This post has been updated: Five Best with Vitamin C 2014
There is no doubt that vitamin C is a great antioxidant and helpful against hyperpigmentation, but C serums can be drying and unpleasant to use. Not to mention that you could be wasting your time and money with unstable forms (read more to get to know your vitamin C). For those who want to cut straight to the car chase, we’ve rounded up a few of the best vitamin C cosmetics.
A very C focused serum is by Somme Institute. An affordable, but effective alternative is John Masters Organics, while to prove that C can enhance more than just your face cream, we nominate Clinique for its Lip Smoothies. Yes, you did read Clinique (the tired department store brand is doing a few interesting things these days). Inspired by Ildi’s vitamin C-rich DIY parsley mask, we raid the refrigerator for a tropical treat.
Ingredients in Enpointe
Water, ascorbic acid, pentylene glycol, olive oil PEG-& esters, thermus thermophillus ferment, sodium hyaluronate, glucose, tripeptide-10 citrulline, lactic acid, arginine, magnesium aspartate, zinc gluconate, copper gluconate, algae extract, phyllanthus emblica fruit extract, rhodiola crenulata root extract, panax ginseng, ginger root extract, calophyllum tacamahaca seed oil, shilajit, sea whip extract, camellia sinsensis leaf extract, hippophae rhamnoides oil, spirulina platensis, lactoperoxidase, glucose oxidase, epigallocatechin gallate, glutamine, sericin, niacinnamide, glycerin,cyanocobalamin, mannitol, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, dextran, palmitoyl tripeptide 8, copolymer, glycosaminoglycans, aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate, ascetyl cysteine, propyl gallate, dimethyl sulfone, pyridoxine HCL, caprylic capric triglyceride, butylene glycol, xanthan gum, disodium EDTA, fragrance
Ingredients in John Masters Organics
Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice,* helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil,* glycerin,* rosa damascena (rose) flower water,* populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract, ascorbic acid polypeptide, lecithin, phospholipids, superoxide dismutase, malphighia glabra (acerola) fruit extract,* oryza sativa (rice) extract,* spirulina platensis (algae) extract,* tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter,* triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, rosa damascena (rose) flower oil,* citrus sinensis (blood orange) oil, tilia cordata (linden) blossom oil,* xanthan gum, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract,* sclerotium gum powder, potassium sorbate.
Ingredients in Somme
Water, ascorbyl methysilanol, SD alcohol 40, Molecular Dispersion Technology (MDT5), xanthan gum, orange extract, palma rosa extract, lime extract, lavender extract, oak moss extract, galbanum extract, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, tetrasodium EDTA
Ingredients in Clinique
Triisostearyl citrate, hydrogenated polysorbutene, octyldodecanol, microcrystalline wax/cera microcristallina/cire, microcristalline, shea butter, Pomegranate sterols, polyethylene, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, theobroma grandiflorum seed butter,disteardimonium hectorite, euterpe oleracea sterols, lecithin, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, capryl glycol, lauryl PCA, hexylene glycol, oleic acid, tocopheryl acetate, calcium sodium borosilicate, phenoxyethanol [+/- mica, titanium dioxide (C1 77891), C1 77491, C1 77499, yellow 5 lake (C1 19140), red 28 lake (C1 45410), re 7 lake (C1 15850), blue 1 lake (C1 42090), red 22 lake (C1 45380), red 30 lake (C1 73360), carmine (C1 75470), bismuth oxychloride (C1 77163), red 33 lake (C1 17200) red 6 (C1 158850), yellow 6 lake (C1 15985)]