It’s officially Autumn which means Winter is looming and dull skin is on the horizon. But, fear not, for we’ve got the sought-after skincare ingredient that’ll help you to squeeze the day.

Vitamin C (naturally found in fruits and veg – especially oranges and other citrus fruits),  is a powerhouse antioxidant that combats UV damage, environmental aggressors and tackles uneven skin tone and texture, acne scars, fine lines, darkness and general discolouration. Who would’ve thought? Your morning glass of OJ is the solution to all of your skincare woes.

But, before you head off to the nearest supermarket to stock up on oranges, get acquainted with six of our favourite skin saviours...

Dr Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Biocellulose Brightening Treatment Mask
Dr Dennis Gross, the pioneer of new and innovative ways to combat problematic skin, has recently formulated a C+ Collagen Biocellulose Brightening Treatment Mask for skincare mavens to revel in - just like we do!

Discolouration and dullness are the skin’s most irritating plights; with this 100% natural and biodegradable mask, however, you can wave goodbye to dark spots and join the Vitamin C club over on the brighter side of life. Enriched with plenty of Vitamin C for brightening and age-defying collagen, this cotton structured sheet mask delivers immense hydration to your complexion – with no need to rinse afterward, so you’ll be glowing in a hot sec. 

And in conjunction with this newly-released mask, we have an oldie but goldie for daily use: the C+ Collagen Bright and Firm Vitamin C Serum! Let us remind you that this power-packed, weightless gel serum – that also reaps the benefits of the citric salvation,  ( also known as) L-ascorbic acid – will inject life back into your skin with a radiance-boosting blend of vitamins and collagen. This undeniably potent helping hand makes for the perfect skincare partner.

Oskia Super-C Smart Nutrient Beauty Capsules 
With an all-new release that contains oil-soluble Vitamin C and Tocotrienols – a powerful and sustainably sourced form of Vitamin E – Oskia’s Super-C Smart Nutrient Beauty Capsules protect skin against free-radicals and oxidative damage. 

The 60 vegan-friendly capsules really do pack a punch with their super-charged dose of smart nutrients and actives that boost skin health, protect, hydrate and nourish. It’s simple, just twist off the capsule neck to release the serum oil and apply daily to clean skin morning or night! 

Oh, and let us not dismiss the fact that they’re in the sweetest little heart-shaped form... Adorable!

Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste
Not saying that it’s a bad thing (quite the opposite actually!), but more and more brands have been jumping on the Vitamin C hype of late. For Lixirskin, however, the ingredient has been central to their formulas - for almost two years to be precise. A hero product that harnesses this goodness is their Vitamin C Paste – it’s like toothpaste, but for the skin!

Championing the efficacy of the vit in acid form – L Ascorbic Acid 10% – this innovative treatment (housed in millennial pink packaging), neutralises oxidised sebum, free radicals and UV rays (the enemies of skincare that strip the glow from skin and cause pesky pigmentation) leaving complexion vibrant, luminous and toned from the first day of use.

You may be wondering how this paste should be used? Like a serum or cream? Well, not exactly. It’s most similar to a face wash in the sense that it should be applied to your face and rinsed off afterward, because (and take note) acid should never remain on your face all day. The only difference is, it should be left on for a good five minutes, or if you have time to kill, longer!

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum 
Last, but certainly not least, let us introduce to you the Vitamin C day serum hero that’ll allow you to maintain your beaming summer glow all year round – a big promise (that won’t be broken) for such a small bottle. 

It always seems to be on the days when you get your full eight hours of sleep that the (designer) eye bags come out in full force and your skin lacks life and luster, you feel? But, there’s no need to fret, because Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Day Serum will give you that extra boost of brightness when your skin decides (frustratingly) not to.

Don’t let us restrict you to only using on occasion, because this little wonder should be used on the daily. Simply pat a pump of C-Firma all over the face and neck you’re good to go!

Tandem Brightening Booster
Tandem, the new affordable sister line to Sister & Co, along with their brand new vegan range, has combined the richest natural source of vitamin C, Australian Kakadu plum, with 20% ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, resulting in the genius (insta-worthy) concoction that is the Brightening Booster. In simpler terms, what this means is, evened out skin tone and a brighter complexion is only a couple of drops away.

With a compelling set of antioxidant properties, you should dose up on this high-flyer daily – we recommend in the morning before applying moisturiser. After only a few uses, you’ll most definitely be glowing to the gods! Aren’t we just spoilt for choice...

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