Obviously vitamin C is recommended for a healthy diet, but it is also provides great benefits when used on the skin. Because it is an antioxidant, it can help minimize any free radical damage you experience while outside in the elements. It doesn’t provide as strong of a protection as an SPF, but it is good to use during the day to help add that additional layer to minimize any damage that can occur from the sun, environment, etc. Another reason for vitamin c’s popularity in skincare products is it’s ability to help reduce dark spots. It may not get rid of those pesky spots completely, but it can definitely help to fade them and make the skin look more even toned. Some other benefits of vitamin c in skincare is that it can help boost collagen and overall make the skin look brighter, firmer and more healthy looking. Here are 4 vitamin c serums that I enjoy and would recommend.
1. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum – This is the serum out of all 4 that I have been using the longest. I first discovered it years ago long before I was blogging and bought it on a whim. I didn’t even know how beneficial vitamin c was for the skin, but it was recommended by a beauty consultant at Sephora and the price point fit my budget. Fast forward years later and I STILL love it. It is lightweight, absorbs instantly and initially makes my skin feel plump and hydrated. It does help to brighten my skin slightly but not as strongly as the other 3, but I keep going back to it because it consistently makes my skin look healthy, hydrated, fresh and never makes it break out. I will continue to repurchase it and  always have a bottle on hand. 
2. Avon Anew Vitamin C Serum – Avon skincare products have consistently surprised me with their performance every time I try one. This Vitamin C Serum was no exception. However initially I was unsure I would like it because the texture is a bit sticky and if I use too much it can stay tacky on my skin and my foundation will not apply properly. Because of that, I put it aside for a few months until I decided to give it a second try. This time I used the smallest amount and found that did the trick! I began using this at the end of my pregnancy and really noticed a difference in how even toned my skin looked and it stayed healthy and glowing. Since my skin got very dry and dull during pregnancy, this was a great addition to help give it a boost. However compared to the next two, the results were very subtle.
3. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum – While Sunday Riley Good Genes is probably the one serum in my collection that instantly makes a difference in how radiant and fresh my skin looks, this C.E.O. serum is definitely rivaling it. I do find after I apply it my skin instantly looks brighter, but after using it consistently for months I did notice a significant fading of dark spots, and my skin was exceptionally luminous. As with most Sunday Riley products I try, I am always amazed at how they deliver on results in such a noticeable way. While many lines can show small changes over time, Sunday Riley’s products for the most part always seem to impress me with more drastic results. 
4. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Serum – I saved the best for last in terms of results and performance. I have heard for yearsssss that Skinceuticals is THE brand to try for skincare and yet surprisingly I have never used any of their products before this past year. And after incorporating a few of them into my routine, I now see the light! I get the hype! I am here for party! The C E Ferulic Serum in particular has been recommended to me for years by many of you because of how great it works on the skin. In addition to the brightening effects, it helps to fade dark spots, even out the skin tone, and overall improve the look, feel and texture of my skin. My face feels plump, hydrated, radiant and healthy when using – it basically tackles almost any concern I have. The texture is a tad tacky but I still prefer using it in the morning underneath my moisturizer and makeup. It’s quite pricey so I try to use it sparingly but it will definitely be something that I will repurchase again and again.
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I would love to hear any other vitamin c serum recommendations you have! Leave me a comment below or send me an email with your favorites. 🙂

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