The overwhelming number of skincare products these days can be quite stressful to browse through, especially when all we want is to have ~glass skin~. Aside from the derma-approved retinoids and sunscreen, another powerhouse ingredient that should be a must-have in your skincare arsenal is vitamin C.
One of the most powerful antioxidants to treat the skin, vitamin C does a great job of giving your face that glow you’ve always wanted. It fades those pesky dark spots caused by acne, smooths out bumps and rough patches, and boosts collagen production, too.
We know it sounds like we’re bluffing, but trust us when we say that a good vitamin C serum is within your reach—and it works, we promise! Although not all serums are created equal, we like those with added ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or peptides for that added boost of protection.
We gathered the best ones out there that you can add to your cart, stat!
Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum
This serum is on the ~pricier~ side, but it does the job incredibly well. It is loaded with three stable forms of vitamin C and peptides that increase your skin’s radiance and boost overall clarity and brightness. It leaves the skin feeling silky smooth, too!
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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres
The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Suspension is quite unique as it doesn’t contain water, so it's best applied by patting it on the skin and waiting for the serum to be absorbed. You can also mix it with your moisturizer. The result? Smooth and brighter skin!
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Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum
Twist open the cute apothecary-style dropper and apply this antioxidant-enriched serum day and night to even out your skin tone. The ascorbic acid (another name for vitamin C) combined with sodium hyaluronate and collagen will make your face ~*glow*~.
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Wild Products Vitamin C Serum
If you’re into natural-based products, you’re in luck with this one. Loaded with vitamin C, vitamin E, and rosehip oil, this inexpensive serum will not only brighten your skin, but it will also encourage collagen production as well.
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The Inkey List Vitamin C Serum
One of the newest vitamin C serums on the market, this one from The Inkey List deals with a slew of skin concerns—hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. Definitely a bang-for-your-buck item in your skincare regimen!
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By Wishtrend C21.5 Advanced Serum
A no-frills product loaded with only 10 essential ingredients, the By Wishtrend C21.5 Advanced Serum packs a punch when it comes to protecting the skin. It fades dark spots and brightens the skin without leaving your complexion feeling dry.
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Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum
Laced with only a five percent concentration of vitamin C, this serum is gentle enough for sensitive skin yet still does wonders by evening out the complexion and smoothening out bumps.
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Wildleaf Vitamin C Serum
Made with 18 percent ethyl ascorbic acid (vitamin C), hyaluronic acid (for hydration), niacinamide (improves skin elasticity), and AHA (a mild exfoliant), this anti-aging serum does a lot in one pump!
Wildleaf Vitamin C Serum, P1,190, BeautyMNL
LeiaPure Velvet C
We love this local product that’s vegan, non-toxic, and safe for pregnant women! Aside from the powerhouse ingredient that is vitamin C, this serum contains omega three and six fatty acids that alleviate symptoms of psoriasis and eczema.
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Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
A certified fan-favorite of skincare junkies everywhere, this super-potent vitamin C serum contains ferulic acid, vitamin E, and other antioxidants to protect your complexion from everyday stressors. It can also reduce dark spots with continued use!
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