Vitamin C does wonders for your skin and if you haven’t already incorporated it into your routine, it’s time to get acquainted.
Not only is vitamin C good for your immune system but it also works to boosts collagen production, absorption of iron, heals your wounds, and improves your skin’s texture — eventually revealing bright and glowy skin.
Essentially, it’s as good and as close as you can get to an immortality serum. Ahead, we’ve listed 8 of our favourite and award-winning vitamin c serums for every budget.
1. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
When we polled our panel of dermatologists for the 2019 Anti-Aging Awards, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic consistently came up as one of the must- haves for firmer, more radiant skin. The combo of vitamins and ferulic acid instantly gives skin back its glow.
2. SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. 15per cent Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Use this once a day for a week and tell us your skin doesn’t look fresh and plump like you just got a facial.
3. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
We love the air-tight packaging and natural formula, plus the fact that it eradicated our pesky sun spots in less than two weeks.
4. BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner
This isn’t exactly a serum but not quite a cream. The unique fragrance-free formula feels like a plush gel with tiny granules of encapsulated L-Ascorbic acid that instantly absorb right into skin.
Paired with EGCG (the active in green tea), squalane, and exfoliating tartaric acid, this genius formula will deliver brighter, smoother skin faster than most other vitamin c products out there.
5. Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum 20 per cent Vitamin C + 10 per cent AHA
Vitamin C is supported by 10 per cent AHA fruit acids to help gently exfoliate in this natural serum, boosting the skin-glowing results.
6. Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Serum
Be sure to pat this vitamin c serum around your eyes and mouth to visibly soften fine lines and crow’s feet.
7. CLINIQUE Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10 per cent
Mix two drops of this concentrated vitamin C booster in your favourite skincare products, then go about your routine as usual.
8. Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Brightening Serum
This serum has the best possible blend of ingredients to deliver your glowiest skin ever. Pure pineapple juice — a natural source of vitamin C — is combined with exfoliating AHAs and bromelain enzymes to retexturise dull and spotty skin.
It’s non-irritating, though, thanks to the chamomile and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid.
This article was first published in Harper's Bazaar Singapore.