Here’s all you need to know about using two of the most loved ingredients of the skincare world- Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid. 

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid or Hyaluronan, is a chemical that naturally occurs in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant which can hold 1000 times its own weight in water. Its purpose is to retain moisture and lubricate the areas where it is found. 

Benefits of using Hyaluronic Acid serum for face

  • It is a potent humectant and a hydrating face serum.
  • It have anti-aging benefits.
  • It can soothe the skin.
  • It may aid in the healing of wounds.
  • It may help with redness and irritation.
  • It can aid in the relief of inflamed skin.

What is Vitamin C? 

Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that may be found in a variety of foods such as citrus fruits, green vegetables, and potatoes. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient as it is not synthesized by the human body, and is required for healthy functioning. 

Benefits of using Vitamin C serum for face

  • It can provide protection against sun damage.
  • It’s a strong antioxidant.
  • It may provide relief to a sunburn.
  • It is one of the best face serum for dark spots
  • It works well in the treatment of hyperpigmentation.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It promotes collagen synthesis.
  • It can improve uneven skin tone and texture.

Composition of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C 

Both Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C are compounds which are essential for the healthy functioning of the body. Hyaluronic Acid is a carbohydrate polymer that’s naturally found in various parts of the human body like eyes, skin, joints and other epithelial and connective tissues. It has different functions in each part of the body it’s present in. It is present in larger amounts in the basal epidermal layer. Vitamin C on the other hand is a water soluble vitamin that’s not naturally found in the human body. Unlike Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C is highly concentrated in both the epidermal and the dermal layers. It facilitates wound healing and the synthesis of collagen. It also acts as an important antioxidant to carry out many enzymatic and non-enzymatic reactions. 

Benefits of using Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C together 

Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are a match made in heaven. When paired together, not only do they boost each other’s actions, Hyaluronic Acid also cancels out any potential irritation that may be caused by Vitamin C. Vitamin C may cause redness, irritation and dryness, Hyaluronic Acid being a humectant with soothing properties can help prevent these side effects. Vitamin C evens the skin tone and provides photo protection while Hyaluronic Acid hydrates the skin, repairs the epidermal barrier and improves skin’s elasticity. 

How to use Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C together? 

While doing your skincare routine, the products that are acidic (have a low pH) should be applied first, and in terms of consistency, it’s best to begin with the products with the thinnest consistency. Coming to Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C is acidic in nature so it should be applied before Hyaluronic Acid. If you choose to use two serums, apply Vitamin C first, followed by Hyaluronic Acid. In case of a Hyaluronic Acid serum and a Vitamin C-infused moisturiser, apply the serum first and seal it off with the moisturiser. Vitamin C serum or Hyaluronic Acid serum can be used twice a day, both in your A.M. and P.M. routine. 

Things to keep in mind while using Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C together

  • Although this combination can be used at night, remember to use it in the day time to utilize the benefits of Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid to the fullest.
  • Make sure that any formulation consisting of Vitamin C is stored in a dark packaging, away from heat and sunlight. Direct sunlight or heat can degrade Vitamin C and decrease its efficacy.
  • Make sure to use sunscreen to avoid contradicting the benefits of using this combination and prevent sun damage.
  • Ensure that you do the patch test before using Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid in your routine. Even though these ingredients are fairly well tolerated by most skin types, it’s


Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C are two powerhouse ingredients with a long list of benefits of their own. Combining these two ingredients boosts their efficacy and helps you get rid of an array of skin woes. Get the best of both worlds by adding both, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C into your routine. 


1.Can Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid be used together?

Yes, absolutely! Not only can you use Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid together, using this combination can actually provide better results.

2.What goes first, Hyaluronic Acid or Vitamin C?

While doing your skincare routine, the products with the least thickness go first and in terms of pH, acidic products should be applied first. Since Vitamin C is more acidic, it should be applied before Hyaluronic Acid and followed by a moisturiser to seal it all in.

3.Can Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid be used in the morning?

Yes, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid can be used in the morning. Vitamin C has photo protection properties which can help protect the skin against sun damage while Hyaluronic Acid keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day.