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Vitamin C has powerful potency. It stimulates collagen production, evens pigmentation and acts as an antioxidant to neutralize damaging unstable molecules. TOPICAL-C uses powdered l-ascorbic acid (the purest form of vitamin C) and doesn’t activate until you mix it with moisturizer, keeping its potency. Boosted by ferulic Acid (a restorative antioxidant found in the cell walls of plants) and a calming trio of tapioca Starch, oatmeal, and aloe Vera.

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TOPICAL-C single The Nue Co. 15g
TOPICAL-C single The Nue Co.

A brightening topical vitamin C supplement for skin that glows with health.

  • All skin types: from sensitive to breakout-prone, oily to dry
  • All age groups
  • All genders

Mix with moisturizer or water and apply to your face and neck in the AM.

  • L-Ascorbic Acid: The most pure and potent form of vitamin C for maximum efficacy
  • Ferulic Acid: Antioxidant-rich, repairs and protects damaged skin cells
  • Tapioca Starch: Gently exfoliates for smoother, brighter skin
  • Colloidal Oatmeal: Reduces redness to calm the complexion
  • Aloe Vera: A soothing extract that promotes healing and reduces irritation
Full ingredients list: L-Ascorbic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Tapioca Starch (derived from Cassava Root), Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Powder)

Our products are meant to be taken long-term in order to get the full benefits. Which is why we offer subscriptions at up to 25% off. Choose a Monthly Rolling Subscription to receive a 30 day supply every month at 10% off, or a Monthly Plan Subscription to receive 3-6 months’ supply in 1 bulk order, at 20% off for 3 months and 25% off for 6 months. Head to the Subscriptions page for more information.

Evens Skin Tone

Evens Skin Tone

Brightens Skin

Brightens Skin

Supports Skin Barrier

Supports Skin Barrier

Vitamin C has powerful potency. It stimulates collagen production, evens pigmentation and acts as an antioxidant to neutralize damaging unstable molecules. TOPICAL-C uses powdered l-ascorbic acid (the purest form of vitamin C) and doesn’t activate until you mix it with moisturizer, keeping its potency. Boosted by ferulic Acid (a restorative antioxidant found in the cell walls of plants) and a calming trio of tapioca Starch, oatmeal, and aloe Vera.

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Paraben-Free

Fragrance-Free

Non-Toxic

How it works

Experts agree that vitamin C is one of the best ingredients to use in your skincare routine. But it’s also very volatile (unstable when exposed to air or water), which means it can lose its skin-improving benefits before it’s even made it to your face. Unlike traditional vitamin C serums, creams, and oils (which can degrade quickly), our powdered TOPICAL-C doesn’t activate until you mix it with your chosen cream or serum. Keeping its powerful potency.

Our skin is exposed to daily aggressors that accelerate the aging process, with 80% of visible aging caused by UV rays alone (which is why wearing an SPF is so important). The sun’s ultraviolet rays trigger the release of cell-DNA-damaging free radicals, which rapidly degrade the collagen and elastin fibers that act as scaffolding for firm skin. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it neutralizes these unstable molecules.

Fine lines and wrinkles occur when the skin’s connective tissue (collagen and elastin fibers) are broken down, and the subsequent loss of volume causes the skin to contract and wrinkle. The hero ingredient in TOPICAL-C is boosted by a second antioxidant: ferulic acid, which increases its stability and doubles the natural photoprotection of the skin. Protecting your collagen reserves and boosting new collagen production is an essential step in your skincare routine to achieve plump, youthful-looking skin.

Ingredients

All of our ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced, ensuring that each ingredient is clean, potent and proven.

L-Ascorbic Acid

Pure vitamin C

Ferulic Acid

A potent antioxidant

Colloidal Oatmeal

Soothes skin and reduces redness

Aloe Vera

Reduces irritation

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Vitamin C occurs in both the skin’s epidermis and dermis, and is essential for the production of collagen - a structural protein that declines as we age.

Topical application of vitamin C over 12 weeks has been proven to smooth fine lines and skin texture, reduce protein fiber damage and increase collagen synthesis.

THE RADIANT SKIN ROUTINE

Our formulas are engineered to work together for long-term skin health.

TOPICAL-C single The Nue Co. 15g

TOPICAL-C

A brightening topical vitamin C supplement for skin that glows with health.

Size

THE PILL single The Nue Co. 30ml
Award winning

THE PILL

Skincare layering, bottled: a topical supplement with AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

Size

BODY

Your skin is the body’s largest organ, a signaller for changes inside and outside of the body. Known as ‘the mirror to the gut’, it’s also a reflection of your internal health, and of the trillions of bacteria that make up your body’s microbiome, 26% live in the gut, while 21% live on your skin. It’s a known fact that increased stress can cause a decline in skin health, just as problematic skin can have a psychological impact. By taking a 360° approach to self-care (addressing stress levels, vitamin intake, and topical solutions), the health of our minds and bodies (including the skin) will be improved.

PEOPLE

Every ingredient in TOPICAL-C has been sourced ethically and sustainably, and is produced by GMP certified manufacturers. Wherever possible we use organic ingredients, not only because organic foods are proven to be more nutrient-rich, but also because we want to support sustainable farming and clean soil worldwide. 1% of each sale is donated to charity: water, providing safe drinking water to communities around the world through 1% for the Planet.

PLANET

TOPICAL-C is housed in an infinitely recyclable glass bottle. Printed with non-toxic, organic ceramic ink so as not to impact the recyclability of the material or expose the workers on the production line to potentially harmful chemicals. It comes in a paper box, made using 30% post-consumer recycled paper, which is Green Seal Certified, FSC Certified, and manufactured with 100% renewable energy.

Customer Reviews

FAQs

Unlike most ingredients, research has shown that as little as 0.6% of vitamin C can help protect your skin from free radicals and early signs of aging. However, the optimum amount of vitamin c for synthesis and absorption falls at around 10%. Our formula also includes ferulic acid which works alongside vitamin C for better results.

Some people see brighter and smoother skin within days of using TOPICAL-C. However, we recommend using it for at least 3 months before assessing results. In clinical trials, a vitamin C at 10% (the same as TOPICAL-C) was found to increase collagen production, decrease fine lines and reduce pigmentation. So, stick with it - the results are worth it.

Since this is a dry formula, the vitamin C doesn’t activate until it’s mixed with your serum, moisturizer, or water in the palm of your hand. As an added layer of protection, the blend is housed in our signature amber glass which helps to protect the ingredients from light and heat.

The opposite, vitamin C has been proven to protect the skin from UV rays and its photo-protection properties actually double when used alongside ferulic acid. However, we would not recommend using this product in place of an SPF – think of it as an SPF booster.

Our formula is water-soluble, so it can be mixed with any formula that contains water or “aqua” as a primary ingredient which is the vast majority of serums and moisturizers. It can also be mixed with a small amount of plain water for ease.

If you're using glycolic or salicylic acid and retinol, you will need to leave some time in between before applying your vitamin C product to avoid any stinging or redness. Otherwise, you’re good to go.