Winter skin care: 7 vitamin C products to protect your complexion
We all know vitamin C is beneficial for our bods and immune systems, but it also has a positive effect on our skin.
When it comes to complexions, it helps defend against pollution and cellular- oxidisation. The damage to cells by free radicals — triggered by the UV radiation in sunlight and pollution, among other things — causes signs of ageing, like lines and dehydrated skin.
As the body is unable to produce vitamin C itself, it relies on products, as well as food and drink, to keep quantities up.
Here’s our round-up of the best vit-c packed products to load up on for skin protection…
Vitamin C Paste, £32, LIXIRSKIN
A natty little product to work into your mindful morning routine; maybe let it do its work while you make your lemon water. With vit c in acid form, 10% L Ascorbic Acid, it brightens and tightens the skin by removing dead skin, targeting free radicals and boosting collagen. And bonus, it a provides a natural sunscreen against UVA and UVB rays.
Truth Serum, £42, Ole Henriksen
This hero product is a vit-packed must. The mini size (which is more ‘affordable’) is a ideal for holiday packing if you’re jetting off for some winter sun.
Super Glow, £24, Lixirskin
Though it has almost no scent, this serum packs a brightening punch and evens skin tone.
Vitamin C with Grape Seed Serum, £39, Alpha-H
A neat little bottle for Santa to pop in your stocking this Christmas, to boost skin protection with noticeable results.
Pure Vitamin C10 serum, £38, La Roche-Posay
C-Firma Day Serum, £67, Drunk Elephant
Free from all the usual crap that makes its way into our skincare including, what founder Tiffany Masterson calls, the ‘Suspicious 6’ e.g. essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes and SLSs, it smoothes, evens and glow-boosts complexions.
Stabilised Vitamin C Serum, £45, The Organic Pharmacy
Part of The Organic Pharmacy’s specialised serum range, this neat little 15% Vitamin C formula brightens and evens skin tone, while combating signs of anti-ageing.