Beauty Expert Kim Jones tells us why Vitamin C SkinCare products are all the rage ….
We all know that getting enough vitamin C in our diets is important for our immunity and general health. But applying it topically, to our skin, is also beneficial.
The clever vitamin helps promote collagen production, giving our complexions more plumpness, firmness and elasticity, all of which can eradicate fine lines. It’s also effective at reducing hyperpigmentation and helping to even out skin tone.
Here are our pick of the best serums and creams containing the terrific glow-getting vitamin.
MONAT C RADIANCE ILLUMINATING SERUM, £89, montatglobal.com
This is a silky smooth and soft serum packed with a generous 15% vitamin C from key ingredient Kakadu Plum, a sustainably-sourced Australian superfruit. We love this luxury blend that sinks in quickly and makes a perfect base for your moisturiser.
VICHY LIFTACTIV SPECIALIST PEPTIDE C ANTI-AGEING AMPOULES, from £30, lookfantastic.com
All your skin needs in a concentrated shot. These mini serum ampoules contain 10% pure vitamin C plus skin-boosting peptides and hyaluronic acid. In tests, after a month’s use, crows feet were reduced by almost 9% and forehead wrinkles by almost 11%. Use half an ampoule in the morning, half at night.
OIO LAB THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT, BRIGHTENING FACIAL TREATMENT OIL, £62, wolfandbadger.com
From Poland, this vegan brand of plant-based facial oils uses advanced extraction methods to deliver innovative skincare solutions with clinically proven visible results, whilst respecting nature and our planet at the same time. Containing milk thistle, borage, cranberry and wild rose seed oils, it nourishes and regenerates the skin.
OLE HENRIKSEN C-RUSH BRIGHTENING GEL CRÈME, £36, Boots
Ole Henriksen is a pioneer in using vitamin C in skincare and his Truth range is one of his global bestsellers. This light, peachy-tinted and orange-scented creamy-gel contains pure vitamin C together with two vitamin-C derivatives with antioxidant powers that nourish skin and brighten it. Gives skin a supple, ready-to-glow base.
TROPIC GLOW BERRY BRIGHTENING SERUM, £42, tropicskincare.com
This peachy-pink bottle of brilliance contains exotics such as Tasmanian pepperberry and Kangaroo Paw Flower extract plus tranexamic acid to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Reviews are wow-worthy, and an independent study found the product increased brightness and evened skin tone by 65%. All Tropic products ar efreshy made so are best popped into the fridge once opened.
SVR AMPOULE C ANTI-OX, RADIANCE CONCENTRATE £30, uk.labo-svr.com
Using the highest concentration of a new form of stabilised Vitamin C with a smaller size that penetrates the skin easily, using just a tiny drop of this ampoule produces quick and impressive results. Use it alone or add into your usual skincare products or foundation for real radiance.
SANCTUARY SPA VITAMIN C 20% DAILY GLOW FACE SERUM, £16.50, Boots
Lightweight and lovely, and loaded with plenty of pure vitamin C, this resurfacing serum helps revitalize an old and reveal a brighter, new complexion. Vegan-friendly, it also includes turmeric oil, caffeine and hyaluronic acid to plump, protect and revitalize your skin with zing. Also included in the vitamin C range are a wet skin moisturiser, glow boost body serum and shower smoothie.
L’OCCITANE INVIGORATING FACE & EYE MASK, £29, l’occitane.co.uk
A mask packed with vitamin C plus freshly picked juice orange-fleshed melon from Provence? Yes please! Sorbet-textured, it sweeps onto skin smoothly – use around the eye area to reduce dark circles and puffiness – or all over the face to perk up the complexion. And if you want your sorbet with ice, simply place the pot in the freezer for 10 minutes before applying.