Vitamin C or Retinol- Which Is Right For You?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 9/16/2017 to Lifestyle

In the world of high caliber private label skincare, there are two skincare ingredients that stand at the top of the anti aging pyramid, and we love them both. Vitamin C and retinol, two anti aging skincare powerhouses that deliver powerful skin healing and real results in real time. What’s interesting is that it’s not often you see a private label skincare product that features both at the same time. But why? Must there be Camp Vitamin C and Camp Retinol, or can the two ingredients reign side by side, all the while smoothing out our fine lines and wrinkles with effortless, perfect grace?


The answer is that yes, they can reign the world of skincare excellence together, as long as they are in the right form. This is especially important when it comes to retinol, or vitamin A. For many people, though they love using retinol, their experience is tainted by the irritation that their skin inevitably experiences upon regular use. Though the retinol is great for fine lines, skin sagging and darkly colored hyperpigmentation, it can also be really drying and irritating to the skin. This makes it a difficult private label skincare ingredient to fully get behind because, for some, the cons outweigh the pros.


Thankfully, there is a solution! A wonderful, effective, gentle botanical solution to the retinol dilemma: crithmum maritum extract. This tenacious little plant grows by the sea and is rich in botanical vitamin A, which offers all the same benefits of regular vitamin A without the irritation and dryness. It’s the perfect private label skincare answer to an industry wide problem, and it makes the retinol vs vitamin C debate useless. Now there’s no reason to hate on vitamin A, because when it’s botanically derived from crithmum maritum, it does everything right.


The same goes for vitamin C- when it is in the right form, it becomes an easily absorbed, highly effective anti aging ingredient that heals and protects from all things related to premature aging and elemental-induced (read: sunlight) damage. While many private label skincare manufacturers use a cheaper form of vitamin C that is initially more stable, the downside is that it is not as effective and easily absorbed into the skin, as well as being irritating for some users. But with the right kind of vitamin C, specifically Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, this is no longer a problem and the bounty of benefits from vitamin C are fully available for your skin to utilize.


So, which will it be? Vitamin C, or Vitamin A? If it’s up to us, the answer is: BOTH!