Vitamin C Serums Our Editors Love
If there’s one ingredient that holds a front row seat in any skin-care aficionado’s medicine cabinet, it’s vitamin C. People love it and its benefits so much, it even has its own national holiday. That’s right — you can celebrate National Vitamin C Day every April 4th.
“Vitamin C is a great antioxidant,” says board-certified dermatologist and Skincare.com consultant Michael Kaminer, MD. “It helps neutralize free radicals and reduce environmentally-induced damage to cells.” While this doesn’t mean vitamin C is a substitute for broad-spectrum sunscreen, when worn together, vitamin C and sunscreen are an anti-aging force to be reckoned with. Armed with the pair, expect protection against harmful UV rays, free radicals and other environmental assaults for a more youthful, even complexion.
Get on board with this all star skin-care ingredient with the editor-approved vitamin C serums from L’Oréal below.
Dark under-eye circles are a form of pigmentation that can be addressed with vitamin C. But because the eye area is so delicate, we recommend using a product formulated just for it, like this Vitamin C Eye Serum from Kiehl’s. In addition to 10% pure vitamin C, the serum contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and a Tri-Peptide Complex to target signs of aging.
Brighten your complexion and refine your skin texture with this rich formula. It features 10% vitamin C, plus exfoliating salicylic acid. Despite its powerful ingredients, the non-comedogenic serum is safe for everyday use on even sensitive skin.
All it takes is one week to transform dull skin with this radiance-boosting serum. The fragrance-free, fast-absorbing serum contains 10% pure vitamin C to brighten, even skin tone and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Because vitamin C can lose its efficacy when exposed to light or oxygen, we appreciate that the serum is packaged in an air-tight metal tube.
No vitamin C serum list is complete without SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. Favored by dermatologists and beauty editors alike, this beloved vitamin C serum delivers advanced protection against free radicals and can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and brighten the skin's complexion.
If you’re struggling to find a vitamin C serum on a budget, try this affordable drugstore vitamin C serum by Vichy. The formula boasts 15% pure vitamin C, polyphenols and hyaluronic acid to help fight signs of skin aging. With continued use, expect to see skin that appears visibly illuminated and brighter.
This serum features 10% pure vitamin C to provide the skin with antioxidant benefits while brightening the complexion. The lightweight formula contains CeraVe’s signature three essential ceramides, plus hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to restore, hydrate and soften skin for a radiant, even tone.