Just as a glass of fresh orange juice quenches our body’s thirst for vitamin C, a clean vitamin C serum can soak our skin with delicious anti-aging goodness!
By Irene Falcone
If there’s one ingredient you need to make sure it’s included in your clean beauty routine, it’s vitamin C. This antiaging superstar can actually benefit all skin types by rejuvenating our skin and protecting it from further damage, which is why it has become an absolute staple food and a daily must in my organic skin care routine. Read on for my 2021 guide to my top 7 facial serums fortified with skin-loving vitamin C.
Vitamin C skin benefits
Vitamin C is an important part of our diet. In clean beauty, vitamin C is known as a powerful lightening and antiaging ingredient that can both help correct existing damage to mature skin types and prevent premature aging. With its rich concentration of antioxidants, vitamin C is known for its ability to combat signs of aging and environmental damage such as hyperpigmentation, sun spots and uneven skin tone by reducing their appearance and stimulating skin cell renewal. It helps fight free radical damage caused by sun exposure and pollution. Free radicals are known to speed up the aging process by damaging the collagen in our skin, which can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, dull tone, and uneven texture. Vitamin C serums and skin care products can be beneficial for all ages and skin types, ensuring that our complexions look and feel youthful, fresh, smooth, and nourished
Top 7 clean vitamin C serums
1. KORA Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum
The KORA Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum is an extremely powerful burst of brightening goodness and combines 12% ascorbyl glucoside (stable vitamin C combined with glucose) with the vitamin C-rich super fruit complex from KORA – consisting of acerola cherry, cockatoo plum, noni fruit, orange peel – and lemon peel extracts. According to KORA, ascorbyl glucoside occurs naturally, comes from fruit enzymes and has a water-soluble structure that can be quickly and effectively absorbed by all skin types. When absorbed, it breaks down into L-ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C, the product used alone can break down in heat, light and oxygen.) With a slightly acidic pH of 3.8, which stimulates the skin’s natural renewal processes, KORA’s juicy superfruit complex is also combined with powerful ingredients like super moisturizing hyaluronic acid to lighten skin tone, tighten texture, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of dark spots. For use, apply 1 to 2 pumps to the skin each morning before moisturizing.
2. Retreatment Botanics Kakadu Brightening Serum
Developed by Olivia Newton-John and her team of natural skin care scientists for guests at Olivia’s Gaia Retreat & Spa, the Retreatment Botanics Kakadu Brightening Serum offers an intense boost of bioavailable vitamin C from Australian aborigines including Kakadu Plum, Finger Lime and Desert lime. This super-potent formulation is perfect for all skin types and also contains deeply moisturizing hyaluronic acid and aloe vera. It is light and non-greasy and is specially formulated to lighten and even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and tone the skin. Apply to damp skin mornings and evenings after cleansing to allow the active water-based vitamin C molecules to absorb. Leave on for 1-2 minutes, then apply with the usual moisturizer.
3. Retreatment Botanics Restore Serum
A powerful superfood face oil that is filled with antioxidants, essential omega-3 and 9 fatty acids and vitamins such as pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C and vitamin E thanks to natural and organic ingredients such as Amazonian Buriti Fruit. native sandalwood seeds, wild rosella flowers and cockatoo plum seed oils.
Ideal for normal to dry / dehydrated and mature skin. It is formulated to penetrate deeply into the skin for a glowing look without feeling greasy. Especially suitable for those who want to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and combat other signs of aging. The skin feels super soft and with a lively, radiant glow.
4. Biologi Bk Rejuvenation Eye Serum
The Biologi Bk Rejuvenation Eye Serum was specially developed for the eye area and contains 100% active cockatoo plum extract, a highly effective source of vitamin C as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich phytonutrients. This worldwide first, unique serum works against age spots, fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage, promotes collagen production and elasticity and evens skin tone and structure. This concentrated lightening serum is ideal for all skin types and is intended to correct existing damage as well as prevent further environmental damage. Use it morning and evening around the eye area in conjunction with your other Biologi-Serums. Be careful not to layer or overlap the serums as this can decrease or even cancel out the amount of vitamin C released to the skin. You can find more information in our Biologi-Skin questions and answers about care.
5. 100% pure vitamin C serum
The 100% pure vitamin C serum is ideal for all skin types and contains stabilized vitamin C in the form of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, which brightens the skin tone and firms its texture. With a base of soothing aloe, this moisturizing serum also boosts collagen production and combats premature aging with green apple, grapes, broccoli seed oil and alpha lipoic acid. Can be used both morning and evening alone or in conjunction with your facial moisturizer.
6. Andalou Naturals Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum
Andalou Naturals Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum uses Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) in combination with Andalou’s scientifically proven fruit stem cell complex, which brightens turmeric, sea buckthorn and grape seed polyphenols to minimize the occurrence of hyperpigmentation and sun damage. This lightening, lightening and firming formulation promotes collagen and elastin formation and is particularly ideal for sun-damaged or dull skin types. Apply morning and evening before moisturizing cream.
7. 100% pure multivitamin + antioxidants Potent PM serum
The potent PM serum made from 100% pure multivitamin + antioxidants is only designed for nighttime use and contains 10% vitamin C in the form of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate in a pH-stabilized formula with 10% niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3), 10% vitamin E, 1% retinol and 1% CoQ10. This powerful combination of active ingredients makes this serum too strong for daytime use – after cleansing and toning, gently dab it into the skin to lighten the tone, improve collagen and elastin protection, and reverse the aging effects of environmental damage to the skin overnight while They sleep.
8. Mukti Vitamin Booster Vital C Elixir
The Mukti Vitamin Booster Vital C Elixir, formerly known as Age Defiance Vital C Elixir, contains vitamin C and antioxidant-rich cockatoo plums, finger lime caviar and desert lime as well as knotgrass extract. Together, these active ingredients stimulate collagen production, lighten the skin and reduce the appearance of sunspots. Pigmentation is reduced and the effects of sun damage are lessened. Use every morning after cleaning.
Source: 1 KORA Organics.
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