PUT SOME JUICE IN YOUR MORNING ROUTINE WITH THESE 7 VITAMIN C SERUMS
Touted for its ability to reduce the signs of sun damage, fine lines, acne scars, and even under-eye bags. The power of Vitamin C lies in its versatility.
Vitamin C may be more typically regarded as your solution to flu season sniffles. But this little supplement has moved beyond a glass of golden goodness in your morning routine, forging its way into the bathroom cabinets of many well-informed beauty aficionados.
Here are seven Vitamin C serums to inject into your daily morning routine.
The A-List Favorite: Joanna Vargas Rescue Serum - $150
If there’s one facialist that nearly every A-lister has on speed dial, it’s Joanna Vargas. While we can’t all pay Vargas a personal visit, her Rescue Serum is the next best thing. This concentrated, plant-based serum works two folds: the Vitamin C brightens and clears up your complexion, while the squalane + hyaluronic acid moisturize and hydrate.
Your New Daily Dose of Caffeine: Natura Bissé C+C Vitamin Eye ($62)
Replace your morning coffee with a caffeinated serum shot to the face. The subtle citrusy scent is worth waking up early for alone. This jelly-like cream is made from vitamins and proteins like collagen, elastin, and keratin, which easily absorb; while ginseng (a highly effective antioxidant) stimulates blood circulation and energizes tired skin. Not only does it work to correct sun damage, but it also helps with issues associated with clogged and enlarged pores.
For the Vitamin-C Beginner: Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C ($150)
Instead of using the usual citrus-based Vitamin C, this concentrated serum enlists kiwiberry to protect your skin against photo-aging. Another cool trait: it contains watercress, zinc, and niacinamide - which work together to inhibit melanin production, reduce pigmentation, and even out the skin tone.
Every Beauty Editor Loves This: Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum ($85)
A superstar serum with the juice your morning routine needs. Sunday Riley C.E.O. means serious business. It contains 15% concentrate of the ‘gold standard’ of Vitamin C, glycolic acid (exfoliating), and saccharide isomerate extract (pore refiner). And this serum is regarded for preventing and dissolving dark marks, such as sunspots, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. That may sound a little too strong-armed, but this creamy mixture leans more toward being a moisturizer than a serum.
NYC’s (Not So Hidden) Secret: Dr. Dennis Gross C+Collagen Brightening & Firm Vitamin C Serum ($78)
Dr. Dennis Gross is another A-list favorite who understands skincare down to the foundational level. Dr. Gross’s products are known for their potent, no-nonsense formulas, and this skin-smoothing, antioxidant-rich serum is no different. Enriched with lactic acid, this serum functions as a protectant against environmental stressors, while brightening vitamin C and anti-aging peptides make your skin feel as smooth as butter.
The Heavy Hitter: Instytutum Anti-Wrinkle Brightening C-Serum ($95)
Instytutum has taken the Vitamin C game to a whole new level with this super packed serum. It’s chock full of everything your skin needs to be its best self: hydrators, exfoliating acids, niacinamide, squalene, Vitamin E, patented stem cells, and the highest form of Vitamin C you can get (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate). It’s a wrinkle-fighting, dark-spot-eradicating, skin-boosting saver that will undo the worst Mother Nature has to throw at you.
First of all, Erno Laszlo is an icon whose products need no marketing, having graced the faces of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie O. Secondly, we all love a good facial that we can feel doing the work (without any drama). This skin peel may be on the pricier side, but this antioxidant rich two-step serum will do wonders for your face. It may take a little more work than other serums, but is well worth the extra 5 minutes.