Vitamin C For Sensitive Skin

Get Glowing Without The Burn!

Citrusy Vitamin C serums can be too harsh for sensitive skin, so maybe you’ve given up on this nutrient all together? If you were to ask an Ayurvedic savant and a dermatologist about the best superfood your skin and hair can have, both would have the same answer: Vitamin C! But if you have sensitive skin, Vitamin C can leave you irritated… until now!

Why is it so popular? Here are some of the amazing benefits of Vitamin C:

  • Brightens the look of skin
  • Acts as a guardian against aggressors lurking in the environment
  • Addresses the look of fines lines and signs of aging skin and hair
  • Promotes a protein called Collagen that promotes hair growth

If you have sensitive skin, like me, the citrusy vitamin c serums on the market can irritate and burn skin! Which is why I turn to a more natural form, through Ayurvedic skin care.

Here’s what Ayurveda has to say about Vitamin C:  While modern skincare specialists only discovered its relevance in recent times, Ayurveda unearthed the benefits of Vitamin C in skin and hair care a long, long time ago.

The balance of our natural composition or ‘Prakriti’, which is made of 3 vital Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha – is of much importance to Ayurveda. And these Prakriti-based skin and hair care, inherently found in Ayurvedic texts from 5,000 years ago, have shown their richness in Vitamin C! While citrus-based serums are all the hype right now, Ayurveda has always had the ‘Mother herb’ on its side – which is known to contain 20 times more Vitamin C than oranges! Yet this Vitamin C is gentle enough for sensitive skin!

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Pro Tip: Never combine vitamin C products with benzoyl peroxide, since it’ll oxidize the vitamin C and make it less potent.  We recommend never using such a strong chemical on your skin anyway, since it’ll do your skin more harm than good! If you’re looking for a natural and safe moisturizer specifically for acne-prone skin, check out iYURA’s Paraania Face Oil.

Sensitive Skin Vitamin C

Presenting: Ayurveda’s Alternative Ingredient For Citrus-based Serums

AMLA or Indian Gooseberry Found In These:

Ayurveda discovered not just AMLA, but other ingredients that are rich in Vitamin C levels:


Ayurvedic Fruits

Who Loves Vitamin C?

If you have sensitive skin and can’t tolerate the sting of citrusy skin care, Vitamin C & E is the couple you should always go to! These can be found in a gentler form using Ayurvedic Fruits!

Another powerful skincare ingredient that works well with Vitamin C is Vitamin E!

If you have sensitive skin and have been burned by Vitamin C serums before, give Ayurveda a try! Many of their oils contain Vitamin C and are gentle enough for even my very sensitive skin!

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Steph is a spiritual writer from Canada. She is a former journalist and magazine writer, who later went on to study the spiritual side of life. She shares her knowledge of manifesting and the law of attraction to help others change their lives through affirmations, self care, journaling, meditation and intentional living! Also- an INFJ, Reflector and empath so you'll find a lot of personality type stuff here too:)


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