Vitamin C is one of the most talked about ingredients of 2017 and the buzz is continuing in 2018. It definitely deserves some shelf space in everyone's beauty cabinet. Not only does it protect skin from environmental pollutants, but it also brightens complexions, fades dark spots and speeds up collagen production. This powerhouse antioxidant is a tried and trusted skincare booster and anti-aging fighter.
Shereene Idriss of Union Square Dermatology in New York City swears by this skincare hero. “Vitamin C is a must in every skincare routine as it is a potent antioxidant that helps fight off the formation of aging free radicals. Its application through a serum is an essential mid-step between cleansing and moisturising for AM and PM routines. Serums are powerful delivery systems for key ingredients as they can be packaged as smaller molecules and penetrate your skin better,” says Dr. Idriss. She recommends using Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum or Skinceuticals C E Ferulic.
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
This powerful serum boasts a 15 per cent antioxidant complex of l-ascorbic and ferulic acids. These game-changing ingredients provide advanced environmental protection while also visibly reducing dark spots. The pumpkin ferment extract and pomegranate enzymes gently exfoliate skin. The result: a radiant, luminous complexion.
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, www.sephora.com
Skinceuticals C E Ferulic
This potent serum helps neutralise free radicals to prevent damage to the skin caused by environmental toxins. The triple threat cocktail of vitamins C, E and ferulic acid dramatically smooths lines and wrinkles, reduces pigmentation and brightens skin.
Skinceuticals C E Ferulic, Life Pharmacy
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
This line reducing serum is a true wrinkle fighter. Not only does it contain vitamin C but it is also infused with hyaluronic acid which draws moisture into the skin's surface layers resulting in smoother and plumper skin. When used consistently it also helps to boost radiance giving skin a natural glow.
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, Harvey Nichols
Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum
This super light gel-serum is jam packed with vitamin C, collagen amino acids and a proprietary energy complex resulting in smoother, plumper skin. It instantly helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, dark spots and rough textures.
Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum, The Nail Spa
Starskin Juicelab Razzle Dazzle Hydrating & Refreshing Power C+ Booster Face Mask
This professional strength hydrating and brightening sheet mask is perfect to use before a big night out or on those days when you need a little pick me up. This mask is infused with 75 per cent pure vitamin C and a cocktail of anti-oxidant rich berries and skin superfoods that can revive any tired complexion!
Starskin Juicelab Razzle Dazzle Hydrating & Refreshing Power C+ Booster Face Mask, Sephora