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By emilyfaith85, Nov 15 2019 04:10PM


What does vitamin C in skincare actually do?

It's antioxidant properties aids in your skin's natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells.

Vitamin C is a key anti-ageing skincare ingredient that helps to gently brighten and smooth your skin. It's one of the most powerful antioxidants and helps protect your skin against free radical damage caused by the environment, which can breakdown your collagen and encourage wrinkles and sagging. Sounds good huh!

But choosing the right product for you can be tricky. It comes in different concentrates and if you have sensitive skin then it's important to be careful not to go in too heavy.

Products with lower concentrations of vitamin C...

REN glow daily vitamin C gel cream - this is one of the simplest ways of getting vitamin C into your daily routine as it's bundled together into their day cream, simple!

Balance Me Vitamin C repair serum - replace your usual serum for this one. If you suffer with sun damage then this could be for you.

Pixi Vitamin C tonic - replace your usual toner for this and wipe it over your face on a cotton pad.

If you want to try higher strength vitamin C products then give one of these a go.

The Ordinary 23% or 30% suspension - at a great price point it's not going to break the bank. The grainy texture is a little odd but apply it before your night cream and use your night cream to help it settle into the skin. The brightening properties in this little bottle are well worth getting past the strange texture.

Murad intensive-C radiance peel

A slightly different method of application, this combines ascorbic acid with glycolic acid – a pairing to smooth, brighten and protect. Apply a layer on to cleansed skin once a week and leave for 10 minutes before washing off.

Do you use Vitamin C in your skincare? Tell me the products you love...