As we start to transition from the glories of summer (which include healthy glowing skin ) to the equally glorious but more subdued autumn, we need to start thinking about how we are going to keep our skin glowing. This is where vitamin c comes in. As a big vitamin c fan, I’ve already changed my daily skincare routine to include vitamin c, which never fails to keep my skin glowing as the sun and humidity are fast becoming a distant memory.
Here’s an edit of some quick and easy to use vitamin c products.
Superfacialist Vitamin C
This cleanser from Superfacialist is addictive – firstly because it smells of citrus fruits, so that you almost want to lick it off of your hands and secondly because it’s an oil cleanser which means that you get a sensory experience, as well as a brightening, cleanse. Since I got my hands on this I’ve used it daily and I don’t think I’ll be stopping anytime soon.
How to use: Dispense onto hands and massage gently into the face. Add warm water to transform oil into a milky lotion and rinse off. Do not add water until ready to rinse off.
Lixir Skin Vitamin C Paste
Provides a quick and easy vitamin C boost. This paste is easy to use, you just take a small amount (like a pea) warm it and massage it in with damp fingers and leave it for a few minutes and then just rinse it off with whatever cleansing cloth you use. Although this is called a paste it isn’t really a paste… it’s more of a silky gel that starts of thick and then starts to emulsify into a white almost oily consistency thanks to the combination of massaging it in and body heat. We’ve given this product a full review here.
Image Skincare Vit C Face Oil
This oil is beautifully light and easily and quickly absorbed into the skin, it doesn’t leave any intense shine just a beautiful glow and is the perfect base for your other serums or your moisturiser. It also has that lovely citrus scent to it. We’ve posted a full review of this here.
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum
This Mario Badescu Vitamin C serum is designed to be used at night. It has a very satisfying texture rather like a thin oil that’s easy to apply and leaves your skin with an instant glow. it is designed to brighten the skin, reduce discolouration and help to protect the skin from forming lines and wrinkles. This formula is 7.5% ascorbic acid plus Sodium hyaluronate and collagen are added to provide plumping and hydration.
Vita Dermalogie Vit C Sheet Mask
Perfect for when you want brighter skin fast!
This Vita Dermalogie Vitamin C mask is one of my fave quick fix masks and is great when you need your skin to look brighter and more alive. This sheet mask can boost your skin in just 15-20 minutes. Just apply to clean dry skin and leave it, after 15-20 minutes massage the excess into your skin. Love the fact that these masks are skin effective and cost-effective at just £3.60!
Superfacialist’s Vitamin C Cleansing Oil is £10.99 from Boots
Mario Badescu’s Vitamin C Serum is £40 from Beauty Bay
Buy the hydrating facial oil from Image Skincare
Buy the Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste from Victoria Health for £32
Vita Dermalogie’s Vit C Mask is £3.60 from £3.60