Vitamin C is great for not just boosting immunity but skin too. And no matter how many oranges you're loading up on, sometimes you need a little more than that. We're ardent lovers of Vitamin C skincare products because they are rich in antioxidants and they lighten hyperpigmentation. So, here is a round-up of our favourite Vitamin C products.
10 Skincare Products With The Goodness Of Vitamin C That You Need
BareAir Brightening Face Wash With Vitamin C
BareAir's Vitamin C can awaken any sleepyhead honestly and that's what makes it awesome. We like that it brightens dull skin and on regular usage, it can fix any hyperpigmentation and marks. For one thing, you can kick acne goodbye. This brand is paraben and sulfate-free so let's just say this citrusy goodness is a keeper. And for a reason!
User Ratings: This one has 4.9/5 on Nykaa and 3.6/5 on Amazon
LBB Tip: While they say most times application once a day is enough, this one is best used twice a day.
Dot & Key Glow Reviving Vitamin C Pink Clay Mask
15 minutes of a date night with this pink clay mask is all you need! Dot & Key's face masks are quite effective and we like this one because it has the goodness of pink clay and Vitamin C. It also has Kakadu Plum, which is an antiageing ingredient. This chemical-free product works on reducing pigmentation and offers intense hydration. Plus, like every good Vitamin C product out there it keeps free radical damage at bay. Sounds like a hero to us!
User Rating: With over 700 reviews on Nykaa, this one still scores 4.3/5 and on Amazon comes in with 4/5 of 700 reviews
LBB Tip: Different from usual Vitamin C, this one also gets the vitamin from Acerola Cherry that is helps the skin stay youthful and tight. This ingredient also reduces hyperpigmentation and skin dullness.
Vitamin C Night Serum With Hyaluronic Acid & White Lotus
Here's another serum that is under the budget roof. Pilgrim's most-loved Vitamin C Night Serum is loaded with hyaluronic acid and white lotus which prevents premature aging and reduces pigmentation. Plus, it's got argan oil and we don't have to tell you how great it is for your skin. This serum can be used three to four nights a week. We generally mix a drop or two along with our night cream for the best results.
User Rating: With 4.2/5 of 3052 ratings on Nykaa, this one is a hot seller! Plus, 4.6/5 on their own website too.
LBB Tip: If you're still hesitant about serums, and how to use it, here's a handy video on how to use this product.
Dr. Sheths Amla Vitamin C Serum
Formulated mainly for the Indian skin type that is constantly exposed to sun and dust, here's your chance to protect your skin from sunspots, pollution and damage by using this brand's Vitamin C serum that has the goodness of amla packed into it. This is paraben-free, sulphate-free and helps in repairing your skin. We advise you to use this twice a day, before you apply your sunscreen for the best results as you head out for the day.
User Rating: 3.8/5 on Nykaa and 4/5 on Amazon
LBB Tip: Don't expect results overnight. In fact, this one is rather mild, so takes a while for it to show results. But most cases, the results are visibly and long lasting.
Kiara Cosmetics Sorbet Moisturizer
When stress levels peak and when your skin starts to act up as a result, here is your chance to take one back from your stress by having these sorbet moisturising gels that don't just have any vitamin, but an entire vitamin tree. With an adequate aqua content, all you have to do is use this gel after you wash your face/ skin in general for a cool fresh start.
LBB Tip: This one was a personal recommendation from someone on Team LBB, who picked this for their acne-prone skin. It's great to use if you are not using any other skin treatment, as it is fairly mild. But still, do a patch test before using freely.
Vitamin C Face Serum With Ferulic Acid
The Derma Co has this Vitamin C face serum that you can use for both day and night and it helps in reducing dark spots and blemishes. Because Vitamin C has good anti-oxidant properties, this is good when you are stepping out to protect your face against UV rays. The serum also has Ferulic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid with the latter being good to keep the skin hydrated.
Rating: With 4.4/5 on Nykaa and and 3.9/5 on Amazon
LBB Tip: While 3-5 drops of serum seems a lot, this one strangely lasts longer than most other serums. Don't over use this though as it's got a fair amount of chemicals.
Earth Rhythm's Clear Skin Face Serum With 20% Vitamin C
Earth Rhythm's face serum has 20 per cent Vitamin C which is helpful in boosting collagen synthesis and also thanks to its antioxidant properties, it'll help with the natural skin regeneration process. The serum also has Bio Retinol that's helpful in the fight against skin ageing and Salicylic Acid which is a keratolytic or a peeling agent to help with removing dead skin from pores.
Rating: 4.9/5 on Nykaa and 3.6 on Amazon
LBB Tip: This one can be used during the day as well, but if you do use it during the day, then you'll need to also use a night serum as it doesn't last the whole 24 hours.
Oriental Botanics Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash
Oriental Botanics has this foaming face wash that's rich in Vitamin C and consists of all-natural and organic ingredients ensuring a clean skin routine. Vitamin C is extracted from Kakadu Plum and also has orange peel and lemon extracts to increase its effectiveness. The result is a cleaner face and a refreshing feel with the skin feeling fresh and supple.
Rating: 4.9 on Amazon and Nykaa
Plum Mandarin & Vitamin C Serum Glow Boost
For a proper glow up, this quick-absorbing Vitamin C & Mandarin face serum is ideal. Not only do the reviews show that it works fairly quickly in making your skin smooth and glowing, but in the longer term, it also helps the damaged skin heal thanks to the antioxidants it is packed with. And if the Japanese are known for anything it's their youthful skin, and this one comes with the goodness of those Japanese mandarins! Plus, the brand is vegan and paraben free, always, so that is a bonus.
Rating: A best-seller on Nykaa with a 4.4 rating of over 3,000 votes and 4.1 on Amazon with about 2,645 votes, you can trust this one.
LBB Tip: Vitamin C loses effectiveness when exposed to sunlight, so when you store this one, make sure it's away from sunlight.
Minimalist 10% Vitamin C Face Serum
Made with a version of Vitamin C that has 86% pure Vitamin C content, this one is highly effective, albeit made from chemicals. It also packs in Centella water to soothe and heal skin though, so is good for you even if you have acne-prone skin. While the brand does say it's good for all skin types, we used this one, and recommend it more for normal and dehydrated skin. If you have skin problems, do get your dermatologist to approve first.
Rating: 4.3/5 on Nykaa and 4.2 on Amazon, the sheer number on both websites indicates the popularity of this one.
LBB Tip: This one also takes a bit longer to show results, so wait a minimum of 8 weeks before expecting the mirror to show you something different!