If you’re yet to discover the benefits of a skincare regime infused with vitamin C, we’re here to help. Not just the stuff you knock back in fizzy tablet form when you feel a cold coming on, vitamin C applied topically in serums, moisturisers and beyond can be equally beneficial.
Commonly found in the form of L-ascorbic acid, it can help to protect your skin against the free radical damage and environmental aggressors that can reduce your collagen supplies, making it a sought-after skincare ingredient. In short, if you’ve noticed your skin looking dull and lacking in vibrancy, vitamin C could be for you to help get that bounce back.
Not sure where to begin? We’ve rounded up our four favourite serums (and we’ve thrown in a moisturiser for good measure) that harness the power of vitamin C to deliver a little more pep to your current beauty routine.
If you've fallen foul to a breakout or your skin tone is looking uneven, this brightening serum helps to reduce inflammation and give a dewy, plump look. It's also formulated with a cocktail of other active ingredients including zinc oxide and salicylic acid for the ultimate beauty boost.
With a dual tightening and brightening effect, this powerful serum boasts a 30% ethylated l-ascorbic acid content and is ideal for improving the feel of suppleness in tired, washed-out complexions. Massage into your face, neck and upper chest the morning after a big night out for a real pick-me-up.
Perfect for mixing with your favourite serum or moisturiser, these golden capsules are vegan-friendly and contain a potent vitamin C and E blend that works on plumping up the appearance of your complexion. They're also paraben- and fragrance-free; a great choice for sensitive skin types.
If you want real results, you go to Dr Perricone. This ultra-fine vitamin C ester formula features squalene and rosemary left extract, boosting radiance and smoothing the feel of rough, tired skin. The light and refreshing herbal-citrus scent makes your morning routine feel like a real treat, too.
Super dry complexions will love the rush of hydration this ultra-lightweight moisturiser brings. Offering SPF 30 protection, the vitamin C and alpha lipoic acid-infused cream works to protect your skin from environmental aggressors as well as keeping your complexion touchably soft and supple.