Vitamin C serum is the latest skincare darling. Everyone wants to squeeze the brightening and smoothing ingredient into their regime. Now by saying "everyone," we're only slightly exaggerating, as you see, Pinterest has seen a 3379% increase in saves for vitamin C serum, which is kind of crazy. But the thing is that if you have dull skin that needs a boost, pigmentation woes or skin texture issues, then a daily dose of vitamin C will help improve them. It's also one ingredient that got David Jack's seal of approval when we asked him about the skincare ingredients we should be buying.
Want to layer a vitamin C serum into your routine? Then aim to apply it after cleansing and before moisturising morning and night (you can even layer it under a retinol if you're using one in the evening). If you're not sure which vitamin C serum to use, don't worry, as here are the seven that get our seal of approval.
A potent supplement for the skin, the ingredients are kept super fresh and mixed before use to ensure the best results. It contains 10% vitamin C to boost and refresh the complexion fast. You can read our full review of Clinique Fresh Pressed here.
With a potent 15% vitamin C, this serum sinks into the skin to fight fatigue, boosting radiance and firmness fast. The texture also means it's seriously easy and quick to layer into your existing routine.
Recommended by dermatologists, this serum contains 15% vitamin C, along with antioxidants vitamin E and ferulic (hence the name). Ideal for normal, dry or sensitive skin, this protects from ageing and free radicals and tackles fine lines and wrinkles.
Dull skin can often be dehydrated too, so the addition of hyaluronic acid in this serum is genius. A great go-to for winter-ravaged complexions.
This lightweight silky serum contains 2% vitamin C to protect the skin from the environment, brighten the complexion and stimulate collagen production to plump the skin and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The Hero Project's serum works to brighten and tighten the skin, and the added natural extracts of grapefruit and lemon mean it smells incredible.
This velvety vitamin C serum-moisturiser tackles everything from fatigue to uneven skin texture (including wrinkles), and the hyaluronic acid is an added bonus. For oilier skin types, this could even replace your usual moisturiser.