Not just essential to your refreshing cup of orange juice, vitamin C has many beauty benefits vital to your skincare routine that help to brighten, tighten, and restore luminosity to your skin. Here, we break down the vitamin C-infused products you need in your beauty regimen to keep that radiant, summer glow all year long.
C+C Vitamin Scrub, Natura Bissé ($69). Bluemercury, 67 Main St., East Hampton, 324-0330
It all starts with a smooth, even canvas. Begin your routine by exfoliating with this face and body scrub, which includes rosa mosqueta seeds (rich in vitamin C and essential fatty acids), bitter orange containing AHAs, and polylactic acid for effective exfoliation action. The citrus scent only adds to its appeal and makes washing your face all the more enjoyable.
CE Ferulic, SkinCeuticals ($165). Bluemercury, 67 Main St., East Hampton, 324-0330
Whether you’re a city gal or small town chick, no one is safe from free radicals or environmental damage. This serum helps neutralize those radicals as well as infrared radiation and ozone pollution, which all leads to visible signs of aging. Watch as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles diminish, skin becomes firmer, and a brightness returns to your complexion.
C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer, Sunday Riley ($65). Sephora, Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, 863-3070
Just as hydrating as it is potent, this cream contains five percent advanced, oxygen-stable tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, an oil-soluble form of vitamin C. It absorbs fast so it can get to work fighting signs of aging and environmental stress, plus restore vitality to your skin.
Never forget about the delicate eye area, which is the first to show signs of aging. Perk it up with this fast-absorbing formula for under eyes. It contains a combination of niacinamide, vitamins A, C, and E, and CoQ10 to address visible signs of aging. Additionally, a blend of hyaluronic acid, green tea, and cucumber extracts revitalize tired-looking eyes.
Vitamin C Facial Mask - Pink Clay + Rosehip, Palermo Body ($36). palermobody.com
It doesn’t get more natural or refreshing than this powder face mask. It’s formulated with just seven ingredients including French pink clay plus rosehip powder and strawberry extract, which are rich in vitamin C. Together, they help boost collagen production and repair the appearance of sun damage. Just mix it with water to your desired consistency and rinse to reveal a healthier-looking complexion.
C + Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare ($30). Sephora, Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, 863-3070
Set and refresh your makeup while shielding against environmental damage with just a spritz of this multitasking mist. Using micellar technology, it delivers a boost of antioxidants, collagen amino acids, and vitamin C right into skin. Your complexion feels refreshed, looks hydrated, and is better protected.