Senior Beauty Writer
Vitamin C is a powerhouse ingredient and if it's not already part of your daily routine, you need to make some changes right away! The difference Vitamin C can make to your routine is often understated and underrated.
Vitamin C and Health
Vitamin C improves your heart health, regulates blood pressure and blood sugar levels. A mood-booster by nature, it also boosts immunity, helps treat allergies. PS: it also helps in weight loss amongst many other health benefits.
Vitamin C and Skin
Vitamin C helps deal with our most common concerns. It evens out your skin tone, improves hydration, makes your skin look younger. Used in most potent serums, Vit C helps fades scars and blemishes.
It is important that you include Vitamin C rich foods in your diet, and add in a vitamin C supplement to ensure you reap maximum benefits from this superfood.
Here are some game changing products containing Vitamin C that deserve your attention, and money!
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The Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster is definitely the simplest way to add Vitamin C to your routine without changing anything. This is a 10% concentrated solution of Vitamin C, you can add a few drops of it to your favourite moisturizer.
The Mario Badescu Vit C Serum is a 7.5% concentrate of pure vitamin C in the form of a lightweight quick absorbing serum. It will help brighten your skin and correct any discolouration. Use this serum as the first step in your skincare regime.
The Body Shop Vitamin C moisturiser is a light-weight, gel based moisturiser. With regular usage, it will give your skin a healthy lit from within glow. It works well under your make-up and smells divine!
The Body Shop
Boost your daily intake of Vitamin C with these chewable tablets. Do consult your physician before you decide to take any kind of supplements though.
VC15 is a dermatologist-favorite Vitamin C serum. The formula packs a punch with 15% of pure Vit C. Easily available at pharmacies, this serum is best suited for use in your P.M. skincare routine. It’s slightly on the heavier side, but with regular use this one’s going to be on your must-have list.
VC20 is a gel version of the VC15 Serum. It’s has a 20% concentration in the formula and it is gel based. Best suited for those with oily skin.
A cult favorite, highly rated vitamin C cream, this one from the ordinary gives combines the goodness of Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to smoothen, brighten and plump up your skin. It might sting a little for the first few applications, The Ordinary website says this is normal so you don't have to worry). The formula is slightly gritty and would be best suited for night-time skincare routines. I love to mix it in with a serum to make the formula less gritty.
The Cover FX Infusion drops are packed with the goodness of Vitamin C and lemongrass essential oil. A great way to use this is to add a drop or two to your foundation and moisturizer. You could also use it as a moisturizer if you have dry skin. For combination or oily skin, take a few drops of this and dab it onto your skin as the final step of your skincare routine.
All these products are safe to be used both during the day and night, but don’t forget to apply a good SPF.
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