We noticed that everyone has been so curious about Vitamin C serums lately and not just their benefits, but also what are the best Vitamin C serums. So, today we're doing a full, but simple guide for vitamin C...what is it? Its benefits? And what are the best serums for different skin needs. 

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What is Vitamin C?

It is an antioxidant that has healing prosperities that help counteract and offset the damages that happen to our skin cells from pollution, UV light and even the effects of cigarette smoke. Serums are also better at being absorbed by the skin and penetrating the skin. It is better for Vitamin c serums to have the active ingredient L-ascorbic acid to preform its best.

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Some people can be sensitive to vitamin c. There are different concentrations and some are stronger than others, so make sure you find the right one for you or a completely different alternative if your skin can't handle it at all. 

When to use Vitamin C serum in your routine?

Vitamin C serums are best applied before your moisturizer and after your toner in the mornings. Of course don't forget to top everything off with Sunscreen, it is absolutely essential. 

Vitamin C Serum Benefits

1. It's great for anti-aging because it can help slow down aging, lag premature aging and build collagen, elastin which help plump and firm the skin. 

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2. It combats the effects of pollution on the skin. 

3. It gives an amazing glow and vibrance and fights dull tired skin.

4. It's also hydrating for people with dry skin.

5. It can also help with inflammation so it can reduce puffiness and acne.

6. It repairs damaged skin cells and aids in the regeneration of the skin. 

7. It really helps with pigmentation, stopping dark spots from forming and helps with your overall skin tone evenness because it controls the production of melanin. 

8. It also neutralizes Free radicals, which are causes by ultraviolet light, which are atoms that damage cells, cause aging and skin illnesses like skin cancer.

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The Best Vitamin C Serums:

The best Vitamin C serum for sensitive skin

L'Oreal Revitalift Vitamin C Serum


This one of the best mild vitamin c serums because it has hyaluronic acid so it makes it better and more gentle for people with sensitive skin. It is a soothing formula and it doesn't have any parabens, mineral oils or fragrance. It is also super affordable which is a major bonus. 

The best Vitamin C serum for hyperpigmentation and melasma

Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Vitamin C Power Serum


This is a very highly concentrated vitamin c serum and according to the blog The Derm Detective it is great for dark spots that are stubborn, hyperpigmentation and age spots. It helps makes the skin more clear and even. Reviews on Sephora say that they saw quick results with their skin and it really makes the skin brighter. 

Of course Melasma is a very stubborn skin condition but this serum's effectiveness with pigmentation makes it potentially promising for those with conditions like this. Of course consult with your dermatologist, who knows your skin condition, about the ingredients and if it's right for you. 

The best Vitamin C serum for over 50

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic


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This is kind of one the best Vitamin C serums, ever! Almost everyone agrees that is a great overall vitamin c serum with a brilliant formula. It actually won Allure's 'Best of Beauty Award' 3 years in a row. The magical thing about it is that it stays active for a very long time, even after your wash your face because of it's powerful penetrative formula. It does all the things a vitamin c serum should do like amazingly help with dark spots, but it's also great at fighting aging signs like fine lines and wrinkles.  

The best drugstore Vitamin C serum

Vichy LiftActive Vitamin C Serum


This is one of the best drugstore vitamin c serums on the market. It has both vitamin c serum and hyaluronic Acid. It is also paraben and fragrance free. It livens up the skin and makes it more plump, brighter and helps with aging. 

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