What is Vitamin C Cream and Why You Need it in Your Life
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you walk into a beauty store or even through the cosmetics aisle at your local drugstore. There are endless options of lotions and serums and creams and oils. But one product you should be looking for: vitamin C cream.
Best vitamin C cream: C&E Strength Max by PCA SkinLike most vitamin C products with high potency, PCA Skin’s C&E Strength Max will leave your face feeling tingly after application. This is normal for these types of products and, in fact, the sensation becomes welcomed once you get used to it. Plus, the use of vitamin C and vitamin E is a winning combo for reducing free radical damage as well as hydrating the skin.
C&E Strength Max, $100
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Best vitamin C cream: Vitamin C Suspension by The OrdinaryThe Ordinary is known for its no-frills products that pack a whole lot of punch. Priced at just $5.80 per a tube, it’s no surprise that the brand’s Vitamin C Suspension has developed a cult following.
Vitamin C Suspension, $5.80
Economically friendly: The Inkey List's vitamin C creamAnother wallet-friendly option is The Inkey List’s vitamin C cream. Like most vitamin C face creams, just a pea-sized dollop is all you need to see a visible reduction in hyperpigmentation and dullness.
The Inkey List Vitamin C, $12.99
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Best vitamin C cream: C15 Super Booster by Paula’s ChoiceThis expertly blended liquid formula combines a health dose of 15% of vitamin C as well as vitamin E and ferulic acid. Wear it on its own or double down by adding a few drops to your go-to moisturizer.
Paula's Choice C15 Super Booster, $49
Best vitamin C cream: A-Oxitive Defence Serum by AvèneFor those prone to breakouts, Avène’s vitamin C face serum is a must-try. It’s non-comedogenic meaning it doesn’t block pores.
A-Oxitive Defence Serum, $50
Best vitamin C cream: Real Vita C Powder Lemon by NeogenIf you want to keep your beauty regime as simple as possible, Neogen’s vitamin C powder is for you. Add a small spoonful (don’t worry, the mini utensil comes with the product) of the 17% ascorbic acid your favourite toner or cream. It’s paraben- silicone- and alcohol-free.
Real Vita C Powder Lemon, $20
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Best vitamin C cream: C.E.O Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream by Sunday RileyThis one is a fan favourite as it works for all skin types, from oily to dry to combination. Like starting any new skin care product, you’ll want to use it consistently for a least four weeks to see results.
C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream, $65
Best vitamin C cream: Advanced C Radiance Cream by LancerAdvanced C Radiance Cream with Vitamin C Collagen Cofactor is another product great for every type of skin. With antiaging treatment in it, it can help with fine lines and wrinkles as it brightens and counters loss of firmness. This option also prides itself in its ability to helps reduce the appearance of UV damage.
Advanced C Radiance Cream with Vitamin C Collagen Cofactor 10x, $85
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Best vitamin C cream: Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream by RenFolks with super sensitive skin, meet Ren. The brands gentle Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream can be used as a daily moisturizer and is free of sulfates, parabens and silicone and is also cruelty-free and gluten-free.
Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream, $48
Best vitamin C cream: C E Ferulic by SkinCeuticalsSkinCeuticals combines vitamin C, vitamin E and ferulic acid for a serum that feels like silk when applied to the skin. It’s light and is easily absorbed into the skin, which means it’s perfect for laying under other products like moisturizer or sunscreen.
C E Ferulic, $180
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