Vitamin C-charged beauty heroes that brighten dull skin
As always, January has everyone feeling a little...blah. The dead of winter has skin looking a bit more dull and tired than usual, but don't fret - vitamin C can help. Adding a dose of this magic ingredient into your skin care regimen every morning can make a huge difference, as it helps stimulate new collagen, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It's also an ally in tackling hyperpigmentation at any time of year. We've rounded up a selection of some of the best vitamin C products that will help you take your skin to the next level this winter.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Anti-Aging Collagen Booster
This high potency serum is formulated with a five-source vitamin C complex to help brighten, boost collagen, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It's been my go-to for over five years, and I recommend it to anyone who will listen. Not only does it help transform tired skin into a radiant complexion (honestly!), it also has a lovely orangey-scent that will help brighten up your morning routine.
$60 at Sephora
Tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment
The area around the eye is the thinnest skin on the face, and it's also the first place to show signs of aging. This vitamin C-infused eye cream from Tarte is not only an instant pick me up, but it also includes maracuja oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids (which helps revive tired and damaged skin).
$48 at Sephora
Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizer
The Camu Camu berry is touted as a "potent superfruit from the Amazon that provides 30 times more vitamin C per ounce than an average orange ". In addition to being packed with vitamin C's brightening and smoothing superpowers, this moisturizer is also deeply nourishing.
$98.79 at Nordstrom
The Body Shop's Vitamin C Microdermabrasion
We could all use a little more exfoliation in our lives, especially during these harsh winter months. The Vitamin C Microdermabrasion from the Body Shop stimulates cell renewal and leaves skin feeling refreshed and looking bright. Use once a week for best results--and don't scrub too hard!
$20 at The Body Shop
Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder
If you already have a favourite serum or moisturizer, but you'd still like to incorporate a bit of vitamin C into your skincare routine, this product is for you. With 99.8 percent vitamin C potency, just sprinkle one to two scoops into your morning moisturizer, mix together with your hands, and apply. It's that easy, and that effective.
$50.00 at Sephora
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
Many consider this the holy grail of vitamin C products, and for good reason, as C E ferulic provides eight times the skin's natural photo-aging protection. After using it for only a few weeks, I saw a huge difference in my skin - I can honestly say it's smoother and brighter, with less pigmentation. Apply four to five drops under your moisturizer and sunscreen every morning, and skin will be extra glowy in no time.
$190 on Amazon
Dr. Jart Brightening Infusion Hydrogel Mask
Because everyone loves a sheet mask, especially at the end of a long, cold day. This vitamin C-packed hydrogel mask from Dr. Jart moisturizes and brightens, while improving complexion and skin texture. It also feels really refreshing on the skin, and will leave your skin looking radiant.
$9 at Sephora