The Best New Vitamin C Serums to Brighten Your Skin

by Melissa Chew
LIFESTYLE  |  October 17, 2019
  • Vitamin C is known to fight signs of ageing and prevent acne. Here are the latest vitamin C-containing serums for your skincare.
    1 / 8 Vitamin C is known to fight signs of ageing and prevent acne. Here are the latest vitamin C-containing serums for your skincare.

    Ask any skincare expert or dermatologist and they will tell you that vitamin C is the one skincare ingredient that everyone and anyone should incorporate into their skincare routine. The reason? It is the ultimate hardworking ingredient that offers multiple benefits for the skin – boosting collagen production, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, evening out and brightening skin tone, minimising blemishes and preventing the occurrence of acne breakouts.

    Ready to listen to those experts? We’ve lined up the latest vitamin C serums ripe for your picking.

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  • Allies of skin Vitamin C 35% Collagen Rebuilding Serum, $175 for 30ml
    2 / 8 Allies of skin Vitamin C 35% Collagen Rebuilding Serum, $175 for 30ml

    from Sephora

    With a waterless formula and an impressive 35 per cent concentration of vitamin C, this potent serum promises to give skin a visible glow as it zaps blemishes, repairs cellular damage, fights inflammation and smooths skin’s texture. The formula also has other antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase and gluthathione to strengthen the potency of the vitamin C.

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  • Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum, $45 for 15ml
    3 / 8 Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Juice Antioxidant Face Serum, $45 for 15ml

    from Fresh

    Beyond how fruity and energising this face serum smells, it also boasts over 480,0000 nutrient-rich microbubbles that encapsulate vitamins, minerals, fruit and vegetable extracts to give skin a nutrition and hydration boost with a huge dose of antioxidants that protect skin from further damage. Talk about food for your skin.

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  • Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, $114 for 30ml
    4 / 8 Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, $114 for 30ml

    from Sephora

    Mixing different forms of vitamin C – 15 per cent l-ascorbic acid, 0.5 per cent ferulic acid – for an ideal potency, this helps to neutralise pollution, environmental stressors and the damaging effects of free radicals for fresher, glowier, younger-looking and healthier skin. What’s more, added pumpkin ferment extract and pomegranate enzyme also makes it super hydrating, replenishing skin’s lipids.

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  • Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum, $150 for 50ml
    5 / 8 Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum, $150 for 50ml

    from Sephora

    The vitamin C in this serum comes from Amazonian Camu Camu berry, which boasts 30 times more vitamin C compared to an orange. In this formula, the highly concentrated vitamin C is better absorbed into skin as it is formulated to have a lower molecular weight. This makes it more efficient in kickstarting natural collagen production, brightening, smoothing and firming the skin.

    (Also read: Why Argan Oil is Like A Potion For Your Hair and Skin)

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  • Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, $52 for 10ml
    6 / 8 Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, $52 for 10ml

    from Watsons

    As powerful as vitamin C is, its efficacy can be further when it is formulated with vitamin E — and this serum does exactly that. Combining vitamin C and E and adding hyaluronic acid and the brand’s Thermal Spring Water, this serum is said to transform skin in 10 days, making it radiant, plump and flawless.

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  • Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil, $56 for 15ml
    7 / 8 Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil, $56 for 15ml

    from Sephora

    This nourishing face oil is infused with glow-enhancing vitamin C meticulously blended in a base of cold-pressed, red raspberry and evening primrose seed oils to not only brighten, even out and hydrate skin, but also calm and soothe dryness, inflammation and irritation.

    (Also read: 7 Body and Hair Mists You Need to Smell Fresh After Lunch Or Gym)

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  • IDS C-Plus, $150 for 30ml
    8 / 8 IDS C-Plus, $150 for 30ml

    from Robinsons

    A warrior that helps skin fight all signs of ageing, this potent vitamin C serum is supercharged with a specialised delivery system and skin-loving complex to ensure that it activates skin from within. This gives it effective antioxidant action, protecting skin against free radical damage, and at the same time awakening collagen production to make skin smooth and wrinkle-free with a lit-from-within glow.

    (Also read: Best Serums For Dull, Dry Skin)

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