That bridal glow might come naturally to some, but for many, their complexions require a little extra boost to truly get glowing. If that's the case for you, vitamin C skin-care products are the missing ingredients your routine needs for a megawatt glow.
Not only can vitamin C skin-care products improve dullness, but they can even fade dark marks and improve skin woes like hyper-pigmentation and loss of elasticity. Are you sold yet? For that shine-bright feeling before, during, and after your wedding, here are seven vitamin C skin-care products to add into your beauty routine today.
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Sunday Riley C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum
When shopping for vitamin C skin-care products, it’s important to look at the amount of vitamin C actually in the product to see if it even has the capacity to work all the magic it promises to. This Sunday Riley serum has 15 percent THD Ascorbate, a stable form of vitamin C. This means that its effectiveness won't diminish over time, making it well worth the price tag. Its greatest benefit is that it’s oil soluble, which allows it to absorb faster than other formulas. Immediately, you will notice more radiant and plumper skin, and over time it works to fade dark spots and discoloration.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $85
Farmacy Bright On Massage-Activated Vitamin C Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy
You’ll have to do a little bit of work to get this mask to do its thing, but it’s well worth it! When applying the clay mask, massage it into the skin to activate the vitamin C. The formula includes capsules of the key ingredient that burst upon contact. You’ll know it's working when the mask changes color from lavender to green. Your skin will be left glowy, while the AHAs in the mask also work to give you a smoother-looking complexion.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $38
The Nue Co. Topical C
According to the Nue Co., vitamin C is a hard ingredient to stabilize, which means by the time it gets to you, the potency has diminished. That’s why they invented Topical C, a powdered form of vitamin C that doesn’t activate until you use it. All you have to do is add a few shakes to your favorite moisturizer or serum to turn it into the radiance-boosting vitamin C skin-care product you’ve been searching for. With consistent use, you’ll see brighter skin and a visible reduction in fine lines, scarring, and pigmentation.
SHOP NOW: The Nue Co., $75
Ole Henriksen Truth Revealed Brightening Broad Spectrum SPF 15
While sunscreen is recommended for daily use regardless of the other products you use, when using a vitamin C skin-care product, it is crucial. Vitamin C has the power to correct hyper-pigmentation, but exposing skin to the sun will only make the problem worse. Not only will this moisturizer’s omega-3 and vitamin C-rich formula help to brighten and hydrate, but the SPF 15 in it will also protect your complexion.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $55
Pixi by Petra Vitamin C Tonic
When it comes to choosing a toner, there are plenty of options. But this formula is packed with goodness! This vitamin C toner works to promote healthy collagen production and boost skin's luminosity, while the willow bark and fruit extracts in the formula turn this toner into a gentle exfoliant, too. It even has probiotics that help protect and strengthen the skin.
SHOP NOW: Target, $29
REN Clean Skincare AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum
Who said vitamin C skin-care was limited to the face? This all-over body serum works to polish the skin by boosting its natural exfoliation process, increasing cell renewal, and evening out pigmentation. With the help of orange flower, grapefruit, mandarin, and tangerine peel oil—all rich in vitamin C—you will be left with hydrated and glowing skin. We recommend using this product at night if you're not using a body sunscreen everyday.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $42
SPACE.NK.apothecary Rodial Vitamin C Brightening Pads
Reinvigorate your skin with these cleansing pads. Full of vitamin C, these pads will keep your bridal glow going long after your wedding day. The formula is rich with AHA acids to exfoliate and rejuvenate, as well as salicylic acid to tighten pores. While this product is safe enough to use on all skin types, Space NK recommends this for oily, blemish-prone skin.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $56