When it comes to brightening your skin and getting that glow, vitamin C is the ingredient that you need. It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants you can find in your skincare routine, which means that it has a whole host of benefits for your complexion. From brightening dull skin and fading pigmentation, to fighting off free radicals and improving skin texture, there’s very few things that this hero ingredient can’t do.
Think you could do with having the benefits of vitamin C in your routine? Check out our go-to serums below.
*Tip: vitamin C is best added to your morning routine, thanks to its ability to protect against pollution and free radicals. As always, make sure to follow with SPF.
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum
Suitable for any and every skin type, Mario Badescu’s vitamin C offering is a fail-safe option. The super lightweight, antioxidant-rich formula sinks into the skin to encourage a more radiant and youthful complexion. Infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and collagen to plump, this serum is great skin in a bottle.
UpCircle Organic Facial Serum With Coffee Oil
There are many reasons why UpCircle are one of our favourite brands – they make great products, with sustainably sourced ingredients, as well as making our skin look it’s best. The Organic Facial Serum With Coffee Oil is no exception. Formulated with 100% natural ingredients and repurposed coffee grounds, this serum packs a punch with rosehip and sea buckthorn oils, natural high sources of vitamin C. Known for winning multiple awards, this serum gives you a radiance like no other and it’s sustainable, vegan, cruelty-free, and made in the UK.
By BEAUTY BAY SkinHit Brightening Serum
If you haven’t got to know our SkinHit range yet, then you need to get to know. One of our favourites of the range is the Brightening Serum, a formula enriched with vitamin C and peptide to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation, as well as stimulating collagen production. The best thing about these serums is they can be mixed and matched with the rest of your routine. Short on time? Mix with either of the Skincare By BEAUTY BAY moisturisers to streamline your routine.
Revolution Skincare 12.5% Vitamin C Super Serum
This serum is literally radiance in a bottle. The super strength formula contains 12.5% vitamin C, which helps to regenerate the skin, resulting in that coveted, natural glow. The vegan and cruelty-free formula comes in at £9.95, which shows that great skin doesn’t have to break the bank.
Oskia Super-C Smart-Nutrient Beauty Capsules
Skincare capsules are taking the beauty world by storm (find out more here) and we’re loving what Oskia has to offer. The Super-C Smart-Nutrient Beauty Capsules are packed with supercharged ingredients that have noticeable results on your complexion. Each little heart-shaped capsule is filled with a serum-oil that’s enriched with vitamin C to brighten and nourish your skin. Plus, they’re super useful for travelling.
Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Serum
Not just your standard vitamin C serum, the Dynamic Resurfacing Serum is formulated with a whole host of skin improving ingredients that leave your skin looking bright, fresh, and glowy. Elemis’ Tri-Enzyme Technology uses a combination of skin resurfacing AHAs to regenerate, whilst the addition of vitamin C helps to brighten, balance, and smooth the surface of your skin without it feeling irritated.
The Ordinary Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
You’ll struggle to find an article on serums that doesn’t feature The Ordinary, and when it comes to vitamin C, they have one of the best. The Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% contains a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C, meaning it has high stability and is gentle on the skin. The lightweight texture of this serum sinks into the skin in minutes, making it ideal for those of us who are in a rush to get out of the house. Delivering antioxidants to the surface of the skin, your complexion will be protected, brightened, and more even.