We’ve said it once, and we’re here to say it again, a good vitamin C serum is an essential part of any skincare routine. This potent antioxidant brightens the skin, reduces inflammation, corrects pigmentation, promotes healthy collagen production, and protects our skin from free radical damage.
An effective, high-quality serum delivers vitamin C to the deep layers of the skin, but unfortunately, they’re not all created equal. Factors like pH, stability, form, and molecular size all need to be considered when determining the effectiveness of vitamin C serums, so it’s important to invest in brands that invest in research to support their claims.
SkinCeuticals vitamin C serums.
If you’ve scoured the internet for insight into the best vitamin C serums for your skin, you’ve likely come across more than one list featuring SkinCeuticals in the top spot. Long touted as the “antioxidant authority,” SkinCeuticals has performed countless studies over decades on the safety and efficacy of this ingredient in skin care. They have developed patented formulas to ensure the effective delivery of vitamin C to skin, and to this day, they are the only brand to formulate antioxidants according to these parameters.
The result of these efforts is an impressive lineup of vitamin C serums, each featuring L-ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C). They are tailored to specific skin types and address a wide range of skincare concerns. Read on to find out which serum might be right for you!
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
The brand’s #1 seller, C E Ferulic contains 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid. Together, these ingredients neutralize free radical damage, improve fine lines and wrinkles, brighten the complexion, address pigmentation, and promote collagen production.
This serum is right for you if you have normal, dry, or combination skin, and you’re looking to address fine lines and wrinkles.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
Phloretin CF combines 2% phloretin (a pigment fighting antioxidant found in apples and the root bark of fruit trees), 10% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), and 0.5% ferulic acid. This potent antioxidant serum not only protects your skin against free radical damage but also aids in reducing unsightly pigmentation while addressing fine lines and wrinkles.
This serum is right for you if you have normal, oily, or combination skin and you’re looking to address pigmentation.
SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF
The latest addition to the SkinCeuticals lineup of vitamin C serums, Silymarin CF is formulated precisely for oily and blemish-prone skin. With a combination of 0.5% silymarin (milk thistle extract), 15% L-ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid, and 0.5% salicylic acid, this oil-free formula is demonstrated to reduce oil oxidation (which can lead to breakouts) by up to 76%, as well as reduce oiliness, refine skin texture, and visibly improve skin clarity and fine lines.
This serum is right for you if you have oily and blemish-prone skin.
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