Does vitamin c serum bleach skin

by Barb C.

Hi, I read that vitamin C can help lighten skin and maybe even skin spots. So would a vitamin C serum bleach my skin?

Hey there,

You've asked an important question: "Would vitamin C serum bleach my skin and light skin spots?" It's a common concern when considering skincare products.

According to WebMD, "Skin care products containing Vitamin C have the potential to reduce darker patches on your skin, known as hyperpigmentation. In a study spanning 16 weeks, the application of Vitamin C demonstrated a significant reduction in these spots..."

Here's what you need to know:

Pure, fresh vitamin C serum won't bleach your skin. Unlike chemical bleaching creams or in-office laser treatments, vitamin C serum works differently. It primarily focuses on improving skin health and appearance rather than lightening or whitening the skin drastically.

Vitamin C is renowned for its brightening effects. It helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, sun damage, and uneven skin tone, which can make your skin look brighter and more radiant. So, while it won't bleach your skin, it can contribute to a more even and youthful complexion.

If you're looking for noticeable skin lightening, look for Vitamin C products that also contain Alpha Arbutin, Kojic Acid, and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.

You can read more about that here:

Skin Whitening Tips

This serum is specially formulated to reduce the appearance of post-blemish scars, uneven skin tone from sun damage and aging, or dark patches due to hormonal changes.

These ingredients can be effective in addressing skin discoloration. However, it's important to use them as directed, as excessive or improper use may lead to unwanted side effects.

In your pursuit of lighter, smoother skin, it's crucial to practice sun protection. Even though vitamin C can help reduce the appearance of dark spots, sun damage can reverse these benefits. So, daily sunscreen use is a must.

I would suggest using this product during the fall, winter, and spring and stop during the summer months if you're outside often.

That's what I do, since I Love being outdoors and in my pool.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Mar 07, 2023

by: Linda

Thanks for your comments!

Mar 07, 2023
I love this serum booster for a lighter skin tone.
by: Jen


I use the Dark Spot corrector you mentioned and it does work.

Dark spots have faded and scars are almost gone.

I first tried it back in early January when you were having a sale and I absolutely love it.

It really evened out my hyperpigmentation in a very short time.

But I'm very careful to use an SPF whenever I'm outside now. I never did before, and I live in S.E. Florida.


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