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Five Of The Best – Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C is an essential inclusion in to any skincare regime to help protect the skin against free radicals, daily pollution and UV damage and assist with skin concerns such as fine lines, ageing, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Here are five of our favourite Vitamin C serums appropriate for all budgets, that have been thoroughly tested by the ele team.

1. Aspect Extreme C 20

What They Say

A potent oil-soluble Vitamin C serum combined with antioxidant Vitamin E and an advanced Peptide complex to refine, firm and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for sun-damaged and reactive skins, the soothing and calming botanicals help to reduce skin flushing whilst hydrating and brightening the skin’s appearance.

What We Say

Long time fans of the Aspect range, Extreme C is one of our favourite C serums particularly for those with sensitive skin. It hydrates and calms the skin while providing all of the protective benefits a C serum. If you are prone to breakouts or are sensitive to strong Vitamin C solutions, we would recommend this serum. This is an excellent every day choice.

2. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

What They Say

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is a water-free, silicone-free stable suspension. Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant and its pure form of L-Ascorbic Acid has been shown to reverse multiple signs of skin ageing while brightening the skin when applied topically.

What We Say

If you are looking for an entry point Vitamin C and really don’t want to fork out the big dollars we recommend The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%. At under $10 it is a low risk purchase that is effective and works. A great place to start if you are introducing C in to your daily regime for the first time.

3. Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

What They Say

Super-antioxidant serum combining 15% Vit C and 1% Vit E with Ferulic Acid, to optimize protection against damaging UVA/UVB rays, help prevent premature signs of ageing, and stimulate collagen production.

What We Say

The grandmother of C serums, this wonder product is the creme de la creme in the Vitamin C world, so much so that we have written a whole article about it here. It’s definitely pricey but a little goes a long way and the quality is second to none. If you are sensitive to high potency Vitamin C serums we would recommend another product or using this more sparingly.

4. Instituit Vitamin C 100%

What They Say

Enjoy the full effects of Vitamin C with Instituit Vitamin C 100% , a powder of pure L-Ascorbic Acid. Vitamin C is an incredibly beneficial skincare ingredient, well known for its strengthening and healing effects. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radical damage and other stressors that age skin. Collagen and elastin production is boosted, resulting in firmer skin and a more youthful complexion.

What We Say

A good solid mid-range option that won’t break the bank. This 100% C comes in a powder form that you mix with an appropriate cream such as retinol or moisturiser to boost you Vitamin C intake. It’s a good staple that will deliver on its promise without hurting your wallet. As it is a powder it won’t suit everyone as it requires a little more fussing to mix it with another cream, however if that doesn’t bother you this is a good safe option.

5. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

What They Say

A super-potent vitamin C day serum packed with a powerful antioxidant complex, essential nutrients, and fruit enzymes, all working together to firm and brighten the appearance of skin, while improving the signs of photoaging.

What We Say

Adored by beauty editors the world over, no Vitamin C list would be complete without a mention of Drunk Elephaht’s C-Firma. There is a lot to love about this C serum. It stays active on the skin for 72 hours, includes Vitamin E and ferulic and gives the skin a great glow.

Whichever product you choose, adding a Vitamin C serum to your morning routine with help protect against free radicals and keep your skin protected throughout the day.

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