Vitamin C may not be the cure-all when it comes to flus and colds, but when applied topically on skin, can help boost collagen production, and brighten overall complexion. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which can help protect skin against environmental aggressors by neutralising free radical damage.
Here are the best vitamin C serums you should add to your skincare routine, for healthy and youthful complexion.
Add These Vitamin C Serums To Your Skincare Routine To Maintain Youthful-Looking Skin
Potent-C Power Serum, $149, Peter Thomas Roth
Containing 20 percent tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, what is considered the gold standard for vitamin C derivatives, this serum helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and texture. It also contains ingredients like ferulic acid, a powerful antioxidant, as well a hyaluronic acid to boost skin hydration.
C E Ferulic, $248, SkinCeuticals
Containing vitamins C, E and ferulic acid, this powerful anti-ageing serum helps skin battle free radical damage and improve overall texture, tone and smoothness of skin.
C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, $120, Sunday Riley
This serum contains 15 percent tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (THD ascorbate), which is highly stable and oil-soluble. This means it can penetrate skin easily to improve collagen production, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines.
LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, $52, Vichy
The LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector contains only 11 ingredients including vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to brighten and firm skin. It’s also dermatologist tested, and formulated without the use of parabens and fragrances – ideal for those with sensitive skin.
Vitamin C 35% Collagen Rebuilding Serum, $175, Allies of Skin
Although the Allies of Skin Vitamin C 35% Collagen Rebuilding Serum has a waterless formula, it’s still amazingly lightweight. The 35 percent concentration of vitamin C comprising of 25 percent ethylated L-ascorbic acid and 10 percent tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which forms a protective shield of antioxidants against free radical damage.
Skincare C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum, about $115, Dr Dennis Gross
Combining vitamin C with a potent mix of coenzyme-Q10, superoxide dismutase, carnitine, and niacinamide, this gel serum absorbs quickly to improve collagen production and brighten dullness.
C-Firma™ Day Serum, $114, Drunk Elephant
Containing a mix of 15 percent l-ascorbic acid, 0.5 percent ferulic acid and 1 percent vitamin E, the C-Firma™ Day Serum helps to neutralise damage caused for environmental pollutants. Over time, skin appears brighter and firmer, as collagen production is improved and photo damage is diminished.
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