Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin-lightener,
Collagen booster and can even protect the skin from u.v damage!
It is no wonder why this ingredient has gotten so much hype over the years and has been used in countless amounts of products on the shelves.
But how much vitamin c will actually make a difference in my skin?
Well it depends what exactly you are wanting to get out of using vitamin c. If you are wanting skin lightening properties, vitamin c needs to be at a concentration of 2% , and only some forms of vitamin c will function as a skin lightening ingredient.
The problem when searching for a vitamin c product is that we don’t understand where vitamin c stands in a serums formula , the most common form of vitamin c would be “ascorbic acid” if you see this ingredient at the top of the list, that is great! If you see it at the end (after preservatives) don’t even bother!
I have put together a few of my favourite “C” superstars !
Keeping in mind; these are not in order of vitamin c concentration but picked for its overall formula!
3. Dermalogica- MAP-15 Regenerator
I am not usually one for gimmicky like products that look cool to use but “don’t perform”. In this case it’s an exception! Yes this product goes from powder to liquid in a cute mini dispenser, but it also delivers ALOT of vitamin c into the skin , and is “magnesium ascorbyl phosphate” which has lots of research to perform well! This can be mixed with your favourite product or worn alone!
2. Kieh’s- Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate
I LOVE this product! It contains a very high amount of vitamin c, and the reliable kind as well (ascorbic acid). This formula is simple which is great for sensitive skin as you are less likely to be allergic to any of the ingredients. This is silky and works great under your moisturiser !
1. Estée Lauder- Even Skintone Illuminator
This is my favourite multi tasking serum! This provides a high amount of vitamin c and a wide cocktail of antioxidants and anti irritants to prevent more sun spots from forming! This will effectively diminish discolourations, reduce redness, prevent against oxidation and it also has a slight shimmer to it to make your face more luminous! This is also oil free and works great under your moisturiser.
I am smitten over this serum!
Have you tried the power of C…. If so, which serum do you like?