Ingredient Spotlight: Vitamin C

Mar 31, 2022 | Products

From Aloe Vera to Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid, there are many skincare ingredients that can improve the look and feel of your skin for a more radiant-looking tan. One of our favorites? Vitamin C! Rich in antioxidants and skin-brightening properties, it can do wonders for your skin and bronzed glow. Read on to discover the skin benefits of Vitamin C and find the best tanning Vitamin C skincare for you.


What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that has powerful antioxidant properties. Known as an essential vitamin, it isn’t naturally produced or stored in the body. Instead, it has to be ingested or applied topically as skincare.


What are the skin benefits of Vitamin C?

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Wondering why Vitamin C is good for skin? This powerful ingredient has 4 key benefits: 

  1. It can even out skin tone: Vitamin C helps to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, dark spots and sun spots, lending skin a more even-looking tone (and your tan a flawless finish!).
  2. It can have a brightening effect: Best known for its brightening properties, Vitamin C helps to boost skin’s radiance, creating a natural-looking, healthy glow. 
  3. It’s rich in antioxidants: Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants that help to protect the skin from free radical damage, keeping skin healthy.
  4. It can smooth the skin: By stimulating the production of collagen (the protein responsible for skin’s elasticity and plumpness), Vitamin C lends skin a smoother appearance – and as you no doubt know, the smoother the skin, the better the tan!


Why should I use Vitamin C skincare and self tanners?

Think of tanning as part of your skincare routine: to maintain healthy skin, your fake tan should be deeply hydrating and reviving. That’s why Vitamin C self tanners can make all the difference! They not only create a beautiful bronze, but they keep skin looking healthy and radiant – and, by extension, your tan looking even and flawless too. 

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What are the best Vitamin C self tanners?

Our Purity and Purity Vitamins ranges are formulated with Green Mandarin to infuse the skin with refreshing and reviving Vitamin C. To enjoy the skin benefits of Vitamin C, simply add one of these hydrating self tanners into your tanning routine.  


St.Tropez Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist

Infused with refreshing Green Mandarin, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin C and D boosters, this St.Tropez bronzing mist creates a gorgeous sunkissed glow, while caring for the skin.  

Spritz onto a clean, dry body, then use a Tanning Mitt to carefully blend for an even-looking finish. Your radiant bronze will develop over the next 4 to 8 hours, creating a week-long golden glow. 


St.Tropez Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Face Serum

Packed with Green Mandarin Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Peach Flower Extract and Vitamin C and D boosters, this St.Tropez face serum helps to brighten the skin and protect from external aggressors, while providing up to 72 hours of hydration.  

Simply glide the lightweight formula onto your face and neck for an instant radiance boost and powder-soft finish. Your supercharged golden glow will develop over the next 4 to 6 hours, with no need to rinse 

Top Tip: This St.Tropez face serum can also be mixed into your moisturizer or foundation.  


St.Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse

Blending Vitamin C-rich Green Mandarin Water with 100% natural and vegan-friendly tanning actives, this St.Tropez Self Tan Purity Mousse creates a natural-looking medium tan, while refreshing and reviving the skin

Pump the self tanner onto a tanning mitt, then glide over the skin to ensure an even coverage. Your golden glow will develop over the next 4 to 8 hours with no need to rinse.


St.Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel

Providing up to 72 hours of hydration and a boost of Green Mandarin Water and Vitamin C, this St.Tropez bronzing water gel develops into a natural medium tan in just 3 hours. Its clear, lightweight and refreshing formula can be applied with a tanning mitt for a long-lasting, streak-free finish. There’s no need to rinse!  


St.Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist

This St.Tropez face mist blends Green Mandarin Water with Hyaluronic Acid and Hibiscus Extract to instantly hydrate, refresh and revive the skin, while creating a natural sunkissed glow.  

Spritz onto the face 3-5 times, then watch your bronzed glow develop over the next 4 to 8 hours.  

And that’s everything you need to know about the skin benefits of Vitamin C. It’s the ultimate way to keep your skin hydrated and radiant all year long. Discover all of our St. Tropez Vitamin C self tanners on our website. 


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