Brighten your face with these additions
You likely reach for a helping of fresh oranges or strawberries for your fix of immune-boosting vitamin C (particularly when you’re feeling under the weather), but a topical application of vitamin C can do wonders for your skin, too. Usually referred to as L-ascorbic acid in skin care, this ingredient is great for those with pigmentation or UV-damaged skin. Sound like something your skin needs? Here are five ways to up your (skin care) vitamin C intake.
With a serum
A great way to boost vitamin C levels in your skin care is with a concentrated serum that can be applied before your day or night moisturiser. Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum may look teeny tiny in size, but it’s packed with CoQ10, niacinamide and vitamin C to refine, smooth and brighten the skin’s surface. And a little goes a long way.
With a mask
Love a DIY pamper sesh at home? Instead of reaching for your usual hydrating face mask, pick one loaded with vitamin C instead, such as Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask Sheet. Inside, the sheets are infused with vitamin C and E and plant extracts to help reduce pigmentation in a matter of minutes.
With a powder
If you’re looking to supercharge your existing skin care routine, then a vitamin C powder could work perfectly for you. All you need to do is add a scoopful of Philosophy Turbo Booster Powder C to your favourite water-based serum or moisturiser daily to see the product work to its full potential.
With an oil
Whether you have dry, combination or oily skin, a hydrating face oil can easily boost moisture - and they’re quickly absorbed by thirsty skin. Combined with the nourishing properties of rosehip oil and macadamia, A'Kin Brightening Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C can address early signs of ageing, and diminish age spots and pigmentation when used regularly. Layer it over your favourite serum, or pop a drop into your foundation for a luminous finish.
With a moisturiser
A moisturiser containing vitamin C is a no-brainer solution for getting brighter skin. In addition to the antioxidant, Medik8 C-Tetra Cream also contains vitamin E to moisturise, hyaluronic acid to boost hydration levels, and glycerin to keep moisture locked in.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.