Best Vitamin C Face Serums – Tests, Reviews & My Top Choice

The most popular face-care product? Naturally, it’s a vitamin C serum! A good one changes our skin for the better. Generally, vitamin C brings so many benefits that it’s been the best cosmetic ingredient for many years. Thanks to thorough tests, its skin-enhancing effect has been proven. Despite that, finding a really good vitamin C serum can be tricky. My round-up of top vitamin C products will help you choose the right one.

What effect does vitamin C have on skin?

Worth knowing! Why is vitamin C so beneficial? Here’s why!

  • vitamin C brightens the skin, wiping tiredness off the face for younger-looking complexion
  • it intensifies production of hyaluronic acid and collagen, adding elasticity
  • it evens out the skin tone, removing imperfections and pigmentation spots
  • it deeply moisturizes and protects from damage and aging
  • it lowers the risk of sunburns and halts photoaging

Quite impressive, isn’t it? Obviously, a quality vitamin C serum is a good buy.

Lifespan of vitamin C in cosmetic products

Though brilliantly working, vitamin C can be troublesome. Not every form of it proves superb. Pure vitamin C is ineffective because it isn’t durable and breaks down before reaching the deep layers of skin. That’s why cosmetologists persistently looked for the best way to stabilize it. There were different results but they finally made it! Now we’ve got an excellent, durable, stable form of vitamin C, 3-O Ethyl Ascorbic Acid. This type is infused into my number-one face serum that I’ll tell you about in a moment 🙂 Keep reading the ranking of top vitamin C products!

Best Vitamin C Face Serums

★ HIT ★ Nanoil Vitamin C Face Serum

Nanoil Vitamin C Face Serum

If I were to choose the best item out of the products in my round-up, I would point to Nanoil right off. This serum has the best and most durable form of vitamin C, and, as I’ve already said, stable type is the secret to the best effect and benefits for skin. I was pleasantly surprised because the effects didn’t take long to appear: within only four weeks my skin started looking much better. The improvement is visible to the naked eye: face is smoother and rested-looking, the spots and post-sun marks are gone. Because Nanoil Vitamin C Face Serum has brilliantly-suited ingredients, it sinks in fully without congesting the skin or creating a greasy coating. I also love that it comes in a big bottle and has a really low price in comparison to other vitamin C products. Next to the highly-effective vitamin C there’s an extract from an interesting Indian plant. Punarnava is a potent antioxidant which rejuvenates and beautifies the skin, plus protects from external conditions (freeze, wind, UV rays, toxins and other not cool stuff). Let’s move on to another product not to bore you too much! Summing up Nanoil is terrific – a must-try! 🙂

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Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum

Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum has a good price (not great because it’s a small bottle) but it is the combo of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C that makes it worth trying. If you asked me to recommend it for a specific group, I’d say it’s best for mature skin with first lines or deep wrinkles. Why? It’s enriched with adenosine which stimulates production of collagen and elastin and that’s why it helps reduce existing wrinkles and halt new ones in the future. Good news: this serum goes well with all skin types, including oily or combination skin. Regular use lightens hyperpigmentation, makes pores less visible and prevents excess oil production. It’s good to give it a try – after several weeks the skin really gets better. My face looked more radiant and glowing after around two months. Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum has an extra benefit – you can also use it under the eyes to brighten the dark circles and lessen puffiness. The serum is enriched with lotus, magnolia and ginseng extracts.

Olehenriksen Truth Serum with Vitamin C

When my skin was young… much younger, it wasn’t as demanding as it’s now, and Olehenriksen Truth Serum was my skincare hit. I used it when I was at the uni – it helped me remove the tired look from before-exam cramming at night and worked brilliantly to revitalize the skin before and after a party. It’s like a refreshing and nourishing booster for skin. Olehenriksen Truth Serum isn’t greasy but it may leave a sticky coating on the face if you use too much – your make-up won’t last long in this case so use it sparingly! The formula abounds in botanical extracts: orange, wild rose and grapefruit extracts are rich sources of vitamin C. Added aloe and hyaluronic acid moisturize and nourish the complexion. The product smells amazing! I recommend it for young skin.

Clinique Fresh Pressed Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%

And another non-greasy, light, fast-absorbing serum. Clinique Fresh Pressed Booster is not a usual face serum, though. Clinique experts found a way to boost the effectiveness of unstable vitamin C. They put ascorbic acid in a powder in 8.5-ml vials. One lasts for a week or so. To get the desired effect you need at least 4. Before use, you mix the powder with water emulsion which also comes in a vial. As you can see the product is fresh because you prepare it yourself. 🙂 It’s very simple – you press the vial so the ingredients can blend, shake and mix, and your super-fresh serum is ready to use. Next you need to mix the serum (2 drops) with a moisturizer – to me, doing so keeps the serum from sinking in fully. To make things worse, you need to pay a lot for such innovations. The choice is up to you – more time-consuming application vs serum including stabilized type of vitamin C 🙂 If you’re curious about the formula, it also contains brightening and antioxidant-rich extracts from mulberry, Baikal skullcap, grapefruit, plus salicylic acid which promotes cell repair, as well as sucrose, betaine and extracts from coffee and algae which prevent irritations and moisturize the skin. Is it worth testing? Naturally, you’re the one to decide.

Please let me know which serum goes down well with you. Will you try any of the listed products? Maybe you already had one of them and want to share an opinion? Hope to hear from you! <3