Vitamin C Must-Haves To Brighten Your Skin

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For dull and lifeless skin that’s in need of a radiance boost, there’s nothing better than a dose of vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant is dubbed the skin brightening hero as it works wonders for giving your complexion it’s glow back.

What other skincare benefits does vitamin C offer? Well, it can help to ease pigmentation and dark spots, and boost your collagen production over time. As a result, you can expect smoother, firmer skin in the long run. While you can use vitamin C as part of your day and evening routine, don’t forget to apply SPF before you go out in the sun.

Read on to discover five of the best to incorporate vitamin C into your skincare routine…

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Best For Vitamin C Novices

Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster

This one’s not called a super booster for nothing. A few drops of this potent formula mixed into your usual day cream is enough to revive even the dullest of complexions thanks to its powerful formula of 15% pure vitamin C. It’s also packed with vitamin E and peptides to protect against environmental aggressors. If you’re new to vitamin C this is a great place to start as you can start with just one drop every other day to avoid any irritation. 

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Best Travel-Friendly Vitamin C Formula

Oskia Super C Smart Nutrient Beauty Capsules

These handy little capsules provide a daily dose of radiance wherever you are. Blended with vitamin E and sweet almond oil, these capsules leave your skin feeling soft and nourished. Try applying to cleansed skin morning or night and then follow with the remainder of your skincare. 

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Best Overnight Vitamin C Product

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil

Formulated with a highly stable form of vitamin C, as well as golden turmeric oil, this product helps to soften dark spots and even out your skin tone. With the help of evening primrose oil, it also helps to soothe irritated or stressed out skin. We recommend massaging two or three drops into your skin and neck in the evening, so this clever formula can work its magic while you sleep. 

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Best Day Time Vitamin C Cream

Murad Essential C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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Best Vitamin C Serum For Smoothing Fine Lines

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

Packed full of pure vitamin C, E and ferulic acid, this lightweight serum not only increases your overall luminosity, but also protects your skin. It’s also great for smoothing out fine lines and evening out dark spots. Oh, and it has a reservoir effect meaning the active ingredients will stay on your skin and continue to work their magic for up to 72 hours.

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