Naturally, we all want our skin to look radiant and refreshed as we head towards summertime. The problem is that many of us are still experiencing the after-effects of wind, central heating, and low humidity. Not only that, but we’re also having to adapt to the changing seasons, and, quite honestly, it takes time.
Unfortunately, all too often, skin is the victim. It’s not uncommon to suffer rough texture, blemishes, dullness, and dryness at this time of year. If that sounds familiar, it's about time you considered Vitamin C. We’re not talking about taking a supplement. Oh no! What’s needed in this case is an intensive corrective Vitamin C Serum to put these common skin complaints to bed once and for all.
What are the Benefits of Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is an essential component of any daily skincare ritual. It’s a multipurpose product that targets ageing, hydration, skin tone and pigmentation and offers many benefits including:
· Skin-brightening properties
· Increase in collagen production
· Boosts the effects of SPF
· Antioxidant protection
· Calms skin inflammation
· Minimises signs of skin ageing
· Evens skin tone, pigmentation, and discolouration
· Help to retain moisture and keep skin hydrated
Vitamin C is usually applied to the skin via a serum. Molecules within serums are much smaller so there’s a much higher concentration and they can penetrate the skin more deeply.
The Best Vitamin C Serums for Summer
Dr. Barbara Sturm’s THE GOOD C VITAMIN C SERUM
This innovative formulation uses zinc to transport three skin-friendly forms of Vitamin C into the skin. These are Oil-soluble Vitamin C THD, synthetic Vitamin C in glucosidic form plus Kakadu Plum extract, a potent source of plant- based Vitamin C.
This potent trio make it the ideal product to target uneven pigmentation and uneven skin tone. It also has powerful antioxidant action to prevent premature ageing and future age-spots and it supports healthy collagen production. Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid have also been added, providing intensive moisture and hydration to combat dry skin. With regular use, skin looks gloriously healthy, radiant, and youthful looking.
Obagi Professional-C Serum 10%
Results from clinical studies demonstrated that Obagi Professional-C Serum penetrates the epidermis and dermis significantly better than most other Vitamin C serums. The secret behind its supreme efficacy is that this gentle, yet rich serum has been formulated with 10% L-ascorbic Acid. In layman’s terms, that’s Vitamin C in its most potent form.
This is a great product for sensitive, dry, or irritated skin or if you’ve never tried an Obagi Professional-C Serum before. It gives instant radiance and on application, skin immediately feels calmed and refreshed. With regular use, you’ll also notice that skin becomes visibly smoother, more hydrated and skin inflammation, irregular pigmentation and signs of ageing are all minimised.
Swisscode Pure Vitamin F Forte
If you’re in need of something that beautifully nourishes dry to very dry skin, you can stop looking!
Formulated with an exceptionally high concentration of Omega-6 fatty acid in a pure, clear, and gently powerful gel form, this hydrates skin overnight whilst you sleep. Highly effective ingredients work with the skin’s natural defences, restoring the natural lipid system to form a protective barrier. Moisture is locked in, whilst simultaneously reducing water loss. After use, expect skin to feel smooth, supple, hydrated, and ultra-soothed.
SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF
This is no ordinary Vitamin C serum. After all, it took 6 long, hard years of intensive research and development to create this potent formulation. The result is an incredible daily anti-aging treatment for oily skin.
Packed with Silymarin, an optimised concentration of milk thistle plant, this antioxidant rich serum protects skin from future damage. It expertly targets loss of firmness, spots, and expression lines, caused by free radicals and environmental factors such as weather, chemicals, and pollutants. The synergistic combination of antioxidants within this serum also means that its results are far superior to single antioxidant serums.
MZ Skin Brighten & Perfect 10% Vitamin C Corrective Serum
An exceptionally fast-acting, luxuriously rich Vitamin C serum, perfect for addressing visible effects of sun-damage, skin tone imperfections and premature ageing.
What makes it so effective? It’s all down to a dynamic mixture of actives combined with an optimal dosage of 10% stabilised Vitamin C. This corrective serum visibly improves skin elasticity and promotes collagen production, essential for supple, elastic, firmer and more resilient skin. Not only that but it leaves skin wonderfully brightened, refreshed, and restored. Apply under your day cream for an instant luminous effect.