The Best Vitamin C Products on the Market Right Now, According to NewBeauty Editors

Vitamin C isn’t just a powerhouse skin care savior that tackles discoloration, dullness and boosts collagen, it’s also one of the most versatile ingredients that work for all people. Whether you have light skin, dark skin, sensitive skin, oily skin or anything in between, there’s a Vitamin C product out there that can help you put your best face forward. Below, NewBeauty editors pick their favorite finds out right now.  

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Vitamin C is a must for my skin, but the harsh scent can really turn me off. Epik C Vitamin C Serum ($42) smells like fresh lemon and is packed with botanicals and fruit extracts to keep my skin looking bright. DERMAdocto’s Kakadu C Serum ($74) is a rich oil that delivers max hydration and radiance in one step with a barely-there yet relaxing scent. The best part: it sinks in deep to keep my skin looking plump without any sensitivity—you can even use it twice a day when your skin is looking extra dull.  – Danielle Fontana, Assistant Editor

2/8

I had never found a skin care product that gave me visible results so drastic that people complimented my makeup-free face—until I found Skinceuticals C E Ferulic ($165). Using 15 percent pure vitamin C, it instantly brightens my skin while also neutralizing age-accelerating free radicals and pollution. – Julie Ricevuto, Digital Editor

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Unlike other serums that are super lightweight and quickly absorbed, the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum ($48) is ultra-hydrating so there’s no need to slather on a super rich moisturizer after applying. The vitamin C and collagen formulation instantly brightens the skin and most importantly, the citrus-y scent makes me look forward to applying it each day. – Julie Ricevuto, Digital Editor


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I’ve never had a ton of luck with vitamin C products—most make me red or irritated about two seconds post-application—but my super sensitive skin can tolerate Joanna Vargas Rescue Serum ($150), a gentle option that makes you look instantly glow-y. It’s kind of watery, but it’s lightweight and non-sticky, which makes it easy to mix into a primer or moisturizer. – Liz Ritter, Executive Managing Editor

5/8

Right now I’m loving Kat Radu Hydra Cell Vitamin C Serum ($88). Not only does it smell good, which is hard to come by with vitamin C-based serums—it has a slight vanilla scent—it leaves my skin glowing every single time I use it. As if that wasn’t enough to get me hooked instantly, the serum, which is great for acne prone and oily skin (check, check, I have both) is loaded with plant-based ferulic acid and vitamin E so I know I’m doing my part to protect my skin from free radical damage. – Elise Minton, Executive Editor

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When it comes to treating my skin, I like to multitask. To brighten and tone my complexion, I love these Eve Lom Brightening Masks ($160) because they do the work without me having to put too much thought or effort into it. They pack a powerful punch of Vitamin C and Dermaprep, the brand’s proprietary brightening peptide, for a full-facial treatment in the form of a fast acting sheet mask. I usually throw one on while catching up on my favorite shows and working on my laptop–all at the same time. – Tatiana Bido, Special Projects Editor

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Vitamin C is especially essential in my skin care regimen because I’m constantly battling melasma and an uneven skin tone. M-61 Vitablast C Serum ($92) is an oil-free serum that is the perfect solution for my combination skin and gives me a subtle glow without any irritation. – Brittany Burhop Fallon, Senior Editor

8/8

Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Age-Delay Illuminating Serum ($95) doesn’t scream “Vitamin C!” all over the labels, but after using it for a couple weeks and coming out with the best, most natural glowing skin I can remember having in a long time, I knew there had to be a lot of the magical ingredient in that pretty bottle. The illuminating serum contains Murunga Plum, a fruit that is 100 times more concentrated in vitamin C than an orange) and AHA, which gives your complexion a smooth radiant finish that looks healthy from the inside out. – Carolyn Hsu, Site Director

2 Comments
  • Jaysie
    Posted on

    I think Hylamide C25 Booster should be on this list. I've used many C serums over the years: e.g., DermaDr's Kakaku left a sticky film on my skin for 20-25 minutes, SkinCeuticals had zero results after 6 months of use, other brands oxidized pretty quickly. Hylamide C25 has been the best so far.

  • Jen
    Posted on

    Carolyn Hsu ‘Kakadu Plum Skin Ointment’ from Australia is a great Organic mult-purpose Skin Care product for ingredient conscious consumers with huge Vitamin C levels. The Kakadu Plum has up to 100x Vitamin C of an Orange. Very well priced and Worth a try

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