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9 Vitamin C Skincare You Need For Brighter, More Even-Toned Skin

Probably one of the most important ingredients in skincare, Vitamin C is not only good for your body but great for your skin as well. The multi-tasker helps to boost immunity, protect skin from fatigue, premature ageing and cell damage by fighting free radicals, boost collagen production and, of course, brighten skin and lighten pigmentation. What’s not to love about it?

 

#1: Laneige Clear C Advanced Effector, $56
The star ingredient in this boosting essence is acerola berry extract. Just consuming one berry would exceed the daily recommended vitamin C intake for adults. Used in skincare, it helps to brighten skin and prevent the formation of pigmentation and freckles. It is also infused with an antioxidant-rich acai berry extract to fight free radical damage and premature ageing. Over time, this is said to help smooth skin and leave you with a healthy, glowing complexion. Use it as a first step after cleansing.   #2: Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum, $155, Sephora
Using a cocktail of alguronic acid, microalgae oil, plant collagen and vitamin C derivative, this is said to visibly minimise the depth and volume of deep wrinkles, reduce the appearance of skin discolourations and boost brightness and radiance for a more radiant, smooth and uniform complexion.     #3: IDS C-Plus, $150
This uses a stable form of vitamin C, water-soluble Vitamin E and Fullerenes to fight free radical damage, boost collagen, lighten pigmentation, repair damage and soften wrinkles.  It also treats acne by reducing inflammatory lesions and lightening acne scars. #4: M.A.C Lightful C 2-in-1 Tint and Serum with Radiance Booster, $93
This dual-chamber bottle holds two formulas – a treatment serum and an incandescent tint. Both formulas contain the brand’s Lightful Radiance Booster, which has cucumber extract, apple extract, Baikal skullcap extract and vitamin C to brighten skin, lighten dark spots and intensely hydrate.   #5: Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum, $112, Sephora
Targeting sun-damaged, mature or dull complexions, this has stable vitamin C, vitamin E, grape seed extract and licorice root to lighten dark spots, fight inflammation, boost cell potential, brighten, hydrate and plump skin for a more even toned complexion. #6: SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel, $268
Great for sensitive or reactive skin, this lightweight gel contains 10 per cent pure Vitamin C, 2 per cent Phloretin and 0.5 per cent Ferulic Acid to help gently diminish the appearance of discolouration, refine skin texture and improve skin tone. #7: For Beloved One Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Essence, $95, Sephora
Using Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, a stable vitamin C derivative, this works to reverse melanin formation on skin’s surface, lighten dark spots for a more even complexion, brighten as well as help to inhibit melanin formation. On top of that, it also has antioxidant, anti-ageing, and elasticity-improving properties to protect and repair skin at the same time. #8: Ren Radiance Perfection Serum, $81, Escentials
This multi-tasking serum has vitamin C to regulate pigmentation and correct skin tone, licorice extract to reduce age spots, hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump, fruit sugars to boost skin energy and radiance as well as Mexican papaya extract to gently exfoliate and reduce inflammation. #9: Bskin V Line Intense PAF Concentrate, $158
Packed with vitamin C, this serum contains a 20 per cent concentration of stabilised Ethyl Ascorbic Acid to lighten dark spots, boost collagen production and stimulate cell repair for a healthy, youthful glow and vitality. It also contains antioxidants to treat dull, sagging skin.   Like this? Check out these makeup products to give you a Korean glow, exfoliating masks that immediately brighten skin and skincare products that work fast to brighten your complexion.