dark spots and acne scars, improve uneven skin tone and texture, boost collagen production and reduce fine lines & wrinkles while also protecting skin against free radicals (that wreak havoc by weakening and aging the skin)Vitamin C is a proven and powerful skincare ingredient that does it all: diminish
NEW Post: The Best Drugstore Vitamin C Serums 2023
Yes, it’s an anti-aging superstar your skin needs! I believe in Vitamin C, it has turned my skin around and it can do the same for you.
Today’s post features some of the best Vitamin C serums for dark spots and discoloration that really work (and worth the splurge!) All of these serums are formulated with a whopping 20% pure Vitamin C in its most efficacious form, L-Ascorbic acid which is a powerful antioxidant.
All of these Vitamin C serums have a cosmetically elegant, lightweight texture that’s suitable for ALL skin types. They are solid performers (yet gentle on skin!) tried-and-tested by yours truly. Not to mention, they are all fragrance-free and cruelty-free.
While Vitamin C really is a multi-tasker, a great antioxidant serum should also contain a mix of other beneficial ingredients like ceramides or hyaluronic acid (for hydration), soothing botanicals and other antioxidants like Ferulic acid and vitamin E that are known to increase the efficacy of vitamin C.
All of the Vitamin C serums listed below meet this criteria and are a powerhouse blend super-charged with so many incredible ingredients to give you the best bang for your buck! And they are all packaged in an opaque or dark-colored bottle or tube to keep Vitamin C stable and effective over time.
Ready to get Radiant?✨ Read on for an A-plus list of best vitamin C serums for dark spots…
This high potency serum is a serious skin brightener, being the world’s first and only waterless Vitamin C serum with a 35% concentration (25% Ethylated L-Ascorbic Acid + 10% Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) The concentrated blend is also supercharged with a powerful antioxidant complex of Superoxide Dismutase + Glutathione to prevent free radical damage and repair signs of premature aging.
Besides the jaw-dropping vitamin C concentration, this lightweight serum is also a winner in the texture department! It feels so silky going on my skin and also provides a light dose of hydration. The satiny texture smooths and hydrates without leaving behind a slippery residue and layers easily under makeup or other skincare products.
2. Dime Power Glow Serum $28 (previously known as Vitamin C, B, E, + Ferulic Acid serum)
This potent serum is packed with 20% Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) plus antioxidant Ferulic Acid, which stabilizes vitamin C and enhances the nourishing benefits of vitamin E. The formula is also enriched with hydrating hyaluronic acid, sweet orange extract, magnolia bark extract and grape seed extract which increase its free radical fighting ability.
I love its weightless water-like texture that absorbs instantly in a flash! The vegan + cruelty free formula is an outstanding option for all skin types but those with oily skin will especially appreciate its ultra-lightweight liquid texture. It soaks into skin so quickly without a trace…you can barely tell you applied anything at all! And best of all, it comes with an affordable price tag of only $28.
This brightening serum is formulated with 20% THD Ascorbate — an ultra-stable and non-irritating form of vitamin C. Plus, it also contains 2% Ferulic Acid and 3% Vitamin E which amplify Vitamin C’s efficacy while providing powerful antioxidant benefits.
Texture wise, this serum has a creamy and moisturizing formula that works well for my dry skin. It’s hydrating but doesn’t feel heavy or greasy and adds a soft glow. I think it would be suitable for most skin types, except for those with oily skin.
An antioxidant powerhouse, this anti-aging treatment is armed with a potent dose of 20% pure vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), 5% vitamin E, 1% Hexylresorcinol (an age-fighting anti-glycation agent with skin brightening benefits) and 1% Silymarin (powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory benefits and helps fight free radical damage).
This serum has a super lightweight lotion texture that absorbs right away, making it perfect for all skin types. The airtight tube and waterless formula ensures that vitamin C stays stable. This one has been named as one of the best vitamin C serums by Allure.
5. Beautystat Universal C Skin Refiner ($80)
Formulated with 20% pure vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) and a patented encapsulated delivery system that continues to work its magical full-strength results throughout use with no degrading of color or formula, this serum is fragrance-free and also preservative free.
The formula also contains EGCG (the most powerful active in green tea), hydrating squalane and exfoliating tartaric acid that work together with Vitamin C to increase collagen synthesis and brighten uneven skin tone.
Texture-wise, it’s a very lightweight gel cream that feels more like a velvety pore-blurring primer (and it does blur the look of my pores…bonus!), providing a smooth base for applying makeup. It was also included in the list of the best vitamin C serums by Harper’s Bazaar and Allure.
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