A few drops of this potent serum help protect the skin and give it a healthy looking glow. Formulyst’s supercharged serum shields skin from environmental damage and contains a blend of antioxidants as well as vitamins. The key ingredients are vitamins B, C, E and ferulic acid, as well as niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, which helps boost skin’s immunity and regulates oil flow.
Looking for brighter and tighter skin? Pick up a bottle of Advanced Dermatology’s serum, which is packed with multiple gold-standard ingredients. Advanced Dermatology Vitamin C, E, B & Ferulic Serum contains 20% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) – one of the highest concentrations available on the market. But what makes this serum different is that is uses a highly stable form of vitamin C that will not oxidize over time, meaning it will not lose its effectiveness. It is also packed with the antioxidants vitamin E, which help to block free radicals, and vitamin B to lock in moisture. Ferulic acid boosts the effectiveness of vitamin C. The result? Glowing skin and a reduction of age spots and fine lines.
The secret sauce in this potent serum is kakadu plum, a fruit grown in northern Australia that is rich in vitamin C as well as antioxidants. The DermaDoctor Kakudu C is a lightweight serum containing 20 percent stabilized vitamin C, along with ferulic acid and vitamin E. The potent combination is ideal for smoothing out skin tone and texture, and protecting against free radicals.
Think of this product as an everyday essential to add to your beauty routine. The Skinceuticals C E Ferulic serum is a powerful cocktail of antioxidants, containing 15% pure vitamin C to brighten skin and target wrinkles; 1% vitamin E to neutralize free radicals; and 0.5% ferulic acid to boost the power of vitamins C and E. Apply only in the morning.
This Ole Henriksen has been a longtime fan of harnessing the power of vitamin C. The cult classic Ole Henriksen Truth Serum contains True-C Complex, a stabilized version of vitamin C. The serum helps to reverse the signs of aging and brighten skin. The addition of collagen works to improve elasticity, and the serum is also deeply hydrating, thanks to aloe juice and orange and green tea extracts. The lightweight formula has a light citrusy scent.
The cute, almost child-like packaging on Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum belies the powerful anti-aging beauty product within the bottle. This serum contains a blend of antioxidants to fight the signs of aging and brighten skin. It has a high concentrations of sodium ascorbyl phosphate, which is a stable version of vitamin C that doesn’t oxidize. Ferulic acid and vitamin E work in tandem with vitamin C to boost its brightening powers, while hyaluronic acid adds moisture to skin. Konjac root powder from an Asian flower softens and smooths the face, while grapefruit works its magic by gentle exfoliation.
La Prairie is known for its luxurious formulations and this anti-wrinkle cream is no exception. The main wrinkle-fighting ingredients in this cream are peptides. Hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucine acetate is a synthetic peptide that helps skin cells shed better and also helps overall skin renewal, accelerating the speed at which cells renew to reveal a more refined complexion. It helps clarify skin texture to smooth out rough spots and make wrinkles less noticeable. Palmitoyl tripeptide-8 helps soothe skin by reducing inflammation. Acetyl decapeptide-3 helps stimulate collagen and elastin to make skin firmer, make wrinkles smoother and help to tighten and lift. A few moisturizing ingredients include shea butter, sunflower seed oil and panthenol (a provitamin of vitamin B5). Lots of good ingredients in this pricey cream to really get you looking your best.
Mario Badescu’s lightweight serum is packed with 7.5% vitamin C, which helps to improve skin texture and reduce the signs of aging. The addition of sodium hyaluronate and collagen smooth and moisturize skin, leaving it looking glowing. Add few drops to the skin before applying moisturizer.
Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum goes beyond what an average vitamin C serum can do, and is ideal for anyone with dry, oily, or combination skin. The Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum contains a powerful mix of antioxidants, l-ascorbic (vitamin C) along with ferulic acids and vitamin E. The result? The serum helps reverse the effect of free radicals while reducing the appearance of dark spots and fine lines. Pumpkin extract and pomegranate enzyme work to exfoliate dead surface skin cells, while skin is also left hydrated thanks to hyaluronic acid and marula oil.
Available at drugstores, Derma-E Vitamin C serum contains soothing and nourishing ingredients such as aloe, green tea leaf extract and vitamin E along with powerhouse vitamin C. The serum adds moisture to dehydrated skin, and also helps correct uneven pigmentation and free radical damage. Apply the serum in the morning and evening before adding moisturizer.
What makes this Vitamin C serum stand out from the pack? Sunday Riley CEO Rapid Flash Brightening Serum contains tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, known as the gold standard of vitamin C as it is oil soluble and stable. This lightweight serum smells citrusy and also contains glycolic acid to exfoliate skin, as well as saccharide isomerate extract, which targets pores. The result? Clearer, brighter skin with a refined texture.
One of the most effective ways to use vitamin C is in powder form, as it can degrade when exposed to air and light. True Botanicals Vitamin C Booster is a powder vitamin C that should be mixed with a serum. It also contains ferulic acid, a plant antioxidant that is particularly effective when combined with vitamin C.
This affordable drugstore serum has become a bit of a cult favorite. TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum is plant-based, and free of synthetic additives and fragrances so it’s ideal for sensitive skin. It is packed with powerhouse vitamin C, along with hydrating hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and jojoba oil. The addition of witch hazel gives the serum anti-inflammatory properties. Wait until the serum is fully absorbed before applying moisturizer.
If your face is feeling parched, and well, not as glowy as you’d like, pick up a bottle of Obagi Professional-C Serum. It’s available in three different strengths of vitamin C, all the way up to 20%, which is best for normal to oily skin. Apply 5-7 drops to the face and neck and let the vitamin C serum be fully absorbed to get the full, skin smoothing benefits. Skin is left feeling moisturized thanks to hyaluronic acid.
Clinique has come up with an ingenious way to deliver vitamin C in one of its most potent forms. Since vitamin C degrades when exposed to air and light, Clinique offers it in a seven day system with two components. First, mix the powdered cleanser with water to activate and apply to the skin for one minute before rinsing. The next step is a moisturizer booster – press a button, and vitamin C powder is combined into a cream loaded with mulberry root, molasses and salicylic acid emulsion. Think of it as a one-two punch against the signs of aging.
This wildly popular vitamin C serum from Kiehl’s contains two types of vitamin C- 10.5%l L-Ascorbic acid, as well as 2% ascorbyl glucoside, a vitamin C derivative that activates once absorbed into the upper layers of the skin. The cocktail helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also improving skin texture and radiance. Hyaluronic acid helps add more moisture to the skin.
Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum contains the powerhouse ingredient THD ascorbate, a version of vitamin C that is highly stable and 50 times more potent than traditional vitamin C. The serum is packed with 20% vitamin C, along with two powerful antioxidants: vitamin E and ferulic acid. The result? A rich, moisturizing serum that improves fine lines, brightens skin tone and helps to firm the skin. Skin will be left looking smooth and dewy.