Glowing skin is officially trending. And if you’re looking to unlock a lit-from-within luminosity, then there’s one ingredient you need to incorporate into your skincare routine: vitamin C. But what are the benefits of vitamin C? Well, there are a lot. It’s a skin-loving active that brightens your complexion, reduces signs of ageing and improves skin tone by targeting hyperpigmentation. If you want to learn even more about the benefits of vitamin C, I recommend checking out Keavy’s list of the pros and cons of using vitamin C:
Knowing that this mighty vitamin is such a great glow-booster, it’s only right that I explore the ways you can add brightening vitamin C into your daily skincare routine. But I’ll be the first to admit that there’s a huge range of vitamin C-based beauty at Escentual, so I’ve picked only the most luxurious vitamin C skincare we stock. Showcasing everything from vegan serums to hydrating moisturisers, keep reading to discover the best luxury vitamin C skincare that deserves a spot on your wishlist…
1. The Vegan Vitamin C Serum
If you love vegan, sustainable skincare, you need to add the 100% natural Antipodes Vitamin C Serum straight to your basket. One of the dreamiest serums you can get your hands on, its water-based texture is laced with tiny specks of orange and gold shimmer for instantly radiant results – and yes, its texture makes you feel ultra-luxe.
The Glow Ritual Serum contains the up-and-coming ‘it’ skincare ingredient: kakadu plum. An entirely natural source of vitamin C, this juicy fruit offers antioxidant properties 100 times more powerful than oranges – the fruit we used to associate with vitamin C!
If you’re looking for instant and long-lasting brightening benefits, you’ll love the look and feel of the skin-plumping, glow-boosting Antipodes Vitamin C Serum. It even features a dose of Vinanza grapes and kiwi to protect against external aggressors whilst brightening age spots.
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2.The High-Tech Vitamin C Serum
Dermalogica are renowned for their innovative skincare formulas, and the Dermalogica Age Smart Biolumin-C Serum is no exception. Whilst all vitamin C products have an anti-ageing element, Dermalogica have supercharged their vegan vitamin C serum to dramatically reduce fine lines and wrinkles by fusing vitamin C with Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5.
The multitasking serum helps your skin to regenerate as you sleep, encouraging new skin cells to come to the surface for a youthful glow. Plus, the lightweight and smooth serum keeps new skin hydrated, with antioxidants soothing stressed skin, and protecting against free radical damage.
3.The Always-Fresh Vitamin C Serum
Although vitamin C is such an incredible skincare ingredient, when exposed to oxygen, it can quickly lose its potency, becoming less effective the longer it’s in contact with air. That’s why the Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Capsules are so effective – each capsule holds a pre-dosed vitamin C hit, keeping the serum as fresh as possible.
The vitamin C capsules also have hydrating sunflower, avocado and olive oils to super boost the glow created by vitamin C. Your newly-radiant complexion is protected against free radicals and hyperpigmentation thanks to a blend of potent vitamin C, protective vitamin E and soothing clary sage.
4. The Fast-Acting Vitamin C Serum
The Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Vitamin C Booster is all about strengthening your skin to deliver even, plump and wrinkle-free results fast. The dermatologically-tested serum pairs antioxidant licochalcone A with vitamin C to combat UV rays and HEVIS light damage, resulting in a more radiant complexion in just 7 days!
That’s not all. As it’s part of the fan-favourite Hyaluron-Filler, Eucerin’s anti-ageing powerhouse also gives lacklustre skin a boost of hydration, thanks to supercharged hyaluronic acid.
Due to its fast-acting formula, I’d personally recommend using it every day before a big occasion where you want your skin looking its best. Not entirely convinced that it will work so quickly? We put this to the test when it was first launched – we still can’t get over the results:
5. The Sensitive Skin-Friendly Vitamin C Serum
Harnessing the power of pure vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid), the La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10 serum respects your skin’s natural pH, which is why it’s my top suggestion for anyone with sensitive skin. The formula cares for your skin barrier, while its targeted 10% vitamin C formula gets to work brightening your complexion.
La Roche-Posay have also added in a few extra skincare ingredients to keep sensitive skin happy without missing out on the radiance-revealing anti-ageing benefits of vitamin C. In particular, you’ll find a generous dose of their iconic Thermal Spring Water to soothe redness, allowing the 0.45% salicylic acid active to exfoliate away dead, dulling skin cells without irritating your complexion.
6. The Skin-Quenching Vitamin C Serum
The Darphin Ideal Resource Capsules are rich in vitamins, which are perfect for hydrating dull and dry skin types. We know that vitamins are great for our general health and well-being, but Decleor reminds us of the benefits of vitamins on your skin. Vitamins are especially important when it comes to improving the health of dry skin.
Here, an ultra-nourishing duo of skin-softening vitamin E and glow-boosting vitamin C join forces to support your skin’s hydration levels and smooth out fine lines. In addition, each capsule contains a hefty dose of rosehip and argan oil – these intensely nourishing oils help to banish dryness.
With a 2-month supply in the 60 capsules, you can be sure that each capsule cares for the needs of dry skin whilst delivering the brightening and anti-ageing benefits of vitamin C.
7.The Glow-Giving Vitamin C Moisturiser
Looking to combine hydration with a lit-from-within glow? The Decleor Green Mandarin Vitamin Glow Cream needs to be at the top of your skincare wishlist. Decleor’s vitamin C moisturiser contains vitamin CG, an innovative synthetic form of vitamin C that offers both antioxidant protection and anti-ageing benefits. The vitamin CG is paired with hyaluronic acid for a lightweight layer of hydration, resulting in a blurred finish and a sun-kissed glow.
The 98% natural day cream is also infused with Decleor’s iconic essential oil blend. Green mandarin, orange, grapefruit and lemon energise dull skin for a refreshed glow that brightens your complexion and your senses. It’s sumptuously soft too, gliding over your skin to reduce fine lines whilst adding an instant boost of radiance.
Over to you…
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