The power of vitamin C

The power of vitamin C

It has a host of benefits – but find out why vitamin C is a must-have addition to your beauty regime 

It helps to fend-off coughs and colds, but there’s much more to shout about when it comes to vitamin C. It’s also regarded as a “wonder ingredient” by beauty professionals, encouraging collagen production, helping to defend skin against the environmental damage caused by free radicals and improving the visible signs of ageing, particularly dark spots caused by sun damage.

On a surface level, vitamin C brightens, provides a glow and helps to smooth out skin.

So who wouldn’t want a splash of C in their beauty routine?

Give it a try… 

Dermalogica Age Smart Biolumin C Eye Serum– the skin around our eyes is the first place the signs of ageing usually appear, often caused by daily eye movements and environmental stress. This supercharged vitamin C eye serum outsmarts visible premature skin ageing to dramatically brighten and visibly firm. Delivering the same brightening power as Dermalogica’s BioLumin-C Serum, a high-performance vitamin C serum that works with the skin’s defences to brighten and firm, this special, lightweight formula is optimised for the delicate eye area.

Medik8 C-Tetra Intense – designed for men and women in their mid-20s to 40s, this revolutionary ultra-stable vitamin C serum helps combat sun-induced damage to the skin, triggers collagen synthesis, increases the skin’s elasticity and density, improves the skin’s texture and brightens the complexion. The groundbreaking stability data on this product (previously known as CE-Tetra) guarantees real vitamin C activity and, unlike L-ascorbic acid (regular vitamin C), C-Tetra will not exfoliate or irritate skin.

Balance Me Vitamin C Repair Serum – a powerful, lightweight serum that has been designed to intensely hydrate, plump and brighten your complexion, whilst helping to reduce pigmentation and uneven skin tone. This serum helps to deal with the anti-ageing needs of mature skin – but if you’re concerned about hyperpigmentation and/or sun damage, or even if you just want a more radiant glow, you could introduce this serum into your skincare regime.


Elemis White Brightening Dark Spot Corrector – a highly concentrated precision corrector, with vitamin C, garden cress and daisy, Elemis White Brightening Dark Spot Corrector visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots, age spots and existing imperfections. Its brush applicator targets key areas of concern on the face, neck, décolleté and hands, leaving you with a brighter, more even and perfected skin tone.

Ren Skincare Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial – instantly revitalising and visibly rejuvenating the skin, this is a transforming treatment formulated with potent, water-activated vitamin C to leave skin looking firm, toned and smoothed. Reducing the signs of fatigue, photo ageing and skin imperfections, your complexion will instantly glow with renewed health and radiance.

Medik8 Glow Oil – ultra silky and fast absorbing, this dry facial oil contains powerful antioxidant vitamin C to hydrate and repair, leaving skin radiant and glowing. Blended for all skin types and ages, with a subtle floral fragrance for a truly pampering feel, Medik8’s Glow Oil contains a combination of oil soluble vitamin C, omega 3 and omega 6 oils, helping to repair and protect the skin from environmental damage whilst minimising the visible signs of ageing.

Elemental Herbology Vital Cleanse Resurfacing Facial Cleanser – with ingredients including 10% Manuka honey and vitamin C, this purifying and refreshing cleanser dramatically improves the texture, tone and radiance of the skin. Natural botanicals work together to stimulate cell turnover, minimise breakouts and protect skin from environmental damage.

Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Retinol Repair – if you use retinol in your regime, try a product that combines it with vitamin C: Dermalogica’s Age Smart Overnight Retinol Repair contains active microencapsulated pure retinol, to help increase collagen production and cell turnover, along with powerful peptides and antioxidant vitamin C to help fight the signs of ageing, including uneven skin tone and discoloration.