Did you know that National Vitamin C Day is on Monday, April 4th? Vitamin C has always been touted for protecting our immune systems during cold and flu season, and now beauty companies are adding it to skincare routines. The Big C can give us more radiant, detoxified skin that has a beautiful natural glow. Celebrate Vitamin C Day with these C-infused beauty products you’ll love. —Jennifer Cox
Garnier’s new Vitamin C Super Glow Serum ($16 on Amazon and at London Drugs) is ultra-concentrated, for visibly glowier skin. Formulated with Garnier’s 3.5% Glow Complex—a mix of niacinamide, salicylic acid and vitamin C—you’ll see brighter and more even skin in just six days (you read that right!). Plus, this baby works to reduce the look of dark spots and exfoliate the skin, refine pores and smooth.
Marcelle Cosmetics recently launched its first-ever serum ($40) developed with 10% stabilized Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant with probiotics that strengthen and provide protection to your skin’s microbiome. It’s designed to enhance your skin’s radiance, remove oil and makeup, and fight free radicals like air pollution.
The Vitamin C Suspension 30 from The Ordinary ($8) is formulated with lots of C vitamins, which are effective antioxidants that brighten skin tone and reduces the appearance of signs of aging. Additionally, dehydrated spheres of hyaluronic acid make skin appear and feel smooth.
Murad’s Vita-C Triple Exfoliating Facial ($103) is a triple exfoliating facial that is clinically proven to smooth texture as effectively as a microdermabrasion facial. Its secret weapon: the Vitamin C they use is gold-stabilized and has 55% more antioxidant power than traditional Vitamin C to support healthier-looking skin and a brighter, more even tone.
What’s the best way to get rid of dead skin cells and have smoother, silkier skin? Try The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Glow Boosting Microdermabrasion ($23). Despite its hardworking results, it’s gentle on skin thanks to Vitamin C, helping your complexion to appear more radiant. It is also enriched with camu camu berries along with crushed garnet stones that act as exfoliating micro particles.
The Bright Idea Serum from Bliss ($27) has a super high concentration of clinical-grade Vitamin C as well as tri-peptides, which both help to brighten and diminish the look of dark spots. This miracle-worker also contains collagen to visibly firm up skin.
OLEHENRIKSEN’s latest addition to its iconic C enriched Truth Collection is the Barrier Booster Orange Ferment Essence ($56). This lightweight-yet-powerful essence (which boasts the light, quick-absorbing texture of a toner and the hydrating benefits of a serum) instantly doubles skin’s hydration, brightens and defends skin against free radicals and pollution, while also prepping your skin for the rest of your routine and strengthening the skin barrier.