Why We Love Vitamin C
An antioxidant-packed, powerhouse ingredient that'll give your skin a lit-from-within glow, Vitamin C is currently having quite the beauty moment!
You can’t be blamed for wondering why the world’s go-to cold and flu remedy has become such a skincare must-have, so we're here to talk you through the benefits of incorporating this skin-loving ingredient into your daily regime.
Research has shown that Vitamin C is amongst the most potent materials to stimulate the growth of collagen, which is the substance that gives structure and strength to your skin, meaning a noticeable improvement in both skin tone and radiance.
Vitamin C is also the active ingredient to look for when you're struggling with pigmentation, sunspots, uneven tone or even something as stubborn as melasma! It works as a chemical exfoliant, sloughing off dead skin cells over time, resulting in skin that's bright, even and smooth.
Our Top Vitamin C Picks
1.asap super C serum 30mlVitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that prevents damage to our skin. However, this skin-care saviour actually works best when it's paired with other antioxidants! Asap's super C serum also contains Pycnogenol and Idebenone, two powerhouse ingredients that work together with Vitamin C to further protect the collagen matrix, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and to brighten the skin. This serum is the perfect all-rounder, great for all skin types but especially for those who are looking for a serum that both repairs and restores.
2.Dermalogica Biolumin C SerumA high-performance, skin-reviving serum, Biolumin C from Dermalogica works with the skin's own defenses to brighten and firm, resulting in a more youthful complexion. This serum is perfect for those with dry or dehydrated skin types as it contains a number of natural extracts and oils to hydrate the skin whilst Vitamin C works its magic.
3.Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%Power up your regular moisturiser with a few drops of the Clinique Fresh Pressed, a concentrated daily-booster formulated to rejuvenate the skin, leaving behind a bright and youthful complexion. Clinique has been blowing us away with their innovation lately and this product is no exception. It's housed in clever, stay-fresh packaging, which means the Vitamin C formula is kept isolated from oxygen until use, allowing for maximum results!
4.Skinstitut Vitamin C 100% 10gSimilar to Fresh Pressed above, Skinstitut’s Vitamin C was designed to be mixed with your everyday skincare products to amp up their results. However, their formulas do vary completely and the powder form means Skinstitut's Vitamin C can be used effectively over a longer period of time. We love using it once or twice weekly, mixed in with the Skinstitut Even Blend Serum or Hydrating Mask.
5.Medik8 C-Tetra Cream 50mlPerfect for those who prefer a more simplified skincare routine, the Medik8 C-Tetra cream is a daily moisturiser and hit of Vitamin C in one. Formulated with a silky-cream formula, it melts quickly into skin to create a defensive veil, neutralising the harmful effects of environmental stressors such as UV rays, pollution and free radicals.
6.EmerginC Vitamin C, Hemp, Avocado and Argan Body Lotion 250mlVitamin C has just as much of a transformative effect on the body as it does on the face! The Vitamin C in EmerginC's Body Lotion aids in evening out skin tone and texture. Other active ingredients including Argan and Hemp Seed Oils leave skin feeling hydrated and smooth.
7.Pelactiv Vita C+ Fresh Gel CleanserThis Vitamin C based cleanser was specifically formulated to rehydrate and soften skin while gently minimising pores. The inclusion of Aloe Vera means the formula is gentle enough to be used by those with sensitive or dehydrated skin. We love using this gel-based cleanser during our morning skincare regime because it's gentle, refreshing and the perfect pick-me-up to start our day off right.