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Topical Vitamin C has multiple benefits for your skin, so whether you’re looking for radiance boosting, or pigmentation brightening, or over the longer-term, to help kick your natural collagen-production up a notch, we’ve sourced three of the best Vitamin C serums (ok, one is really a lightweight moisturiser). Two are from the best lab in Switzerland and one is from the best cosmeceutical company in Italy!
Some call it the 'holy grail' skincare vitamin, because it...
Is a potent antioxidant. And applied regularly (consistency is key), it can neutralise free radicals, which are suspected to be ground zero for inflammation-based ageing.
Helps boost your skin’s natural regeneration process, luminosity and radiance, plus equalises uneven skin tone and improves your skin’s texture.
Helps fight fine lines and can help fade acne scars.
Brightens the skin and helps repair damage from UV rays.
Helps protect your skin from environmental aggressors - making it a morning skincare routine essential.
Is universally recommended by dermatologists and skincare experts everywhere.
Japanese Vitamin C freeze-dried, for competitive anti-agers. Anybody who is serious about skincare uses Vitamin C daily, so we thought we’d mix it up a bit. Literally. Fresh, freeze-dried and activated (by you), this potent product combines the brightening powers of Vitamin C, with deeply hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and skin-plumping Mushroom Extract.
Caroline Barnes, International Makeup Artist, June 2019
Like a weekend in the mountains (plus a Vitamin C infusion) for your face. Yes, stable Vitamin C is a powerhouse skincare ingredient, but when you simultaneously turn up your Oxygen, add a microbiome-activated brightener, Pink Grapefruit and Avocado Oils, the result is so amazing it’s almost an adventure. A fab moisturiser for a ‘totally fresh face’.
This has everything anti-aging in it: encapsulated Retinol (resurfacing), Ficucell Vita (antioxidant), Shea Butter (nourishing), Ferulic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid (plumping and hydrating) AND VITAMIN C. It's smoothing, moisturising, fine-line and wrinkle tackling, and brightening. Best for? If you’re over 30 and want to stage a multi-pronged, Vitamin-C boosted attack on the first - or any existing - signs of ageing.
This is like a dose of fresh air for your face. With Vitamin C-rich Kakadu Plum, Thymus Peptides and Raspberry Stem Cells, it fights the ageing effects of free radicals and pollution, hydrates, calms and smooths your skin. Made in Switzerland. Best for Normal/Combination/Sensitive/Oily Skin - use it after cleansing and under your moisturiser.
Go ahead. Take our best shot. Our super-targeted ‘one-shot’ face serum capsules hold fresh-doses of stable 10% pure Vitamin C (plus symbiotic Vitamin E) and you layer them under moisturiser as-and-when-needed, with a simple twist and squeeze. Vegan. Portable. In a biodegradable alginate (Seaweed) shell. Best for extreme repair and extreme action brightening.
Vitamin C shouldn’t cause any skin irritation if used correctly, but if the products you’re using have a high concentration, the acidic qualities can cause some minor sensitivity.
If you have sensitive skin, make sure you:
Choose skincare products with a maximum 10% concentration of Vitamin C.
Introduce it gradually. If it’s recommended to use a product twice a day, start off with one dose to give your skin time to adjust.
Vitamin C goes by many names in the beauty industry. These are the titles to look out for on ingredients labels:
L-ascorbic Acid - The chemical name for Vitamin C. It’s pure, but it can be unstable when blended with other cosmetic ingredients.
Ascorbyl Phosphate - A slightly weaker form of Vitamin C that can be dissolved in water (making it a popular choice for water-based skincare products like serums).
Nikkol VC-IP® - A cosmetic Vitamin C that can be dissolved in oil-based products, like moisturisers.
Vitamin C Ester – A non-acidic version of Vitamin C, which can be more soothing on sensitive skin.
Superox-C – Extracted from the Vitamin C-rich Kakadu Plum and used in a range of beauty products.
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Imported from the leading skincare lab in Japan, exclusively for BEAUTY PIE.
Just when you thought you couldn’t love our Swiss moisturiser more. Or you were completely besotted with your new encapsulated Retinol. When you were convinced that nothing could make you stray from Jeju - in comes an incredibly tempting twist to test your beauty discipline! Imported from the leading skincare lab in Japan, exclusively for BEAUTY PIE.
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