One To Watch: Vitamin C

Vitamin C has been on our skincare radar for a while now, and for good reason! As detailed by Heathline, a hit of vitamin C can have loads of benefits for the skin, such as promoting collagen production, evening skin tone, reducing the appearance of under-eye circles and just generally leaving skin glowy and hydrated. 

Lots of us have been prioritising self care and investing in skincare during the last few months, which might well explain the fact that internet searches for vitamin C have increased by 204% in comparison to last year. In fact, according to Harper’s Bazaar this powerful antioxidant has become the most Googled skincare ingredient of 2020, beating retinol, castor oil and hyaluronic acid to the top spot.  Read on to discover why, through this edit of our best and brightest vitamin C products…

Perhaps the most common formulation of vitamin C, serums are excellent for imparting a high dose of active ingredients to the skin, and this antioxidant-rich wonder serum is no different. This formula is suitable for all skin types, conditioning and brightening the complexion whilst also protecting skin from UV and pollutants, helping with the growing consumer concerns about environmental effects on skin. 

This to-go vitamin C product can be used at any step of the skincare routine, as well as for priming the face and setting makeup. It can even be thrown in the handbag for a refreshing pick-me-up throughout the day. The multi-purpose vitamin C mist of dreams (and have you seen how cute that bottle is??)

Oio Lab is changing the game with this hybrid serum-oil formulation, which works to even skin tone and maintain moisture levels and elasticity (think super youthful skin). This ultra-potent product is made with 15% vitamin C derivatives blended with organic, cold-pressed ingredients including borage, cranberry and wild rose seed oils. 

Never has #selfcare been higher on everyone’s list of priorities, and a sheet mask is an essential in any routine. The mask is made of 100% natural cotton, and uses niacinamide (a powerful vitamin C derivative) to brighten dark spots, hydrate and nourish. 
Vitamin C is just one of the powerful ingredients that this detoxifying mask uses to clarify and brighten skin, leaving soft skin that glows from within. Holy Grail Beauty combines naturally derived and scientifically formulated ingredients to ensure that the customer never has to choose between natural and effective skincare, and the Detoxifying Clay Mask is a perfect example of this.

The benefits of vitamin C are not limited to the face, and this body oil harnesses the benefits of this wonder ingredient to firm, soften and nourish top to toe. The Sofia Latif line is entirely vegan, cruelty free, and waterless; caring for the planet and skin, without compromising on results - win win!
A highly-innovative method of delivering a hit of vitamin C directly to the bloodstream, these transdermal skin patches can be used on many different areas of the body, so you can get a dose of vitamins as discreetly as you like! Glutathione is known to help absorption of vitamin C and this dynamic duo gives a boost to energy levels, as well as supporting the immune system.

Ancient + Brave’s drinkable hit of vegan goodness contains collagen-specific amino acids, plant proteins, botanical extracts and buffered vitamin C, which all work to support the immune system, metabolism and liver function. The high level of probiotic fibre also helps with gut health and provides an excellent source of protein - what’s not to love?

Words: Emilia Henson