Our Top Vitamin C Products of The Moment
Vitamin C is not only a major player in our glow factor, but it’s a basic building block of collagen. This means that even though vegans don’t consume animal collagen, if they have a high intake of vitamin C both internally and externally, they can support their body and skin’s natural collagen production. Here are some of our favorite c-packed products we use to keep our skin happy.
Melanie Simon’s Serum C
"My absolute favorite vitamin C serum is Melanie Simon’s Serum C. It’s the most luxurious, for sure, but in my opinion it’s also the most potent. " - David Pirrotta. There’s a reason this serum has a cult following— vitamin C is hard to stabilize, but Melanie Simon has managed to do so.
Zelens Power C Treatment Drops
A powerhouse concentrate of potent nutrient-dense actives, the C treatment drops by Zelens find their way into much of David Pirrotta’s year-round rotation as well. It’s a botanical blend, so it’s shelf-stable for a long while.
SAYA Glow Serum
If you’re looking for a multi-tasker, this product is it for you. Super hydrating, plumping, mineralizing, and anti-aging due to a carefully considered list of rare botanicals, expect brighter skin that is protected and nourished.
This product is like a supplement for your face. The powder assures that the active ingredient remains stable, and is activated by your favorite serum, toner, or moisturizer—just mix it in the palm of your hand. You’ll notice brighter, tighter skin when used daily.
Mara Beauty Sea Vitamin C Glow
This ingestible powder is locked in with sea minerals and green power with chlorella, spirulina, and moringa. Taken daily (it’s shockingly delicious) you’ll notice lines on the face begin to soften, and a lit-from-within look.
Shiva Rose Radiant Rosewater
Rose is one of nature’s highest sources of vitamin C, and has a laundry list of of time-tested benefits. Use this mist as a toner, a primer to other skincare products, a makeup setting spray, or just a refresher throughout the day for a dewy, hydrated look and some serious glow.
OSEA Vitamin C Probiotic Polish
This powdered exfoliant won’t rub your skin raw or causes inflammation due to micro-abrasions. It stays fresh until activated with water, making it a luxurious paste for an invigorating massage pre-treatment or skincare.
Dr. Loretta intense Brightening Cream
Due to it’s highly concentrated 20% L-ascorbic acid (which is a form of vitamin C) you can expect more even skin tone, faded scars and sun spots, and an overall brighter complexion. A short ingredient list keeps this cream effective and on-task.
Written by Nicole Lesmeister
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