Vitamin C: Your summer S.O.S plan
This powerful ingredient should be in your anti-aging arsenal right now
Read on to see how vitamin C can support your skin, why you need to incorporate it into your daily routine right now and the best products to use.
- Vitamin C in itself does not contain an SPF – however, it does protect against photo damage by deactivating UV-induced free radicals (so you can think of it as the backbone to your sunscreen.)
- It helps to improve crepe-y fine lines and reduces both pigmentation problems and inflammation.
- Scientifically proven to brighten a grey, dull and ashy complexion.
- Boosts collagen production, which is good news for the future of your skin.
THE SUPER C SERUMS
MZ Skin Brighten & Perfect, £245
From the brilliant Dr Maryam Zamani’s range of MZ Skin products, this is clinically proven to reduce pigmentation and brown spots by 39.7%.
Dermalogica Biolumin-c Serum, £81.50
Scientific studies have revealed that this can deliver 3 x more vitamin C into the skin than some leading competitors, courtesy of the ultra-stable vitamins and peptide combination.
SkinCeuticals C+E Ferulic Acid, £135
One of the biggest sellers in the Vitamin C category – this potent serum claims to give a good glow for a minimum 72 hours.
THE ANTIOXIDENT MOISTURISERS
DCL C Scape High Potency Night Booster 30, £108
It has a 30 per cent concentration of L-ascorbic acid and dramatically reduces the appearance of dark spots when used overnight.
Sunday Riley C.E.O antiOxident Protect + Repair Moisturizer, £60
This rich cream can be used day and night to address the signs of aging.
Caudalie VineActiv Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream, £27
Is packed with antioxidants and is proven to stimulate the circulation to help banish puffiness and dark circles.
THE SPECIALIST TREATMENTS
Sarah Chapman Radiance Recharge System, 10 x 1ml , £145
This box includes a gentle micropeel, a supercharged Vitamin C cocktail and Glow Complex CB3, to leave you with a fresh-faced glow in ten days.
Rodial Vit C Energising Sheet Mask, £43
Great for on-the-go glow – these face mask sheets restore some radiance in 15 minutes flat.
LIXIRSKIN Vitamin C Paste, £32
This vitamin C Paste harnesses the power of its namesake in an acid form. It can be used as a quick pick-me-up everyday cleanser, or if time allows, leave it on longer as a mask.