Bluemercury's Marla Beck on the Power of Vitamin C

by Christina Najjar | March 12, 2019 | Style & Beauty

Vitamin C is certainly having it’s moment in the spotlight right now, but Marla Beck co-founder of beauty giant and industry pioneer, Bluemercury, has been singing the miracle ingredient’s praises for years. The brainiac skincare queen recently expanded her best selling skincare range, M-61 to include an incredible new M-61 Vitablast C Face Oil that is already getting rave reviews for skin care mavens everywhere. We chatted to the beauty boss about all things Vitamin C.

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Congratulations on the new product! What sparked inspiration!?
MB: I always say if I could give everyone one anti-aging beauty tip, it would be to incorporate vitamin C into their skincare routines. The Vitablast C range has really become one of our best-selling collections within the M-61 Powerful Skincare range for the ingredients amazing, multi-purpose benefits. I want to give women as many ways as possible to incorporate this ingredient into their routine.

Also, I am always up for a challenge and this is the first-to-market face oil with a stabilized percentage of vitamin C, 10%, which is something we are very proud of.

You always discuss the benefits of Vitamin C, tell us some!
MB: Vitamin C has so many wonderful benefits that women of all ages are looking for, like brightening, evening the skin tone, collagen-building and protecting against environmental aggressors. We all want to do away with dull skin, especially as we head into spring and summer.

Why do you think there's such a big Vitamin C trend right now?
MB: I think many people are just now realizing what a powerful ingredient vitamin C can be. When we launched M-61 Powerful Skincare in 2012, our original lineup included the now best-selling Vitablast C Serum – we’ve always believed in the power of vitamin C. Since then we’ve evolved and expanded the Vitablast C range to include a moisturizer and more importantly, the first ever Vitamin C Serum Pad. It took me years to create this product. I wanted a pure, potent vitamin c serum in a pad to preserve the potency of vitamin c and make it easy for our busy customers to travel with them and throw them into their gym bag.

What order should people apply their Vitamin C products in?
MB: After cleansing, I would use the serum or serum pad and then either the Vitablast C oil or the Vitablast C moisturizer, depending on your texture preference.

What other beauty trends are exciting you right now?
MB: As customers are becoming savvier about their skincare and the many environmental stressors we face daily like UVA / UVB rays, air pollution, and blue light, we’re seeing a lot of new launches dedicated to fighting these elements, as they’re something we face year-round from snow to sunshine. M-61 Vitablast C Face Oil helps fight these stressors, while also helping to repair existing damage like dark spots, so we are excited that it fits seamlessly into this upcoming trend.



Photography by: Photography Courtesy of Bluemercury