Vitamin C

Vitamin C

We all know that vitamins are important to include as part of our diet, but what does Vitamin C do when used as a facial treatment and applied to your skin?


A highly effective antioxidant, pure Vitamin C is a pick-me-up for the skin and a strong ally against free radicals. Free radicals are generated through UV radiation and environmental pollutants, and are one of the main causes of skin aging. So what are the benefits of using vitamin C for skin in your skin care products?
Vitamin C
Vitamin C Cream


What does Vitamin C do for your skin?

  • Strengthens skin barrier

Having a strong skin barrier allows your skin to retain water and stay hydrated more easily, and you'll be able to prevent having dry and dull skin more easily, as well as helping to minimise skin sensitivity. Pure Vitamin C improves skin structure by strengthening the papilla density of the skin, giving you a firmer, more plump appearance. This enables the skin to transport more nutrients and oxygen to the dermis which also helps prevent the formation of wrinkles.

  • Powerful antioxidant

Having Vitamin C face cream or other products that contain anti oxidants help to prevent damage caused by free radicals - these are things such as pollution, and chemicals that attach themselves to your face and weaken your skin elasticity causing skin damage. Not only this but antioxidants also help to give you glowing skin as antioxidant refers to discouraging the oxidisation of things like oil produced on the skin that turn into blackheads. They also calm irritation and help to smooth fine lines that appear on your skin because of these free radicals.

  • Hyper-pigmentation treatment

This means that Vitamin C cream and face care products with these properties help to lighten dark spots on your face caused by sun damage as the skin repair qualities target these areas on the surface of your skin.

  • Acne scarring

In the same way that Vitamin C helps to lighten dark spots, it also helps with acne scarring with the skin repair qualities it contains, combined with a strengthened skin barrier it helps to prevent further acne scarring on the skin.

What does Vitamin C do as part of your diet?

Using Vitamin C in skin care products has its benefits, but it's important that you're including it in your diet as well. It’s well-known for fighting the common cold, but Vitamin C can do a whole lot more. It fights signs of ageing by helping your body build collagen, a protein which gives your skin its elasticity and prevents it from sagging.

Foods that are high in Vitamin C include:

  • Citrus fruits such as oranges, kiwi, lemon and grapefruit
  • Strawberries, yellow capsicum and tomato
  • Broccoli, cabbage, and other green vegetables

NIVEA & Vitamin C

Check out the NIVEA products containing Vitamin C! Our Q10 Plus range combines the best parts of Vitamin C and skin identical Q10 so you can have quality care for your skin.
NIVEA Q10 Plus Energy Day Cream
The NIVEA Q10 Energy Day Cream SPF 15 combines anti-oxidant ingredients so your skin can be at its best. The lightweight and intensely moisturising formula combines the power of Q10 and highly effective pure vitamin C, which is completely absorbed into your skin to fight fine lines.
The NIVEA Q10 Plus Rich Firming Body Lotion noticeably firms the skin and improves elasticity in 10 days. This fantastic formula, containing skin's own coenzyme Q10, Creatine, L-Carnitine and Vitamin C, moisturises skin for 48 hours. This provides you with a long-lasting soft touch and leaves your skin feeling more energised.