In Review: Vitamin C Skincare Products That You Need In Your Stash ASAP

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Today, April 4, is the first-ever National Vitamin C Day. We all know that vitamin C is a super ingredient in foods, famous for warding off colds, boosting your immune system, lowering blood pressure, and potentially reducing your risk of heart disease. Beloved skincare brand SkinCeuticals decided to create National Vitamin C Day to honor all of the stellar vitamin C skincare products that beauty lovers incorporate into their routines on a daily basis.

While most vitamin C products on the market are serums, there are also oils, moisturizers, masks, and even face mists that you can use to boost your skincare routine. The vitamin C in these products is usually there to help brighten skin and increase radiance. Other benefits of the super ingredient also include extra hydration, skin balancing, reducing dark spots, combatting dullness, and help with uneven texture.

From Tatcha, to Sunday Riley, to Dr. Dennis Gross, and many more, a ton of brands have vitamin C products that we love. If you’ve been looking for ways to incorporate vitamin C into your daily skincare routine, you definitely need to try out a few of our favorites. Are there any we missed? Sound off in the comments below.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Face Oil

All of Sunday RIley’s C.E.O. line is beautifully brightening, but the face oil is definitely a standout. It combines two main ingredients — vitamin C and turmeric — with other active ingredients, like primrose oil and ginger root extract, to hydrate and brighten skin. The oil, when used regularly, helps minimize the appearance of dark spots, even out skin texture, and make the skin brighter.

Shop Now: Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Face Oil, $80

Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum

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The newest fruity addition to Glow Recipe’s in-house line is one of the most fun and effective vitamin C serums that has come out recently. Not only is the packaging adorable, but the serum itself contains three different kinds of vitamin C for ultimate brightening power. The acids also help gently exfoliate, leaving the skin looking fresh and plump.

Shop Now: Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum, $49

Tatcha Violet-C Vitamin C Radiance Mask

This signature purple mask from J-Beauty brand Tatcha has quickly become one of beauty lovers’ — and Instagram’s — favorite face masks. The creamy mask is made with vitamin C, Japanese beautyberry, and a 10 percent AHA complex made with seven different fruits. The mask gently exfoliates, brightens, and cleanses to leave skin looking effortlessly refreshed.

Shop Now: Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask, $68

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel

If you’re looking for vitamin C products, you’d be remiss to not look into the company that literally owns National Vitamin C Day. This gel treatment helps both prevent and diminish dark spots with a variety of vitamin C and other acids.

Shop Now: SkinCeuticals Pfloretin CF Gel, $166

Olehenriksen C-Rush Brightening Gel Cream

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While it’s a well-known fact that serums are usually the best way to incorporate vitamin C into your skincare routine, moisturizers are ideal for drier skin types to get both the hydration they need, too. This new moisturizer from Olehenriksen is a gel cream formula that feels lightweight on the skin, but is still intensely moisturizing. It also helps combat dullness and uneven texture.

Shop Now: Olehenriksen C-Rush Brightening Cel Crème, $45

Volition Strawberry-C Serum

Oranges, lemons, and limes get all the love when it comes to ingredients with a high vitamin C concentration, but a fruit that often gets overlooked is strawberries. Volition made use of the brightening and evening qualities of vitamin C from strawberries to create this sweet-smelling serum. It also helps to unclog pores, control excess oil, and reduce redness.

Shop Now: Volition Strawberry-C Serum, $42

Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

This one oil is comprised of three buzz-worthy ingredients — squalane, vitamin C, and rose — to create an all-in-one product to help fix most skincare concerns. The squalane is good for building and retaining moisture, rose extract is soothing and increases the skin’s radiance, and of course, vitamin C works to brighten and even out skin ton.

Shop Now: Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, $72

Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream

One part of the face that almost everyone can agree needs help with brightness is the under eye area, and that’s exactly what this Drunk Elephant eye cream does. It combines eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C, and cucumber extract to soothe, brighten, and firm the area over time.

Shop Now: Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, $64

Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Targeted Spot Brightener

If you’re looking for something to fix any dark spots from acne scarring, sun damage, or other skin conditions, this is a great spot treatment to try. It combines vitamins C and E with acids and antioxidants to heal and replenish those trouble areas.

Shop Now: Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Targeted Spot Brightener, $58

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare C + Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist

You probably don’t think of mists when you think of vitamin C products, but this one has many purposes. It works as a normal part of your skincare routine, regardless of whether or not you’re wearing makeup. It is also a makeup setting spray so you can lock in your look, and you can use it throughout the day to refresh.

Shop Now: Dr. Dennis Gross C + Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist, $30