Sure, we love our highlighters, but for truly vibrant skin, there’s nothing like good old vitamin C for a permanent healthy glow. On top of its cold-fighting power, vitamin C is also known for its amazing brightening benefits, and using products that contain it can keep your skin looking fresh and well rested.
“Taking vitamin C supplements and even doing a vitamin C mask can definitely boost the glow in your skin,” celebrity facialist Ildi Pekar tells HelloGiggles. “Vitamin C also prevents skin damage, and food, nutrients, and even skin care products with vitamin C boost your skin antioxidants, protecting against UV rays and radiation.”
To successfully add vitamin C to your routine, here are 19 products that are sure to give your skin a nice, luminous glow.
Mix this ingenious brightening powder with the skin care product of your choice.
2. Revision Vitamin C Lotion 15%, $98
Vitamin C, vitamin E, and coenzyme Q10 come together for amazing brightening action that seriously rivals your highlighter.
Vitamin C even works its magic while you sleep!
4. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, $80
Suitable for all skin types, this Vitamin C-packed day serum keeps skin bright and free of dark spots.
5. Glossier Super Glow, $28
This super-powered serum will make you look like you got 12 hours of sleep last night.
6. Lancer Advanced C Radiance Treatment, $72.25
Expect tighter, brighter skin whenever you use this rejuvenating skin treatment.
7. Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum, $33.99
The adorable packaging is just a bonus.
This cream includes collagen for double the power.
Wash away dirt, makeup, and impurities with this affordable vitamin C wash.
Whenever you need a refreshing burst of citrus, treat your complexion to this budget-friendly sheet mask.
Improve brightness and pore size at the same time.
12. Skinfood Yuja Water C Toner, $27
Special goheung yuja extract and vitamin C join forces to create a toner that illuminates your skin like nobody’s business.
Add a few drops of this super booster into your foundation or moisturizer.
Suitable for super sensitive skin, this multi-vitamin serum reduces redness associated with inflammation.
Think of this serum as a green juice for your skin.
16. DERMA E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water, $12.95
Cleanse away dirt and impurities like a true French girl.
17. La Roche-Posay Active C 10, $52.99
Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid come together to form the perfect anti-wrinkle defense product you’ve been yearning for.
18. PCA Skin C-Quench Antioxidant Serum, $75
This helpful antioxidant serum strengthens, hydrates, and protects skin.
19. Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip, $10.95
Reduce scarring, blemishes, and annoying dark spots.
If you want to give your highlighters a break, perk up your skin with some brightening vitamin C skin care products.