Don’t Skip On These Vitamin C Serums If You Crave Youthful-Looking Skin
Here’s why taking your vitamins are important.
by ARISSA HA /
June 22, 2020
Vitamin C may not be the cure-all when it comes to flus and colds, but when applied topically on skin, it can help boost collagen production, and brighten overall complexion. That’s because vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect skin against environmental aggressors by neutralising free radical damage. Here, we suss out the best vitamin C serums you should add to your skincare routine, for healthy and youthful complexion.
This article first appeared in Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.
Don't Skip On These Vitamin C Serums If You Crave Youthful-Looking Skin
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.
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.