Vitamin C is fast becoming the new wonder ingredient for beauty products. Shown to eradicate fine lines, reduce wrinkles, make your skin radiant and firm and repair the damage done to your skin by sun and free radicals, Vitamin C is definitely a great think to slather all over your facial skin. Vitamin C has been cropping up in face masks, body washes, moisturisers and eye creams, however it exists in its most concentrated form in the form of Vitamin C serums. These serums are great for delivering a real Vit C boost to your skin. There are more and more of these serums on the market every month, and so, to help you to make an informed decision about which serum you buy we have created a handy guide to different Vitamin C serums that you can purchase on Amazon. Below, you will find a super guide to 7 of the best Vitamin C serums on the (online) marketplace today. And, perhaps unsurprisingly given our pervasive association of oranges with Vitamin C, many of these products have a delicious light scent of orange. Read on to find out which serum is best for you.
Top Vitamin C Serums
Kicking things off is this small but powerful blend of vitamins A, C and E. Wonderfully hydrating (as its name suggests) and with great anti-ageing properties, only a small amount of this concentrated serum is needed per night (despite the fact that the instructions tell you to ‘apply generously’). It is worth purchasing an applicator (such as a jade roller) for smoothing the serum over your facial skin so that you do not need to dilute the serum in order to get an even coverage over your face. But, equally, you can use your fingertips, working the serum in lightly with a sweeping, circular motion to stimulate the blood vessels in your face. The serum has an appealing (in fact, totally gorgeous!) orange scent and it soaks very easily into the skin, particularly if it is applied right after cleansing. Aesthetically, this serum bottle has a basic, understated design with a classic pipette style dropper. Standing on your bedside table it will conjure up the reliable herbal knowledge of traditional apothecaries. In addition, this serum is paraben free, so great for people who want to keep parabens out of their beauty regime.This cool, contemporary little bottle packs a powerful punch. It is filled with lots of hydrating and anti-ageing ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, ferulic acid and hyaluronic acid. The vitamin C helps to brighten skin, fight free radicals and boost the production of collagen. The other ingredients have a variety of properties, including smoothing out wrinkles, protecting from sun damage and encouraging freckles and blemishes to fade. If you love your freckles this may not be the perfect serum for you, but if you are looking for something that will repair the damage that too much sun has done to your skin and give you a lovely even complexion, this could be the very best product for you. This serum feels wonderfully light to apply, and it has a refreshing scent. It soaks into the skin without feeling greasy. And, it’s paraben free and vegan too!
This serum comes in a very vibrant and modern looking bottle, and its compact size makes it ideal for slipping in to your handbag for use whenever you need it. Instantly absorbed, this serum shows its effects right away with skin that looks youthful and brighter. So, it is ideal for using to touch up your complexion in the middle of a night out. This serum has a very light scent and a milk white hue. It can be applied using the pipette in the lid, and it is handy to have a cotton pad on hand to sweep it over the face. As it is non shiny and non greasy, this serum is a great base for your make up and so it is ideal for applying right after you have cleansed your face and just before you start to apply foundation. The key benefits of this serum are repairing sun damage and smoothing away wrinkles. In fact, this is a serum that is designed to apply topically to particularly sun damaged areas of the face. So, you do not need to smooth it over the entire face if you do not want to.
This is another classic herbal serum which places great emphasis on being an all natural blend. Here, jojoba oil meets evening primrose, rosehip, lavender and plenty of other herbal oils that have been staple parts of skincare products for centuries. As such, this serum has a very comfortingly familiar scent and a lovely gentle consistency that is neither overly heavy nor greasy. Once applied to the skin, the serum’s effects are felt in around 5 minutes in the form of tighter skin and smoothed out wrinkles. This is a serum that works particularly well on the delicate skin around the eyes. As it is a very light cream, you can also use this serum in the same way that you would use a daytime moisturising cream. However, as its name suggests, this serum also makes a wonderful part of a night time beauty regime thanks to its soothing feel and calming lavender scent. Use it after cleansing your skin and before applying any heavier night moisturisers. Make sure to allow the serum to sink in to your skin properly (this usually takes a few minutes) before adding any other moisturising products to your skin as otherwise you might dilute the pure Vitamin C hit!
This is perhaps the most luxurious looking serum on the list. And, it is another serum that combines vitamin C with hyaluronic acid to combat sun spots and other blemishes. As such, this is another great serum for people who want to undo the damage done to their skin by sun exposure. This is not a particularly viscous system, in fact it takes the form of a rather runny gel. This makes it perhaps a little difficult to manage to start off with as you attempt to squirt it from the pipette onto your skin. However, it is very easy to smooth all over your face. This is another serum that contains herbal ingredients such as jojoba oil and this gives it a very gently and light herbal scent that is not overpowering. If you are looking for a serum that has good anti-ageing properties, then this is a great choice. Toulon is a totally cruelty free brand, too, so it is one that vegans and anyone interested in cruelty free cosmetics will naturally gravitate towards.This is a more synthetic smelling serum than the other serums on the list. Here, Vitamin C takes somewhat of a back seat and is used alongside horsetail extract and vitamins E and F more to enrich an existing serum. Whilst the other serums on this list concentrate on providing you with a vitamin C boost that can be absorbed directly into the skin, this is more of an all round facial serum that boosts collagen and gives the skin added clarity and smoothness. Some people may find the scent of this serum slightly overpowering as it has more of a synthetic perfume to it than the other serums on this list (which have more neutral herbal smells to them). A great serum if you are not looking for something organic and if you want an all round anti-ageing effect.
It is definitely worth including a men’s skincare product in this list. All too often, facial serums are implicitly marketed solely for women, even though all of the serums on this list can be used by absolutely anyone. This is a wonderful light organic serum which uses plenty of delectable botanicals, including jojoba oil and thistle oil. The inclusion of tangerine and lavender essential oils gives this serum a fantastic scent. Meanwhile, the use of vegan hyaluronic acid means that this is a cosmetic that is both cruelty free and great for reducing wrinkles and fine lines and repairing sun damaged skin. This is a gorgeously smooth and creamy serum, which can be applied in the same way as a light facial moisturiser. However, it is important to note that (unlike a regular moisturiser), you only need to use a very small amount of serum (one or two pumps of the nozzle) to cover your whole face as there is plenty of vitamin C in every drop of this serum. If you need extra moisturising properties for your face, then you can apply the serum, allow the skin to absorb it for a few minutes, and then follow up with your favourite moisturiser.