Here is how you can achieve glowing, radiant skin this season
Thanks to its antioxidant properties, adding vitamin C to your skin care routine can give you a number of long-lasting benefits, from brightening the overall appearance of your skin, to reducing inflammation, and protecting against environmental aggressors. Plus, it works to tackle hyperpigmentation, as well as signs of early aging. We’ve gathered some of our favourite serums and moisturizers to help you look full of life.
The products listed are safe for most skin types, but—due to the potency of vitamin C—always consult with a dermatologist before using any new products if you have specific conditions or concerns.
1. Glow Ritual Vitamin C Serum by Antipodes
AntipodesThis little bottle of wonder contains vitamin C-loaded Kakadu plum, as well as bakuchoil, which is a gentle and natural retinol, and plant-based hyaluronic acid. It’s a lightweight, certified vegan serum that addresses pigmentation, protects against anti-aging damage, and leaves the skin with a beautiful golden glow. Use a few drops every morning.
2. 10% Waterless Vitamin C Serum by Farmacy
FarmacyFarmacy’s waterless serum works to brighten and firm the skin’s texture thanks to 10 percent L-ascorbic acid (which is the most potent form of vitamin C), as well as one percent alpha-arbutin, which combats dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It absorbs into the skin easily without it feeling oily or irritated. Plus, ingredients like tangerine peel and sugar beet add extra hydration. Apply to the face both morning and evening before using moisturizer.
3. Vitamin C Antioxidant Brightening Moisturizer by Tula
TulaIf you are looking to improve your skin’s texture and tone then Tula’s lightweight gel-like moisturizer is a winner. Made with vitamin C, a blend of prebiotics and probiotics, as well as Japanese mandarin and hyaluronic acid, it brightens and restores radiance in as little as four weeks. Not to mention, it also protects against UV rays and environmental damage, and is also tried and tested with great results for oily skin.
4. Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil by Biossance
BiossanceThis nourishing facial oil has all the benefits including brightening the skin's overall tone, boosting elasticity, and locking in moisture which is why it’s no surprise that it’s quickly becoming a cult favourite. Squalane leaves the face feeling radiant, and the rose extract has a calming effect which is extra helpful for irritated skin. Gently press a few drops onto the face and neck both morning and night.
5. Barrier Booster Orange Ferment Vitamin C Essence by Ole Henriksen
Ole HenriksenInfused with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, Ole Henriksen’s vitamin C essence improves brightness by 17 percent over time, reduces fine lines, and strengthens your moisture barrier. Extremely popular in the Korean beauty scene, essences are best described as watery toners combined with hydrating, antioxidant packed serums, and they provide an incredible base before applying any other products or makeup.
6. Guava Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum by Glow Recipe
Glow RecipeWhen it comes to delivering results, Glow Recipe does not disappoint. This serum contains five forms of vitamin C, along with guava extract that protects against damage, and tranexaminc acid, which visibly brightens the skin, and reduces the appearance of dark spots and redness. Apply up to two pumps to clean skin day and night followed by moisturizer. For sensitive skin, use between three to four times a week and increase usage gradually due to potency.
7. CEO Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Gel Cream by Sunday Riley
Sunday RileySunday Riley has become another favourite when it comes to achieving a natural, healthy glow. The brand’s latest product is a non-greasy, luminous moisturizer that reduces signs of anti-aging, plumps the skin, evens out tone, and increases hydration. Use both morning and evening on clean skin for best results.
8. Glow Maker by Maelove
MaeloveWe can guarantee that Maelove’s Glow Maker lives up to its name. This top-rated serum has a number of anti-aging benefits, reduces redness and dark spots, and leaves the skin both looking and feeling nourished thanks to key ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, ferulic acid, hyaluronic acid, aloe and magnolia. Not to mention, it’s super lightweight and wears perfectly under makeup and other products. If you’ve been suffering from dry, dull skin then trust the process with this bottle and let it work its magic.
9. Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate by Kiehls
KiehlsMade for all skin types, this waterless vitamin C Serum by Kiehls has been formulated to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while boosting elasticity overtime to help with the skin’s overall appearance. Start by using it once a day, and gradually increase to twice a day after cleansing and toning your face. Avoid the eye area.
10. Nova 15% Vitamin C and Turmeric Brightening Serum by Herbivore
HerbivoreThis powerful cruelty-free serum delivers fast results, and brightens the skin in up to seven days thanks to 15 percent THD vitamin C. Other key ingredients include turmeric, which reduces blemishes and redness; Kakadu plum, that leaves the skin feeling supple, and bearberry arbutin which works to improve overall tone and texture. Apply one to two pumps after cleansing, followed by your daily moisturizer.