9 New Vitamin C Launches to Know About

Time to turn the lights back on in dull, lackluster skin? The latest crop of vitamin C powerhouses don't disappoint. 

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Omorovicza Daily Vitamin C ($150)

Spiked with hyaluronic acid and sodium ascorbyl phosphate (a highly stable form of vitamin C), this luxe, milky serum quenches skin as it reverses dullness.


Dr. Barbara Sturm Brightening Face Cream ($230)

For those who prefer a richer consistency than a serum, this 24-hour moisturizer gradually tackles dark spots and signs of aging on the skin via natural cress sprouts, hyaluronic acid and potent vitamin C.


Allies of Skin Vitamin C 35% Collagen Rebuilding Serum ($118)

Completely free of water to enhance stability (i.e. potency), this heavyweight works to firm up slack skin as it seriously brightens uneven tone, all in a super light, never-greasy formula. 


REN Clean Skincare Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream ($48)

Although my combination/oily skin is partial to its nongreasy effect, all skin types benefit from this bouncy gel-cream option formulated with magnesium and vitamin C.


Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum ($45)

Sure to be a medicine cabinet–staple, this totally clear, lightly scented option feels soothing on the skin—not too watery, more like an oil—to instantly hydrate and keep it clear thanks to 7.5 percent vitamin C.


Obagi Clinical Vitamin C + Arbutin Brightening Serum ($90)

Ten percent L-ascorbic acid powers this no-frills, derm-trusted brightener that shields against photo aging, lines and wrinkles. It’s layers perfectly under makeup, so there’s no excuse to skip it.


m-61 Vitablast C Face Oil ($78)

The perfect marriage of a hydrator and an oil—add a drop to your foundation for a dew boost if oils aren’t usually your favorite—this nonsticky formula imparts an instant glow as it brightens skin over time with help from 10-percent vitamin C.


Philosophy Anti-Wrinkle Miracle Worker Eye+ Line-Correcting Eye Cream ($60)

A light blend of vitamin C, sodium hyaluronate and a retinol-like complex helps plump wrinkles and deeply hydrate the eye area in this smooth formula that won't cake under concealer.


Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum ($88)

Cocktailing 20-percent vitamin C and 10-percent AHA, this quick-to-absorb serum battles even stubborn dark spots without any irritation or redness.