Is vitamin C the best skincare ingredient for clear and glowy skin?

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Is vitamin C the best skincare ingredient for clear and glowy skin? 

As age catches up with us, we find ourselves turning to skincare products to lighten dark spots and brighten dull skin. We take a look at the effects of vitamin C and other skincare ingredients that are effective for you to attain radiant, glowing skin.  


This popular vitamin has an excellent track record for enhancing overall health. It is widely used in many skincare products as it can trigger collagen production to prevent anti-ageing. A study published in the Indian Dermatology Online Journal shows that vitamin C can be used to treat hyperpigmentation. It is found in many whitening products that guarantee radiant complexion. 

However, vitamin C may cause skin irritation for those who have sensitve skin. This is because it has the tendency to act as a pro-oxidant that readily reacts with common compounds found in skincare products like phosphates to result in inflammation and breakouts. 

The good news: Korean skincare brand CNP Laboratory has turned to other skincare ingredients to guarantee the gentlest and most effective treatment for your skin. Here are three skincare ingredients to look out for in CNP Laboratory’s latest Vita-B Energy series. 


Want glowy complexion like Korean singer-actress IU? Her secret lies in using the Vita-B Energy Ampule, which contains glutathione as a key ingredient. This active ingredient works wonders to restore the natural radiance of your complexion. It also contains anti-ageing properties to prevent fine lines from forming. 


The beautiful cherry blossom trees remind us of sweet, whimsical spring romance. But did you know that cherry blossoms are also known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties? They are great to repair your skin’s natural barriers for smooth, supple skin. According to a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science, cherry blossom extract comes with soothing properties and has the ability to reduce skin inflammation, so even the most sensitive skin will find comfort in it. While many skincare products use up to 70 per cent purified water to achieve a more liquid-like consistency, the Vita-B Energy series from CNP Laboratory uses cherry blossom water to deliver intense hydration and a pinkish radiance to your skin. 


While many of us are familiar with vitamin C, we are less aware of the benefits we can reap from incorporating vitamin B into our skincare regime. Vitamin B complexes help to improve a dull, lacklustre complexion. For instance, vitamin B3 maintains your skin’s natural moisture barriers for baby soft skin, and is an effective skin-brightening agent. It is even suited for sensitive skin as it soothes irritated skin and prevents acne. 

The Vita-B Energy Ampule contains a patented blend of seven types of vitamin B complexes (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12), all of which work together perfectly for you to attain a smooth, glowy complexion, by promoting blood circulation and skin renewal. For best results, pair it with the super lightweight Vita-B Energy Gel Cream, and you’ll be well on your way to a radiant, healthier complexion. 

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CNP Laboratory Vita-B Energy Ampule ($48.90 for 15ml) and Vita-B Energy Gel Cream ($54.90 for 50ml) are available at selected Guardian stores. Visit 10 per cent of nett proceeds from the Vita-B Energy line will go towards the Breast Cancer Foundation. Join the Pink Ribbon Walk 2018 to show support for women whose lives are affected by breast cancer. Visit