By Sara M, Founder

How Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Work Hand-in-Hand: Skin Care Guide

Glowing, plump skin is a very coveted beauty goal for many. 

As we age, the skin loses its natural hydration and also the ability to regenerate healthy new cells. This shows signs of aging skin, like fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness.

Fortunately, there are targeted ingredients proven to counteract the effects. Two powerhouse ingredients—vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, work hand-in-hand to rejuvenate the skin.

Research shows topical vitamin C shields the skin from the free radical damage that causes accelerated aging. Similarly, Hyaluronic acid is very famous for its superior moisture-binding capabilities

One gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 6 liters of water! Multiple clinical trials confirm that hyaluronic acid significantly boosts hydration and smoothness when applied topically.

Together, these two ingredients pack a very powerful one-two punch. Vitamin C provides antioxidant protection while encouraging collagen regeneration. Hyaluronic acid binds the water to plump the skin, easing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In this blog, we’ll explore exactly how you can use vitamin C and hyaluronic acid together for the magnified, synergistic effects and visible skin rejuvenation.

Can you use Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Together? 

Still, many wonder if hyaluronic acid and vitamin C can be used together in their skincare routines. As we already mentioned, yes, you can! 

Not only can these two powerhouse ingredients be combined, but they actually work very synergistically to maximize hydration and also brightness.

Hyaluronic acid is a superior humectant, meaning it draws and binds moisture to the skin. However, hyaluronic acid needs water present to retain its moisture-binding abilities. 

This is where vitamin C comes in. It supports the skin barrier function, allowing the hyaluronic acid underneath to pull in the moisture from the dermis and the environment and hold onto it longer. Using both helps the skin stay optimally hydrated and also plump.

Almost all dermatologists (even Beyonce’s) recommend layering these two ingredients for maximum skin repairing benefits while causing minimal irritation. So feel confident using hyaluronic acid and vitamin C together, your skin’s glow will thank you!

How to layer Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Together?

Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid together provide tremendous benefits for the skin. While both can provide antioxidant protection, boost collagen production, and hydrate the skin, using them together maximizes their effects and takes your skincare game to the next level.

The best part is Our unique vitamin C + hyaluronic acid serum is already perfectly blended together so there is no need to layer separate products. This all-in-one serum combines the brightening and also collagen-boosting power of vitamin C, the deep hydration of hyaluronic acid, and the antioxidant protection of vitamin E.

With just a few drops of our serum each morning and evening, you get the complete package - much brighter, smoother, deeply hydrated skin with a more even tone and texture. The vitamins C and E work synergistically to enhance the radiance and also minimize the signs of aging. Meanwhile, the hyaluronic acid draws moisture into the skin for a very plumping effect.

Unlike layering multiple serums, our premix serum saves you so much time while ensuring the ingredients are stabilized and able to penetrate optimally. 

Simply apply after the cleansing and let it fully absorb before following with your moisturizer. That's all there is to it with this easy yet very hardworking serum!

When To use Vitamin C serum and Hyaluronic Acid?

Still, with so much conflicting information out there, when should you be applying each one for maximum results? Let's break it down.

The day is the right time to apply your vitamin C serum. Vitamin C works best when applied in the morning, as it offers many key environmental defenses against the day's pollution, UV exposure, and also free radicals. 

Vitamin C serums have been widely recognized to enhance skin tone, strengthen collagen synthesis, and increase collagen production. Take vitamin C every morning for a good defense against external damage. It is easily absorbable and works with hydrating lotion and SPF. Vitamin C's pure and most potent forms occur in L-ascorbic acid, such as 20% Vitamin C + E fertilizic acid serum. For skin that is more sensitive, we recommend our Hyaluronic Vitamin C Serum. Apply it after cleansing but before the heavier creams. Let it absorb fully before applying the makeup (if you need to).

Nighttime is the hyaluronic acid's time to shine. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that attracts and seals moisture into the skin. Apply a hyaluronic serum or a moisturizer in the evening so it can hydrate and replenish while you sleep—the hydrating effects also nicely prep and plump the skin to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.


What are the Benefits of Layering Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid?

Boosts Collagen Production up to 4 Times More

Studies have shown that combining hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C serum increases collagen production. The vitamin C signals the skin to produce more collagen, while hyaluronic acid provides the building blocks to generate new collagen.

Hydration Booster

Hyaluronic acid is an excellent hydrator. It can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. Applying the hyaluronic acid topically helps the skin retain moisture for more extended periods.

When layered with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid helps the nutrient to penetrate deeper into the skin. Combining the two leads to an increase in vitamin C absorption compared to using it alone. Both support skin hydration for dry skin and also brightening abilities.

Anti-aging Superstars

Both vitamin C and also hyaluronic acid are very potent antioxidants. Vitamin C neutralizes so many skin-damaging free radicals and increases collagen production. Hyaluronic acid's hydrating properties keep the skin firm and also supple.

Reduces Inflammation

Hyaluronic acid has been shown to reduce UV-induced immune suppression, meaning it helps skin maintain its normal inflammatory response. 

Vitamin C is also very excellent for calming inflammation. Using both can really help the reactive, sensitive skin types while providing anti-aging benefits.

Why use Retinol, Hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C together in your skincare routine

Apart from this perfect duo combination, you can also add another powerful ingredient, "Retinol," to your skin care routine. Individually, each of these skincare superstars packs some serious benefits. But when used together, they join forces to fight the most common skin concerns like wrinkles, dullness, and dehydration.

Retinol is the gold-standard anti-aging ingredient. This vitamin A derivative stimulates collagen production and cell turnover to reduce the appearance of fine lines and also smooth skin texture. The only catch? Retinol can be very drying and also irritating, especially when you first start using it.

That's where hyaluronic acid comes in a lot. Think of it as a tall glass of water for your thirsty skin. By drawing moisture to the skin, hyaluronic acid creates a plumped, supple surface and also helps offset retinol's drying effects. Finally, Vitamin C gives that radiant glow back to our skin. Because it has antioxidant properties, it also boosts the effectiveness of retinol when used together.

(Other Tips) What about supplements?

When it comes to supplements, the name of the game is the synergy. Like a dream team of skin supporters, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C join forces to tackle skin aging from the inside out.

These all-star ingredients each have unique superpowers that, when combined, help to rehydrate lackluster skin and maintain a healthy skin firmness with vibrant complexion.

Hyaluronic acid is the ultimate hydrator, revitalizing the thirsty skin cells like a tall drink of water on a hot summer day. Meanwhile, vitamin C acts as a collagen cheerleader, rallying the body to produce this very structural protein that keeps skin plump and firm.

Together, it’s a mighty one-two punch against the signs of aging.

The best part?

You don’t have to take two separate supplements to reap the skin-transforming benefits of this dynamic duo. Many cutting-edge collagen supplements now contain both hyaluronic acid and vitamin C in one convenient formula, along with collagen itself, of course.

It’s your skin’s dream team in just one pill or powder. So, skip trying to coordinate multiple supplements and go for one of these all-in-one blends. Consistent use will give your skin the ultimate beauty boost from deep within!

Final Key takeaways

  1. Vitamin C is essential for skin defense against external damage.
  2. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that attracts and seals moisture into the skin.
  3. Layering vitamin C and hyaluronic acid boosts collagen production, hydration, and anti-aging properties and reduces inflammation in the skin.
  4. Adding retinol to your skincare routine can enhance vitamin C and hyaluronic acid benefits.
  5. Supplements combined with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C can provide skin-transforming benefits from the inside out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use vitamin C and hyaluronic acid together?

Taking vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid in a single application is possible as part of a healthy skincare routine and promoting healthy skin.

What comes first, Hyaluronic acid or Vitamin C?

To layer Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid serums, always apply Vitamin C first to clean, dry skin. Leave time for the Vitamin C serum to absorb, then follow up with your Hyaluronic acid serum. 

Which is better Vitamin C serum or Hyaluronic acid serum?

Vitamin C serum addresses various issues such as skin brightening, anti aging and it also protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays by forming a shield on the skin. At the same time, Hyaluronic acid focuses on water retention and skin moisturization. Both Vitamin C serum and Hyaluronic acid serum have individual benefits.

Is it better to use vitamin C serum in the morning or at night?

The most appropriate time for applying Vitamin C serum is in the morning. Apply your Vitamin C serum after cleansing your face. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer. 


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