We’re all familiar with vitamin C (also sometimes referred to as ascorbic acid on the ingredients label). It’s arguably the most popular vitamin around, and with good reason, too. Since young, we’ve been told to take more of it when we’re sick to chase away colds and strengthen our immune systems; for hypertension, reducing toxicity and also to get our wounds to heal faster. It comes in supplement form, but is also present in plenty of fruits and vegetables like oranges, kiwi, red peppers and broccoli.
On the beauty front, vitamin C is something our bodies require in order to produce collagen, which is one of the key reasons vitamin C in skincare is so crucial for anti-ageing.
Not only does it stimulate collagen production (which helps with wrinkles and fine lines), it’s also a great antioxidant that protects your skin from free radical damage, helps brighten your skin, reduce dark spots or pigmentation and improve overall skin tone.
Quality vitamin C skincare products tend to be on the pricier side of things, partly because more potent or effective variations of vitamin C can be more costly to manufacture and bottle. The purer or active types of vitamin C skincare also tend to have a shorter shelf life and require opaque or dark packaging to reduce its exposure to light.
If you’ve been trying to get your skin looking younger, clearer and brighter, then here are some skincare buys to try for yourself.