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When it comes to skincare, there are very few ingredients that attain cult status. Vitamin C is one of them – a trend that gained all the hype due to interesting concoctions created out of existing skincare options. Known to give you healthier, brighter and flawless skin, Vitamin C is a magic potion for ageing skin. The antioxidant-heavy ingredient is known to protect the skin from UV damage, also helps stimulates collagen production to give you baby skin and helps you reveal the glow from within. All this while battling fine lines and wrinkles and the skin’s natural aging process alongside taking care of dark spots and sun damageWhat’s the easiest way one can incorporate Vitamin C into one’s skincare regime? Just start with a Vitamin C water that has a light formulation and move onto a serum, then work your way with a cream. Serums are undoubtedly the best way to add it into your regime with minimal fuss, a few drops before a moisturiser and after a toner is enough. Vitamin C also comes with a full range of benefits – it evens out the skin tone, is great for pigmented skin like Indian skin and also adds moisture and hydration to the skin. A few years ago, Vitamin C wasn’t as freely available in India as today – now, there are new-age labels, homegrown brands and popular international brands that are looking to provide Vitamin C to Indian skin at a glance. A look at the best 5 Vitamin C products. 

Pixi Vitamin-C Serum, Rs 2,550

With the glow tonic already a bestseller here, it’s only a matter of time when Pixi’s newest collection, the Vitamin C collection would land in the scene. Brightening and collagen production aside, the first Vitamin C collection also helps energize and smoothen out the skin. Packed with antioxidants, the Pixi Vitamin C serum also contains the famous ferulic acid known to tackle sun damage – and together the serum vows to improve skin tone. 

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, Rs 1,570

Klairs is a very popular label from Korea and it’s touted to be one of the best Vitamin C serums around. The USP of Klairs is to use effective ingredients that are safe and non-irritating and this particular serum contains 5% ascorbic acid alongside 5% vitamin C too so best for sensitive skin. If you are worried if Vitamin C is too strong for your skin, this is the one to reach out for. The serum is light and easy on the skin and comes with anti-aging properties that help with fading brown spots and pigmentation. Pores are minimized and skin tone is maintained and even contains unique ingredients like Centella Asiatica, Yuzu and Broccoli Extract. 

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, Rs 1,845

Of all the collections The Body Shop comes with, the Vitamin C collection has been the most popular till date. Made with natural ingredients, The Body Shop collection is known to rejuvenate dull, fatigued skin. There is a glowing mist and a microdermabrasion scrub but the one that really stands out is the moisturiser. This glow-boosting concoction is known to give your skin a fresh, more energised feel while infusing it with hydration. The prime ingredient are the Amazonian Camu Camu Berries, which have up to 60X the Vitamin C power of orange. Now that’s one good reason why you must reach out to this one. 

Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster With Pure Vitamin C, Rs 7,000

A face wash infused with vitamin c drops is in itself a new idea for the Indian market. But Clinique aces the vitamin C game with a unique de-aging booster that uses pure, fresh Vitamin C to brighten skin by retexturizing skin.  But what makes this product worth it? The application process is one thing, one needs to mix 2-3 drops into a moisturiser for best results but the fact that you can see the difference in one application makes it a winner. There’s a definite reduction in age spots and sun damage too. 

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, Rs 5,100

Kiehl’s is back with a bang with a new line-reducing concentrate that is formulated with even more vitamin C. That means, 10.5% L-Ascorbic Acid and 2% Ascorbyl Glucoside along with moisture-boosting Hyaluronic Acid that is known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and helps your skin achieve a flawless look. Skin becomes smooth in one use and there’s a definite boost to dull skin giving it a lit-from-within look.

 

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.