7 Vitamin C Skin-Care Products That Won’t Break the Bank

July 26, 2019
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | skincare.com by L'Oréal
7 Vitamin C Skin-Care Products That Won’t Break the Bank

Vitamin C is a buzzy skin-care ingredient that can change your complexion game, no matter what skin type you have by helping to visibly brighten the appearance of skin and provide antioxidant protection to keep pollution and free radicals at bay. Although it may seem like you’d have to shell out major bucks for such skin-care benefits, it turns out that  vitamin C is not the kind of ingredient that only exists in pricy products. We rounded up seven wallet-friendly vitamin C-infused serums and creams that you’ll want to snag ASAP.


CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum

This vitamin C Serum by CeraVe visibly brightens to even out your skin tone and help replenish your skin’s moisture barrier. It’s made with three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and 10% real vitamin C — and it has an MSRP under $20.

L’Oréal Paris Derm Intensives 10% Vitamin C Serum

For a vitamin C treatment that’s compact enough to take on the go, try this formula by L’Oréal Paris. The color of the packaging of this serum is also key — the opaque tube helps keep the formula from degrading by preventing exposure to air and light.


Glossier Super Glow Vitamin C Serum

Super Glow is a vitamin C and magnesium serum that you’ll want to add to your collection  because it’ll help you achieve that coveted lit-from-within glow for under $30 MSRP.

Honest Beauty Vitamin C Radiance Serum

Honest Beauty makes a great case for affordable vitamin C with its Radiance Serum. This formula serves as a glow-enhancing primer when used under makeup and helps make skin look visibly plump with hydration and dewy.

Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Face Serum Brightening Corrector

Immediately after using this vitamin C corrector you can find at your drugstore, you’ll notice that your skin looks smoother and feels softer, and after ten days of continued use, your skin will feel tighter, firmer and look more illuminated.


The Inkey List Vitamin C Serum

If you just want to dip your toe into the vitamin C skin-care universe, this version by The Inkey List is a great product to start with. Use a small amount in the AM or PM every day for best results.



La Roche-Posay Active C Eyes With Vitamin C

If you’re interested in trying vitamin C on your eye area, Active C Eyes by La Roche-Posay is the way to go. It’s formulated with pure vitamin C and thermal spring water and is suitable for the sensitive under-eye areas.


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