Vitamin C is the hot new ingredient in face creams thanks to its brightening effects and ability to refine skin tone and lessen the look of pigmentation.
Products with this super vitamin don’t come cheap though, so you want to be sure you’re choosing the right one! I’ve rounded up the best of the best Vitamin C face creams that really perform, according to reviews.
C-Rush™ Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer - $45
Ole Henriksen, known for his celebrity clientele at his Hollywood spa, has a natural skincare collection which includes this Vitamin C face cream which is most loved for its brightening effects on the face. Some reviewers even claim this product color corrects the skin.
The gel creme is ultra-moisturizing and not at all greasy.
This is probably the best-priced Vitamin C face cream on this list that is a top performer.
Vitamin C Ester Brightening Serum - $69
Perricone MD creates a Vitamin C face cream brightening serum helps to even out skin tone and alleviate dullness.
You can even use this product to smooth out vertical lip lines to prevent lipstick from feathering.
82% of testers noticed reduced sun damage and sun spots with this product after four weeks of use.
Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA - $88
Another brightening serum, this Vitamin C face cream from Tatcha has a high 20% concentration of Vitamin C, meaning you will likely see better results more quickly. What’s not to like about that!
Reviewers rave about brighter and even skin tone, disappearing pores, and plumped fine lines.
BioLumin-C Vitamin C Serum - $87
One of the standout benefits of this product is how smooth it makes the skin. You can also expect to enjoy smaller pores and disappearing sun spots.
Expect this product to go on slightly tacky and leave your hands with sticky residue, but according to reviewers this stuff really works!
White Marble Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel Exfoliator - $100
Erno Laszlo makes a vitamin C face cream that is made up of an advanced two-step process to help fade dark spots and discoloration.
First, apply the exfoliating peel to the skin and massage for three minutes to properly prep the skin. Then massage the activator in over the peel for one minute. This can be used weekly to help renew your skin tone.
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate Serum - $65
Kiehl’s Vitamin C face cream is a powerful serum that has been recently reformulated for increased potency.
An additional 2% has been added to its already 10.5% pure Vitamin C to help reduce fine lines and improve the skin’s radiance and texture. While this is still not as potent as Tatcha’s serum, it is still well reviewed.
Vitamin C Serum - $45
Mario Badescu’s Vitamin C serum is designed to be applied every other evening, due to its potent ascorbic acid formula.
This product should help with hydration, brightness and help to diminish acne and scaring. This is a good Vitamin C product at a fair price point.
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