You may be used to popping as a supplement to fight an oncoming cold, but it's also being hyped as a wonder ingredient in skincare.
Vitamin C is renowned for protecting from UVA and UVB damage and for improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin by reducing . It's also a magic wrinkle fighting ingredient as it boosts the body's production of collagen and firms skin.
Finally, this one stop shop wonder ingredient reduces inflammation and brightens skin. Or as dermatologist Dr Gach puts it, 'Vitamin C peels the superficial layers of the epidermis giving a fresher and brighter look to the skin as well as strengthens the collagen fibres.'
Still not convinced? Everyone from Adriana Lima and Halle Berry to Suki Waterhouse swear by using it.
Check out the best vitamin C serums here...
A potent antioxidant, use this Vitamin C serum before you apply your daily SPF (which we assume you are doing...) to protect your skin against all the nasty stuff your daily commute likes to throw at you.
If droppers or watery serums aren't your bag, then Lancer's silky Vitamin C cream is for you. Enriched with 10% Vitamin C and Retinol, this aids in the production of collagen and increase the flow of oxygen to the skin.
More a paste than a serum, this techy form of Vitamin C contains 10% L Ascorbic Acid aka a seriously potent dose of skin brightening and antioxidant protection.
Be the boss of your own complexion with this dark spot destroying vitamin C serum. Get your hands on the matching l and to complete the skin brightening trio.
Give tired and dull skin a good old wake up with this serum packed full of vitamin C and lactic acid formulated to speed up cell turnover so you're left with your brightest complexion ever.
Ok, so this one isn't technically a serum buuuuut it works exactly the same way. You've heard about beauty products with use by dates? That's because active ingredients (the stuff that's doing the hard work) break down, which means finding ways to preserve them for longer. By suspending the Vitamin C in silicone instead of a water-based serum, the efficacy (how long it actually works for) is maintained for way longer. Win.
The C-Tetra is a great starter Vitamin C serum, repairing visible sun damage and stimulating collagen production at an affordable price. Its key ingredient is Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (try saying that after a wine), the strongest and most stable derivative of Vitamin C. This is combined with Vitamin E, which boosts the anti-oxidising properties. The lower concentration of Vitamin C makes this serum ideal for people in their 20s and 30s, or those with sensitive skin.