Vitamin C & Its Benefits for Skin: TOP 5 Face Serums for Total Skin Repair

Hey! Today’s post is devoted to the most important info on vitamin C and its benefits for skin. It matters hugely for skin health – you can get amazing effects quickly and they’ll amaze you. I’m sure you’d like to know the name of the best vitamin C serum as well. I’ll share a product that worked best for me as well as my friends and family gals – read the reviews!

Why choose vitamin C serum?

Why do I recommend using vitamin C and why I think a face serum is the only carrier that we should use for it? Vitamin C brings the best benefits for our skin and addresses many different issues. By using it, you can smooth face wrinkles, even out the skin tone, enhance its looks, moisturize it, repair the epidermis, add radiance, get rid of breakouts or pigmentation spots, and control secretion of face oil! It sounds incredible right? To work so brilliantly, it must get inside the dermis and only serum is able to do that. As far as the best form of vitamin C goes, it’s ethyl ascorbic acid – seek it in the INCI of cosmetics (the label has to say 3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid).

When and how do I use vitamin C serum? My daily skincare routine

To keep the skin lovely, radiant and healthy, we need to apply skincare products following the proper order. Here’s my routine.

  1. In the PM, I take off my make-up using micellar water, and cleanse the face with oils (so-called OCM) and muslin cloth (I rinse it many times of course).
  2. Both morning and evening, after cleansing the face with oils, I reach for a gel cleanser to remove excess of oil.
  3. I always use a toner after cleansing to restore the pH balance and boost skin’s absorption properties.
  4. Next, I reach for my vitamin C serum, smoothing 3 to 5 drops over the face and massaging it for even application and full absorption.
  5. I use an eye cream twice a day too.
  6. Last of all, I follow with a day or night cream.

The Best Face Serums – My TOP 5 Items

By reading on, you’ll get info on the best vitamin C serums – top-ranked not just by me. They’re popular among my friends and get rave reviews on many websites. Check them out!

Nanoil Vitamin C Face Serum

Nanoil Vitamin C Face Serum

The best serum no matter how old you are, 20 or 90! It’s the best vitamin C product I’ve had so far. The Nanoil Vitamin C Face Serum gets only positive opinions for a reason: it contains the most efficient type of vitamin C which has a strong conditioning effect, plus an extract from the Punarnava plant which improves the skin tone and its condition as intensively. It made my skin look lovely – I really like to look in the mirror now! Nanoil is a great day and night serum which sinks in quickly and costs a fair price for the amazing effects and bottle size. I’m not the only fan of it – all of my girl friends agree it works brilliantly! 

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Obagi Vitamin C Serum 15%

Here’s an oldie! It’s been on the market for many years and contains one of the oldest forms of vitamin C. Back then its high concentration as well as addition of the other form of the vitamin (ascorbic glucoside) was innovative. The Obagi Vitamin C Serum is ideal for aging skin, rejuvenates and helps prevent face wrinkles. My mom and aunt love it because it ‘irons the lines on their foreheads’. Well, it seems to be the best serum for wrinkles on the forehead then! It works quickly and effectively.

Clinique Fresh Pressed Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%

Are you looking for light-textured, non-greasy face care products? You will like the Clinique’s Booster for sure. It’s a unique product. The brand’s experts came up with an idea for stabilizing vitamin C – powdered ascorbic acid that comes in 10-ml ampules. One ampule will last you for seven days. Obviously you need to use at least a few to make the product work. Apart from the powder you get a water-based emulsion and mix them before every use. This way you get a fresh dose of vitamin C. TOO BAD it must also be blended with your moisturizer which makes it harder for the vitamin to penetrate the skin. The Clinique Fresh Pressed Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% is pricey, but it’s a great pick for young skin and a good vitamin C serum for ‘beginners’. It’s enriched with skin-brightening molasses, antioxidant-rich extracts from mulberry and grapefruit, plus salicylic acid which works wonders for young complexions. My friends say it’s worth trying. 🙂

Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum

So far my roundup showed just one budget-friendly serum (Nanoil) so here’s another one. Purito Pure Vitamin C works best on mature skin with first signs of aging or deep wrinkles. Rich in hyaluronic acid, it cares for dry complexions, plus contains adenosine which stimulates production of collagen and elastin in tissues. It is quite effective for lessening hyperpigmentation. The effects don’t appear quickly so forget the product if you want instant improvement. This vitamin C serum has an extra benefit though: you can use it under the eyes as well – it reduces the appearance of dark circles. On top of that, it nourishes the skin and acts as an antioxidant because it has some botanical extracts (lotus, magnolia and ginseng). It’s a good product for every skin type.

La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C

This one is a hit among young people suffering from acne or post-acne marks. Apart from the old-type vitamin C it contains salicylic acid – a popular ingredient in all kinds of acne treatments. Enriching the formula with skin-soothing neuropeptides definitely makes sense considering the acid has a slightly irritating effect. This face serum is a good skincare product for young skin but it won’t do much about aging skin unless you suffer from adult acne (inflamed skin). Summing up, it’s a cool, light and makeup-friendly serum which repairs (acne-prone) skin.

Please let me know which of the above items caught your eye. Have you ever heard of any of them or tried them on your faces? Maybe you feel like giving one of my top vitamin C serums a try? Looking forward to your comments! 🙂

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