#nofilter by Denise Smith
The honest beauty column
WHETHER you’re fixated on hyperpigmentation, sagging skin or need to boost your vitality, vitamin C is the backbone of a solid skincare routine. It’s the superhero ingredient nobody should live without. Here are some of the best vitamin C serums and moisturisers for brighter skin.
Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Anti-aging Serum, €76
IF you’re in the market for smoother, brighter skin, then this is for you. This high-potency serum isn’t a face lift in a jar, but it will soften the appearance of wrinkles, support skin elasticity and fight environmental damage. And honestly, what else could you ask for?
Hyaluronic acid helps to lock in hydration, supporting plump, bouncy skin, while multiple forms of vitamin C help brighten the skin and fight visible signs of dullness and fatigue
Nip+Fab Vitamin C Fix Tonic, €18
GLOW for it with this skin brightening tonic best used after cleansing in the evening.
The refreshing formula contains vitamin C to boost skin radiance, lactic acid to gently polish away dead skin and hydrating panthenol for a healthier looking complexion in just one sweep.
Nails Inc Party Recharge Refreshing Vitamin C Under Eye Masks, €22.40
FOR those days when you and your bags need a lift, only a glistening under-eye mask will do. Each cooling hydrogel mask is swirling with light-catching shimmer, along with nourishing ingredients to de-puff and brighten dark circles. There are 20 pairs in the pot, so get ready for non-stop sparkle.
Skin Ingredients Skin Protein Pro-Ageing Vitamin A + C Serum, €55
CREATED by Jennifer Rock, aka The Skin Nerd, this serum is like a genie (in a red bottle). Skin Protein grants three wishes: tighter, brighter and smoother skin.
Simply slather the lightweight lotion on your face, neck and chest AM and PM to address everything from darkness to dullness and wrinkles to white heads. The refillable tube is good for the planet as well as your skin.
Garnier Fresh-Mix Brightening Face Sheet Mask with Vitamin C for Dull Uneven Skin, €4.99
Mask up because you need a shot of hydration. Enriched with vitamin C, this cheap as chips mask leaves the skin looking brighter and skin complexion looking more even so add it to your self-care routine immediately.
Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Brighten Sleep and Reveal Night Cream, €19.45
UPGRADE your beauty sleep with this dream night cream. It goes to work while you snooze, providing moisture and vitality to the skin.
Powered by vitamin C to provide antioxidant protection and fight the signs of ageing, as well as tomato and liquorice extracts to help combat the signs of ageing, the gorgeous citrus-scented product is definitely one to add to cart.
Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Repair Crème, €81.50
IT’S the end of January, pay day is here, so I am encouraging you to indulge, if not for you, then for your skin.
Pricey, yes, but oh so worth it. The restorative night cream is crammed with the renowned antioxidant, as well as ceramides and hyaluronic acid, to reduce the signs of stress, fatigue and ageing. Massage it in before hitting the hay.
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, €58
TURN that frown upside down because I’ve found the next best thing to Botox. Formulated with 12.5pc pure vitamin C, this water-free concentrate promises visible results in just two weeks and is even suitable for those with super-sensitive skin. Apply morning and night, and just a heads-up, you may notice a feeling of warmth as it does its thing.
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