!

  8. This is such a really informative post! I would really love to try this!

  9. I really need this for my skin! This is so informative I love this!

  10. I cannot stress enough how beneficial VitaminC is to our skincare routine.

  11. You shared a lot of good ideas here. It is very important for us to take the best care of our skin that we can.

  12. My grandmother told me of the benefits of Vitamin C in the 60s. She had beautiful skin.

  13. It's interesting that the active ingredients are just as important to make sure the vitamin is truly doing its job.

  14. All of these products sound really amazing, I would love to give them a try.

  15. It's great to know all the good benefits. It sure is good to take care of your skin. Vitamin C really does have great benefits.

  16. My gram has always had us use vitamins in our skincare routine. She has always been an advocate for natural skincare. This sounds great!

  17. I love Vitamin C for my skin. These look like some wonderful skincare products.

  18. I just bought a beauty product with vitamin C. It's so good for the skin.

  19. I am tempted to try this, really. I know my skin would love this! Thank you for all the information.

  20. Vitamin C serum sounds like it would be really helpful for me.

  21. Such an informative post!! After many years of not knowing the benefits, I've been adding Vitmain C into my skincare routine and it's a complete game changer!


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