It’s the powerhouse ingredient essential for your anti-ageing arsenal. Here’s why you need to include Vitamin C to your everyday routine…
If you need a way to super-charge your skincare regime Vitamin C is what you should be using daily. The powerhouse ingredient has long been known to brighten your complexion, and makes the biggest difference when applied as a serum (pre moisturiser). So what makes it so good? Well, it works to fight free radical damage caused by the sun and pollution, helps to fade pigmentation, evens out skin tone and stops inflammation. Added to that it’s actually pretty good at boosting collagen which works to make your skin look more luminous and less lined. However, finding the right concentration for your skin type is important – most products should tell you the potency but as a general rule offerings of between three and 20% are most effective. The higher the percentage, the quicker the results. If you’re thinking ‘where do I sign up?’, check out my four top Vitamin C picks.
1. Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C, $130: Simply mix two drops with your moisturiser at morning at night and await the good results.
2. Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten + Firm Vitamin C Serum, $124: This fast absorbing gel-serum has a cocktail of other good stuff mixed with the Vitamin C like coq10, and niacinamide which work harder to boost radiance and get rid of dark spots.
3. Aspect Dr Active C Serum, $135: This has been my Vitamin C go-to for years. Apply before your moisturiser and watch as it helps bring life back to a dull appearance and decrease pigmentation.
4. SkinCeuticals C+E Ferulic Acid Serum, $299: I haven’t personally tried this one but have heard good things. In fact it’s claimed to give you a glow-y boost in just 72 hours (most likely because it has a concentration of 15% pure vitamin C!) But yeah, it’s pricey so you’ll need to decide whether it’s worth the investment or not.
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