Beauty 9 months ago

Do You Really Need Vitamin C in Your Skincare Routine?

There are so many different ingredients that I swear by for my skin… and vitamin C is one of them!. We all know the benefits of vitamin C in your diet – especially around this time of year… hello flu season, hello emergen-C… but do you really need vitamin C in your skincare routine? 

I say yes!

Keep scrolling to check out the benefits of vitamin C in your skincare routine AND some of my all-time favorite vitamin C products!

So What Does Vitamin C Do for Your Skin?

It does so much! In skincare, vitamin C acts as an antioxidant- which basically means that it helps keep your skin healthy. Like…

Neutralizing and Defending Against Free Radicals
This is where the antioxidant properties of vitamin C come into play. Free Radicals attack healthy skin cells and change their make-up, aging skin. Enter vitamin C: it helps fight off all of those aggressors.

As we get into winter, the chances of your skin becoming dry and dull increase. Vitamin C helps brighten your skin and bring back that gorgeous radiance.

Boosting Collagen Production
Hello, anti-aging! Vitamin C helps stabilize and create collagen molecules.

Reducing Brown Spots
If you’ve got acne scars, discoloration, hyperpigmentation- then you definitely need to be using vitamin C! It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help with acne and rosacea!

So, do you want in? Keep scrolling to check out some of my favorite vitamin C skincare products!

Vacation Eyes Brightening Eye Gel

This eye cream from Versed is not only super affordable, but is one of my favorites and doesn’t feel sticky at all! It uses vitamin C to brighten up those dark circles.

MURAD Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

If you have dark spots or hyperpigmentation, then you’ll love this serum! Along with vitamin C, it uses glycolic acid and botanical extracts to get rid of sun damage and soothe irritation and redness. It’s also great to lift age spots.


If you’re looking for vitamin C in a mask form, then this Overtime Mask from Summer Fridays is for you. It smells like pumpkin, and helps exfoliate for bright and beautiful skin.


This elixir combines everything you want from vitamin C along with a layer of natural oils to give you deep hydration AND brighter skin. We noticed it helped with healing acne scars along with breakouts!


First of all, how beautiful is this bottle? This vitamin C serum is super amazing and feels like silk on the skin. It’s stabilized, which means the product from breaking down from light and air exposure. One touch and you’ll know why this bottle is worth every penny.


This CC Me serum from Summer Fridays is amazing! It has 2 super-powered forms of vitamin C to brighten and reduce hyperpigmentation, plus squalane for hydration!

iS Clinical Super Serum Advance Plus

If you’re looking for the ultimate anti-aging vitamin C serum, then look no further! It uses 15% vitamin C for amazing anti-aging effects! It’s on the stronger side, so be sure to test a patch of your skin first.

REN Clean Skincare Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream

If you love clean skincare, then you’ll love this gel cream from Ren! It uses vitamin C, magnesium, and tara pods extract to brighten reduce redness and even skin tone!

TATCHA Violet-C Brightening Serum

This lightweight serum from Tatcha is so lovely! It uses a 20% Vitamin C Blend and AHAs to brighten, even and smooth out your skin overtime and is great to use a base for layering yoru skincare.

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Do you have a vitamin C product in your skincare routine already? What are your thoughts, and what products do you love? Drop a comment down below and let me know!

Photography by Karla Ticas
Location: Kimpton La Peer Hotel