Summer is around the corner which means less is more. Less clothing means more of your skin will be on display for the world to see. Following a dry winter, your face and body may need a skincare pick-me-up in the form of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that works to brighten the complexion, boost collagen production and even plump the skin. It can be found in a variety of cleansers, serums, moisturizers and soaps that claim to help with dark spots and acne. To give you a head start on the summer glow, we’ve curated the ultimate Vitamin C shopping list from our favorite brands like Ole Henriksen and Glossier. Including vitamin C in your morning or night beauty routine is essential to keep your skin vibrant and wrinkle-free. The top pick from the bunch is Peter Thomas Roth‘s Potent-C Targeted Spot Brightener. Its formula is packed with a concentration of 10-percent vitamin C which works quickly to reduce discoloration after 12 weeks of use.
When using active ingredients like vitamin C it’s important to also wear sunscreen so be sure to peep our expert’s guide. Scroll through the gallery below to find your new staple brightening product from Sunday Riley, Youth to the People and more.
Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Targeted Brightener, available at Nordstrom for $58 USD
Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask, available at Sephora for $68 USD
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C & Turmeric Face Oil, available at Barney’s for $40 USD
Volition Strawberry-C Brightening Serum, available at Sephora for $42 USD
Ole Henriksen C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer, available at Sephora for $45 USD
Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate & Glow Dream Mask, available at Sephora for $48 USD
Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum, available at Glow Recipe for $49 USD
Glossier Super Glow Serum, available at Glossier for $28 USD
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%, available at Sephora for $6 USD
Lush Sexy Peel Soap, available at Lush for $7 USD