Pointers With Portela: Why Does Vitamin C Serum Smell?

In this week’s Pointers with Portela, the 208SkinDoc explains why vitamin C serums can occasionally have an unpleasant smell.

Dustin Portela, DO, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Treasure Valley Dermatology in Boise, Idaho, explains why certain vitamin C serums "smell" or have a slightly unpleasant odor. Portela mentions that the smell of vitamin C is dependent on how it's formulated and what additional fragrance is added to "mask" the natural smell.

Opinions expressed are that of Portela and do not express the views or opinions of Dermatology Times®.

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