Are you hiding behind layers of foundation and concealer in an effort to give the illusion that you have flawless skin? Are you wishing that your complexion was even, bright and clear? Well, just stop it with all that heavy makeup. Break the cycle! Kiss those dark spots, uneven pigmentation and dull, lackluster skin goodbye with a regular dose of Vitamin C.
No, don’t go and overdose on Vitamin C supplements — what your skin is craving is healthy dose of topical Vitamin C. A natural antioxidant that comes in various forms (stable and unstable) that each possess distinct individual properties, Vitamin C has been shown to reduce melanin formation and brighten skin when applied topically.
Look for Vitamin C in the form of l-ascorbic acid, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate,sodium ascorbyl phosphate or Vitamin C ester, known as ascorbyl palmitate.
So kick all that makeup to the curb and get your skin glowing with a mega-dose of C. And don’t forget to use a sunscreen daily!
Your best choices to C spot run
1. Double duty defenders:
Obagi Exfoliating Day Lotion SPF 12 $61 Obagi-skincare.com
Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment $88.20 Skincarerx.com
Lightens uneven skin tone and boosts skin luminosity with Vitamin C while blasting away lines and wrinkles with peptides.
2. Go Deep
Murad Active Radiance Serum $89 Murad.com
Resilient-C Complex™ maximizes collagen production and skin brightening while providing all-day free radical protection.
Vichy LIFTACTIV CxP TOTAL Radiance Serum $41 Vichyusa.com
Brighten and firm skin with a synergistic blend of Vitamin C and Monosaccharide R.
3. Au Natural
Avalon Organics Vitamin C Vitality Facial Serum $23.95 Walgreens.com
Activated Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate) energizes your complexion with improved circulation, clarity, tone and texture.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum $48 Olehenriksen.com
This high powered Vitamin C complex contains Licorice extract to even skin tone.