Fifteen of the Best Vitamin C Serums

I don't know whether it's because I've had more time on my hands during lockdown or (more probably) that I've recently turned 50 but I've come to the conclusion that I need to pay closer attention to my skincare regime! 

In the past I've tended to describe myself as 'low maintenance' but to be honest 'lazy' would probably be a more accurate description. I go through phases of being meticulous with exfoliation, eye creams and even taking my make-up off every night before I go to bed (don't judge me) but then that can easily slide and I'm back to my old ways. So, just as I am determined to keep on top of my exercise regime post lockdown, my skincare is going to be a priority too.

After watching a Sali Hughes video on Instagram where she detailed her morning routine, I realised that I need some vitamin C in my life (and on my face) by way of a serum so as ever, I asked my followers and they came up with the goods.

I've listed below fifteen of the most recommended vitamin C serums but I'd love to know if you have any to add. Please just leave a comment below.

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Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum

Price: £72

Key benefits:

- lessens dark spots

- recovers luminosity

- lessens post-blemish scarring




Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules

Price: £50

Key benefits:

- boosted with vitamin E acetate for moisture and antioxidation

- minimises the appearance of lines and wrinkles

- evens out skin tone




Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum

Price: £53

Key benefits: 

- brightens and defends skin against pollution

- plumps skin

- reinforces skin's moisture barrier



Garden of Wisdom Vitamin C Serum

Price: £10

Key benefits:

- contains ferulic acid which protects the skin from sun damage

- promotes an even skin tone

- easily absorbed



Sunday Riley CEO Rapid Flash Brightening Serum

Price: £70

Key benefits:

- reduces the visibility of pores

- improves the appearance of hyper pigmentation

- reduces signs of ageing and dullness




Biossance Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil

Price: £61

Key benefits: 

- revives dull complexions

- provides a healthy looking glow

- protects against free radicals





Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste 

Price: £32

Key benefits: 

- acts as a shield against UVA and UVB rays

- regulates melatonin production

- promotes a brighter, more even toned appearance





Skingredients Skin Protein

Price: €42

Key benefits: 

- protects from environmental stressors

- speeds up skin cell renewal

- balances your skin



Oskia Super C Smart Nutrient Beauty Capsules

Price: £62

Key benefits:

- rich formula including vitamins C and E

- hydrates, nourishes and protects the complexion


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Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

Price: £67

Key benefits:

- diminished appearance of photo damage

- stays active for up to 72 hours

- free of essential oils and fragrance


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Pixi Vitamin C Serum

Price: £26

Key benefits: 

- visibly brightens the complexion

- corrects dark spots

- leaves skin looking plump




Truskin Vitamin C Serum

Price: £54.99

Key benefits:

- targets the most common signs of ageing

- visibly smaller pores and fewer breakouts

- results in fresher looking skin




Glossier Super Glow

Price: £24

Key benefits:

- visibly energises skin

- no sticky residue

- reduces uneven skin tone



Mabel + Meg Lumilixir Serum

Price: £29

Key benefits:

- plumps and brightens skin

- combats scarring




La Roche Posay Pure Vitamin C-10 Serum

Price: £28.50

Key benefits:

- lightweight and non-greasy

- visible radiance and glow

- salicylic acid exfoliates dead skin cells