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Don't Skip On These Vitamin C Serums If You Crave Youthful-Looking Skin

Here's why taking your vitamins are important.
Potent-C Power Serum, $149, Peter Thomas Roth
Containing 20 per cent tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, what is considered the gold standard for vitamin C derivatives, this serum helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and texture. It also contains ingredients like ferulic acid, a powerful antioxidant, as well a hyaluronic acid to boost skin hydration. C E Ferulic, $248, SkinCeuticals
Containing vitamins C, E and ferulic acid, this powerful anti-ageing serum helps skin battle free radical damage and improve overall texture, tone and smoothness of skin. C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, $120, Sunday Riley
This serum contains 15 per cent tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (THD ascorbate), which is highly stable and oil-soluble. This means it can penetrate skin easily to improve collagen production, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines. LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, $52, Vichy
The LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector contains only 11 ingredients including vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to brighten and firm skin. It’s also dermatologist tested, and formulated without the use of parabens and fragrances – ideal for those with sensitive skin. Vitamin C 35% Collagen Rebuilding Serum, $175, Allies of Skin
Although this serum has a waterless formula, it’s still amazingly lightweight. The 35 per cent concentration of vitamin C comprising of 25 per cent ethylated L-ascorbic acid and 10 per cent tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which forms a protective shield of antioxidants against free radical damage. Skincare C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum, about $115, Dr Dennis Gross
Combining vitamin C with a potent mix of coenzyme-Q10, superoxide dismutase, carnitine, and niacinamide, this gel serum absorbs quickly to improve collagen production and brighten dullness. C-Firma™ Day Serum, $114, Drunk Elephant
Containing a mix of 15 per cent l-ascorbic acid, 0.5 per cent ferulic acid and 1 per cent vitamin E, the C-Firma™ Day Serum helps to neutralise damage caused for environmental pollutants. Over time, skin appears brighter and firmer, as collagen production is improved and photo damage is diminished.