Cold and flu season is upon us, and nothing beats Vitamin C for its natural immune-boosting properties this time of year. It’s no secret that making sure we get enough of this essential nutrient in our diets is good for our health — but did you know that it’s great for our skin too?
Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that evens out skin tone and brightens the complexion, while at the same time diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you want to glow from the inside out this winter, consider adding a little C to your skincare routine. Here are five ways you can harness the power of this potent, skin-soothing vitamin.
When you wash your face with Ofra Cosmetics Foaming Vitamin C Cleanser, you’ll be left with a clean slate that radiates. The soothing, hypoallergenic formula gently cleanses away makeup and other impurities, and protects your skin against harmful environmental pollutants. It’s safe for sensitive skin, and can be used both day and night.
Just a few spritzes of InstaNatural Vitamin C Toner will make you feel like you’ve just left the spa. The hydrating, pore-shrinking facial mist harnesses the skin-brightening power of Vitamin C with an age-defying, plant-based fusion of witch hazel, MSM, and lavender and geranium oils. This dynamic blend of botanicals will leave your skin feeling refreshed, and perfectly primed for absorbing serums and moisturizers.
Serums deliver a high concentration of Vitamin C and other active ingredients in just a few drops. Timeless Skin Care 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum is packed with a powerhouse of skin-plumping ingredients, boosting collagen production for that coveted youthful glow. For oilier skin, Timeless Skin Care HA Vitamin C Serum fights wrinkles with its non-greasy, skin-pleasing formula. If dullness is getting you down, feather-light Ursa Major Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum will uplift your skin (and your spirits) with its gravity-defying, firming properties. InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum uses a unique blend of skin-brightening natural oils, botanical extracts and plant stem cells to even out tone and texture, ideal for layering under a moisturizer.
If you want to give your skin the royal treatment, Ofra Cosmetics Talia Mar Royalty Vitamin C Moisturizer is a velvety, fragrance-free cream that’s fit for the face of a queen. Vitamin C works in conjunction with Sweet almond, marula, and olive oil to lock in moisture, protect your face from the elements, prevent future breakouts, and get your skin glowing. Better yet, it’s cruelty-free, vegan, and suitable for all skin types.
5. Night Cream
If you’re looking for a way to catch up on your “beauty sleep”, let Acure Radically Rejuvenating Whipped Night Cream work the night shift on your face. This whipped superfood moisturizer provides targeted overnight rejuvenation with a blend of Vitamin C, multi-peptides, ferulic acid, and glacial glycoproteins which hydrate and soothe tired skin.