The best vitamin C skincare buys for boosting brightness

The best vitamin C skincare buys for boosting brightness

The perks of incorporating vitamin C into your skincare routine are no secret – we’ll bet you’re all well aware of its pigmentation-fighting and brightness-boosting benefits.

But with beauty brands across the board also aware of these impressive features, fresh vit-C-centric products are dropping on the daily, making it real tricky to narrow down which of the many options is the right fit for your face.

We’ve rounded up our standout favourites for every step – from clever capsules to brightening boosters, here are the best vitamin C skincare buys on the market.

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Cleanser: Murad

Murad Essential-C Cleanser ($60,

Remove dirt, restore moisture and revive radiance with this antioxidant-rich cleanser.

Exfoliant: The Body Shop

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser

A gentle cleansing polish packed with soothing aloe vera, jojoba particles for light exfoliation, and glow-enhancing vit-C.

Toner: Trilogy

Trilogy Vitamin C Energising Mist Toner

Spritz your way to balanced, brightened skin with this zesty blend of vitamin C and mandarin and tangerine oils.

Serum: La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10 Serum

Glow isn’t the only thing this silky serum takes care of; it also works overtime in the wrinkle-smoothing department.

Capsules: Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum

Into single serve skincare? Us too. Each of these ultra-potent capsules contains the ideal daily dose of vit-C. Very impressive.

Moisturiser: Ole Henriksen

Ole Henriksen C-Rush Brightening Gel Creme ($60,

This stress, pollution and fatigue-fighting formula eliminates signs of dullness and dehydration.

Booster: Clinique

Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%

Mix two drops of this brightening booster with your moisturiser for a serious lift in luminosity.

Mask: Skin Physics

Skin Physics Oxygen-C Gentle Vitamin C Exfoliating Mask

A gentle exfoliating mask that harnesses vit-C’s brightening abilities, while also removing dead skin cells.

Tint: Andalou

Andalou Vitamin C BB Beauty Balm Sheer Tint SPF 30

This sheer mineral skin tint offers coverage, care and added sun protection in one luminising hit.


Eye Cream: Dermalogica

Dermalogica BioLumin-C Eye Serum

This supercharged eye serum brightens, firms and works to combat fine lines.

Main image credit: @elizabetharden Do you use vitamin C in your skincare routine? Which products are your favourites?

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  1. Ooh awesome compilation!! Love a good vitamin C based treatment ♡ have used all of the body shop's vitamin c range, looove their glow boost moisturiser it is like orange sorbet!!
    Trilogy's energising mist is one of my faves, love the tingly bubbly sensation it provides, so invigorating!!
    I am eyeing off Ole Henriksen's vitamin c range and Clinique's vitamin c booster, that's definitely on the wishlist.

  2. Unfortunately for myself, I can react to Vitamin C & all their derivatives, so I have to be careful if & when I incorporate a Vitamin C based product into my beauty routine. I have found I can incorporate it better in a mask form, rather than a cleanser or moisturiser (there's 2 Andalou masks I can use without my skin going haywire).

  3. I've only started using Vitamin C products in the past six months. At present I'm using the La Roche-Posay Vitamin C10 Serum and the Elizabeth Arden Capsules. I also have the Skin Physics Vitamin C Mist Toner.

  4. I’ve used a Body Shop vitamin c boost in the past, it was like a primer (and here it shows and describes the polish but the title is moisturiser!). Years ago I used an Avon one and it really cleared up my pigmentation.

  5. I love the EA retinol and will definitely give the Vitamin C a try in future in the capsule form.
    Have used a few-Kora, ASAP and a few others. Okay but nothing really mind blowing so far for the prices

  6. Ha, there is a new Dermal transfer serum from Mayerling, 15% pure VitC with some other stuff. Interesting product….will get to try samples asap I've got recently, this article reminded me!

  7. Heaps of fresh raw fruits and fruity veg daily is a must with added nutty seed stuff! You are what you eat, so better it be fruity nut. Topical application however has an extra effect on the skin. People with certain damage (like mine from 3.5 decades of sun worship) see benefits like: improved shedding of dead skin cells, smoother skin, brightening overall. Some even more. I eat heaps of vitC, but topical application is needed for external correction.

  8. I have heard great things about vitamin c in skincare. I have an overnight cream that contains vitamin c, it is the last of my Avon creams.
    I see Skin Physics have an exfoliating face mask I would love to try.

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