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This just in, I’m obsessed with Vitamin C! I learned about the importance of putting Vitamin C on my skin last year, and since then, I have been very diligent about applying it before bed, and the results have been nothing short of amazing! Typically when I get a blemish, it leaves me with an ugly scar in it’s wake, but since I’ve started using a Vitamin C serum, cream and/or oil(s), I’ve noticed that all of my acne scares have faded and my complexion looks brighter overall. Some of the other benefits of incorporating a Vitamin C product into your skincare routine include: a more even skin texture, boosting collagen production and neutralizing free radicals. As a fashion and beauty influencer you can imagine that I get to try A LOT of products, but not all Vitamin C products are created equal. It has been said that serums are more effective than creams because they get more absorbed into your skin, but I personally love to use a serum and a night cream together, so below I’ve listed a variety of my favorites. Today I’m sharing my top 5 that I use interchangeably and they have been making my skin look and feel its absolute best.
My favorite thing about this Korres serum is that it has a slight identity crisis, and by that I mean it has drops of oil in it. Say what!? Are you an oil or a serum or a magic potion!? Well it’s kind of all of the above, and my skin really, really likes it. Most serums leave your skin feeling a bit sticky afterwards (which is normal), but this Korres serum leaves a slight oily texture that I just can’t get enough of. Sometimes when my skin is feeling really dry I skip the serum in favor of Korres’ Vitamin C Brightening oil, and it works like a charm too! I always have a dewy glow when I wake up in the morning.
Vichy’s LiftActiv is the first highly-concentrated vitamin C product that I have ever used. It comes in a tiny bottle (about the size of my thumb) and one little drop goes a long way. I love to use it after I exfoliate because it makes my skin tingle a little bit, almost as if to say “I contain Vitamin C, hear me roar”.
MaryKay’s TimeWise replenishing serum and Vitamin C Activating squares are an absolutely delightful combination. The serum alone offers an easy Vitamin C boost, but when you open up one of the Vitamin C squares and add it to the mix, it makes it even more powerful! The square dissolves into the vitamin C like magic and glides easily over my skin. It’s almost as amazing to watch the square disappear as it is to watch my hyper pigmentation and acne scars disappear!
I tried Ole Henrikson’s C-Rush Brightening creme last year, and I was using it as a night cream (without a serum) and my favorite thing about this product was the texture. Most night creams have a bit of weight to them, and tend to be really thick and heavy, but this is a hybrid between a cream and a gel. It feels absolutely delightful on my skin and I love the wonderful citrus smell. If you want a night cream and a vitamin c product in one I highly recommend it!
I used Murad’s Active Radiance Serum in conjunction with their entire orange line and if you know Murad, then you know that their different colored lines are for different skincare concerns. I loved that this serum was lightweight but almost had a lotion-like feel to it. Since this product contains 50x the potency of their prior generations, it is a great option if you are new to the skincare trend and want to add only one Vitamin C product to your skincare regimen.
Now that you’ve gotten the skinny on skincare are you going to think about incorporating a Vitamin C product into your skincare routine? I promise you won’t regret it!
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