The Best Vitamin C Serums, Moisturizers, and More to Brighter Skin
The experts have spoken, and this A-plus list of vitamin C-spiked serums, face masks, and moisturizers are sure to leave your skin happy and bright
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
Editors and dermatologists alike love it for its fine line-smoothing powers, along with its ability to dramatically lighten dark spots caused by sun damage.
SkinBetter Science Alto Defense Serum
SkinBetter Science's Alto Defense Serum took home a 2020 Allure Best of Beauty Award — and it's beloved by dermatologists, too.
La Roche-Posay Vitamin C Serum
...look a little closer and you'll find this rich liquid provides more than just vitamin C's brightening benefits: Salicylic acid helps with skin clarity, and hyaluronic acid ensures a boost of hydration.
BeautyStat Universal C Eye Perfector
This fragrance-free cream is formulated with 5 percent pure, stabilized vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and antioxidant-rich green tea to minimize the appearance of dark circles, while hemp oil and hemp leaf extract soothe inflamed skin.
Mara Sea Vitamin C Serum
Inside the beautiful ombré blue bottle, you'll find 15 percent tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (THD ascorbate), as well as 14 other forms of vitamin C derived from fruits and plants
L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensive Vitamin C Serum
L'Oréal's Revitalift Derm Intensive Vitamin C Serum is a true drugstore gem.
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème
The creamy pale-yellow tint (inspired by banana powder, makeup artists' best-kept secret for faking brighter skin) is instant skin-care gratification at its best, while vitamin C works to diminish dark circles over time.
Wander Beauty Sight C-er Vitamin C Concentrate
If the Wander Beauty Sight C-er Vitamin C Concentrate had an Instagram bio, it would read something like, "brightener/hydrator/wrinkle reducer/skin protector all in one".
SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF
With continued use, Silymarin CF will improve your skin tone and texture, as well as reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and excess sebum production.
No7 Radiance+ Vitamin C Glow Toner
A citrus-scented concoction of 2 percent vitamin C, willow bark extract, and alpha hydroxy acids gently sweep away dead skin cells, while aloe refreshes and soothes your skin.
Paula's Choice Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
"Paula's Choice Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum contains tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which is a very stable form of vitamin C, an ingredient that is notorious for being unstable," says New York City board-certified dermatologist Robert Finney, M.D.
Eve Milan Brightening Vitamin C + CoQ10 Sheet Mask
There are few greater pleasures than unwinding from a tiresome day with the help of a sheet mask, especially when they're the proud recipient of a 2021 Best of Beauty Award.
Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum
Tatcha launched this Violet-C Brightening Serum, which has 20 percent vitamin C + 10 percent alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), making it a formidable force against dark spots and dullness.
111Skin Vitamin C Brightening Booster
The highly concentrated serum feels weightless and gentle on the skin and significantly fades dark spots in just a few weeks.
PCA Skin C&E Advanced
As the name suggests, it features vitamins C and E (as L-ascorbic acid and tocopherol, respectively), along with complexes hexylresorcinol and silymarin, which possess brightening and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Best Vitamin C Serums & Moisturizers
The experts have spoken, and this A-plus list of vitamin C-spiked serums, face masks, and moisturizers are sure to leave your skin happy and bright.
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