From my column at Jonesmag.com
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? Kiss those dark spots, uneven pigmentation and dull, lackluster skin goodbye with a regular dose of Vitamin C.
What your skin is craving is healthy dose of topical Vitamin C. A natural antioxidant that comes in various forms, 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
Gently exfoliates and accelerates surface skin cell turnover, brightening and smoothing the skin while hydrating and protecting it.
Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment
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
Resilient-C Complex™ maximizes collagen production and skin brightening while providing all-day free radical protection.
Vichy LIFTACTIV CxP TOTAL Radiance Serum Vichyusa.com
Brightens and firms skin with a synergistic blend of Vitamin C and Monosaccharide R.
3. Au Natural
Avalon Organics Vitamin C Vitality Facial Serum
Activated Vitamin C energizes your complexion with improved circulation, clarity, tone and texture.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
This high powered Vitamin C complex contains Licorice extract to even skin tone.