Serums have a lighter feel compared to creams and are better for light moisturizing or oily skin. As the skin ages, a loss in vitamin C occurs. That's why this essential vitamin is used in some serums -- as it is an important ingredient to maintain resilient and youthful skin. As an antioxidant, it's essential that a good serum works to protect and reduce damage to your skin cells, says skin care expert Paula Begoun. Smooth on a vitamin C serum and you may experience these rejuvenating effects for yourself.
Alyria Antioxidant Capsules
Alyria's serum comes packaged in individual capsules. This helps protect the potency of the product, as you're only opening each individual capsule when you need to apply it to your skin. Dr. Arielle Kauvar, a dermatologist writing for "Real Simple" magazine, recommends Alyria's capsules as one of the best ways to prevent aging while moisturizing your skin. Each capsule includes a vitamin C concentrate at a strength of 10 percent, plus other antioxidants like vitamin E.
Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum
Dr. Perricone's eye serum offers a simple and straightforward vitamin C treatment. This silicone-based moisturizer combines antioxidant vitamin E with stabilized vitamin C. The manufacturer suggests that the product boosts elasticity by encouraging collagen production in the eye area. Begoun reviewed the serum and notes that it would be better for the skin if it did not contain fragrance.
Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum
Shiseido's skin-brightening serum earned top praise from "Elle" magazine, which liked its use of vitamin C to "oust brown spots" and even out your skin tone. The vitamin C is combined with a proprietary skin lightening complex and a yomogi herbal extract to further brighten skin pigmentation. The serum's humectant content moisturizes your skin while the antioxidant works its effects.
La Roche-Posay Active C
La Roche-Posay's serum contains vitamin C in a stabilized form. The editors of "InStyle" magazine chose this serum as the best anti-wrinkle treatment for normal skin. Dr. Brad Katchen, a dermatologist reviewing the vitamin C serum for "InStyle" liked the product's sheer and lightweight texture that can be worn under your makeup or on its own.
Garnier Skin Renew Awakening Face Massager
Garnier's serum is packaged in a roll-on applicator that's intended to be pushed against your face. As you rub it across your skin, the applicator's ballpoint end massages your skin surface and distributes the serum. Dr. Neal Schultz, a dermatologist reviewing the serum for "Real Simple" magazine, said it contains his favorite antioxidants: caffeine and vitamin C. Both help to protect your skin cells from damage.
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- Elle Magazine: Get Glowing Skin From Head to Toe
- InStyle Magazine: La Roche-Posay
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