With all the new emerging extracts in the beauty world including watermelon, Vitamin C remains undefeated as a skincare classic. Dr. Michelle Henry, dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon (and a friend of 21Ninety) describes Vitamin C as an antioxidant with great skin maintenance qualities.
"Vitamin C is a tyrosinase inhibitor which inhibits melanin production to reduce dark spots and maintain an even complexion. It is also an antioxidant which helps to fight free radical damage which can damage your skin and cause accelerated aging."
When it comes to the beauty market, there are several products you can find with Vitamin C to address your skincare concerns. If you are torn between getting an oil, cream or serum, consider this: According to Dr. Henry, the concentration in the different products makes a huge difference of how it will serve you.
"Serums are designed to have a purer, higher concentration of the active ingredient."
To achieve the best results from Vitamin C in your skincare routine, Dr. Henry suggests using these products twice a day, daily. Her favorite product is SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulic ($166) because it contains ferulic acid and pure Vitamin C and E to even out the skin tone and acts as a powerful antioxidant.
Here are 5 more Vitamin C beauty products you may want to snag on your next skincare outing:
Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster, $76.50
Clinique’s fresh pressed daily booster is made with 10% pure Vitamin C to brighten and retexturize skin. By simply mixing two drops with your moisturizer of choice twice a day, this daily facial supplement can help "reinvigorate" your anti-aging routine. Its stay-fresh packaging keeps the Vitamin C fresh until it is activated by you for usage.
Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum, $95
All skin types can benefit from this Potent-C Power Serum. With the strength of THD ascorbate, a stable, oil-soluble form of Vitamin C, which is 50 times stronger than regular Vitamin C. Its combination of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and ferulic acid makes it a top choice for anti-aging, firming and brightening skin.
THE BODY SHOP Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer, $30
PHOTO: The Body Shop
The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser is a gel formula that gives your face a dose of hydration while clarifying your complexion and unleashing radiant glow.
Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Soufflé Mask, $46
PHOTO: Neiman Marcus
This mask has a "souffle" texture that will leave your skin feeling hydrated, looking dewy and supple to the touch in only 15 minutes! Its inclusion of encapsulated Vitamin C allows the vitamin to release throughout the day.
SOAP & GLORY Face Soap And Clarity Facial Wash, $12
Wake up to the invigorating feel of Soap & Glory’s Vitamin C facial wash. The 3-in-1 cleanser smoothes and purifies the face while leaving it feeling clean and fresh. Some of its selling-point features are: includes natural superfruit Yuzu, scrub beads and it’s a foam wash. It is made for all skin types but it was specially formulated for oily/combination skin.
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