When it comes to healthy skin that’s naturally bright and glowy – even before you’ve layered up the highlighters and radiance creams – vitamin C is often the missing link for most of us.
Packed full of skincare benefits, the zesty vitamin is essential for a flawless complexion.
Of course, it’s important to make sure you’re eating plenty of vitamin C – oranges, peppers, kale, kiwi and broccoli are all great sources – but there’s also an entire wave of skincare products now harnessing the power of the C-vit too.
From energizing scrubs and masks, to serums, face washes, moisturizers and tonics, the beauty world is going mad for vitamin C, and it’s not hard to see why.
Along with soothing inflamed or irritated skin, it’s also a proven anti-ager, fights free radicals and helps to even out blemishes while rebalancing oily skin too. Impressive, right?
Then there are the super energizing benefits too, which can help to pep-up tired or dull skin, and bright your complexion for a natural, healthy glow.
Oh we do love a multi-tasker!
So to help you get some extra vit-C into your skincare regime, here are a few of our current beauty cupboard faves…
The Night Cream
Enriched with vitamin C, Indian gooseberry and tomato extract, Super Facialist Sleep & Reveal Night Cream, £16.99, speeds up your skin’s overnight healing process. The result? Brighter, fresher skin that’s ready to rock each morning.
The Day Cream
If you’ve got dull, tired or stressed-out skin, give it an energy surge with The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, £16. A lightweight gel cream, it’s great for all skin types – even oily skin – in need of a little boost.
Fight early fine lines or signs of fatigue with Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum Collagen Booster, £23.50. Packed full of antioxidants and with a potent vitamin C complex, it’ll work its magic in no time.
The Face Mask
If too many late nights are starting to take their toll, you need the Vitage Vitamin C Radiance Mask, £22. Loaded with goodness, this will hydrate deep down and leave you looking fresher than ever.
For a deep clean that’s kind to your skin, try the Murad Environmental Shield Essential C Cleanser, £25. Designed to cleanse and soothe stressed skin that needs a boost, it’ll leave you feeling fresh-faced every day.
Infused with vitamin C sourced from wild rose petals, the Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil, £15, softens and brightens while giving dry or tired skin a much-needed hydration hit.
All hail the power of the Super C!
Words by Amy Lewis