We all know the benefits of Vitamin C. It is a powerful antioxidant and helps the body build and form bones and connective tissue. But how does it benefit our skin?
Not many people know that as well as taking in Vitamin C from vegetables and fruit, you can also use it on your skin to improve hydration, even out skin tone, protect your skin from the environment and keep you looking younger.
If you are thinking of buying a skin product that contains vitamin C then our advice is to opt for serum. These tend to have more concentrated amounts of Vitamin C in them than other skincare products such as moisturisers or cleansers.
Here are our recommendations for the best Vitamin C serums:
Kriama 20% Vitamin C Serum for Face with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E – 1 fl. Oz – $14.95
This serum contains a high level of Vitamin C (20%) and is proven to brighten skin, help with wrinkles, reduces eye bags and skin discoloration. It also firms the skin and improves the radiance. Also contains Vitamin A and Vitamin E.
Vivo Per Lei Vitamin C Facial Serum for Face and Neck -1.22 fl. Oz – $19.95
An anti-ageing serum here that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and encourages the growth of collagen and elastin. It suits all types of skin and contains and contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin E also.
TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum for Face, Organic Anti-Aging Topical Facial Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, 1 fl oz – $19.99
A powerhouse of anti-ageing ingredients form the basis for this serum, with Vitamin C alongside hyaluronic acid, a compound that retains moisture and firms up the skin. A pure formula with no added nasty chemicals and despite the strength of the serum it is gentle on your skin, so would suit sensitive skin types.
NutraNuva Face Food Anti-Ageing Natural Serum Complex with 20% C, 1 fl. Oz – $23.70
A 100% natural product here that uses a very high concentration of Vitamin C that has been extracted from the tropical plant ‘the kakadu plum’. This fruit is said to have highest known concentration of Vitamin C on Earth which is equal to 55 x more than a Florida Orange.
Glossier Super Glow – $28
A luxurious but lightweight serum that works to brighten up tired skin and deliver a radiance like no other. As well as Vitamin C is also contains magnesium, which the company state: “stimulates the metabolism of tired skin cells.”
Vitamin C Serum 22 by Serumtologie Anti-Ageing – 1.15 oz – $35
Super high concentrate of Vitamin C here listed at 22% and perfectly safe to use on the skin. Non-irritating and effective, it brightens, hydrates, softens and reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. Also protects against the damaging rays of the sun.
Karuna Vitamin C Pearls – $48
This duo of products means that you have the most potent form of Vitamin C at your disposal. You simply mix the freeze-dried vitamin C balls (it is freeze-dried to keep it stable until you want to use it) with the activation serum provided. Best to use overnight for top effects.
Beauty RX Triple Vitamin C Serum – $54
Not one, not two but three different types of Vitamin C have been packed into this one serum. It has a triple effect on brightening and reduces the appearance of ageing and also contains soothing Japanese green tea leaf extract and vitamin E which helps to calm inflammation and hydrate skin.
Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C – $77
If you don’t want to mess around too much with your beauty routines in the morning or at night, simply add this booster to your daily moisturiser. You get one fresh dose of Vitamin C powder which you then mix with the emulsion which ensures the efficacy. Make sure you only use one for no more than seven days to ensure you’re getting the most potent dose of vitamin C.
True Botanicals Vitamin C Booster – $90
Another booster form of Vitamin C here in a powder. True Botanicals say that Vitamin C oxidises when it comes into contact with a liquid, so they keep it in powder form ensures the potency. Just mix a couple of shakes into your own serum and massage away for brighter skin.