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“What did you do with your skin?” If there’s one skincare move that is almost guaranteed to get this type of comment – regardless of your skin type – it’s topical vitamin C. Vitamin C brightens, firms, smooths, and nourishes the skin, regardless of whether it’s most effective is prone to breakouts, very dry, or anything in between. Perhaps most importantly, vitamin C absolutely makes you glow. Use it once and see results immediately, but stick with it and the clarity and radiance of your skin will continue to improve.
“It’s a powerful antioxidant that can help build collagen and soften the appearance of dark spots,” says Jeanine Downie, MD, a New Jersey dermatologist. Almost all antioxidants can help limit the formation of free radicals in the skin caused by the sun or pollution. Studies have shown that topical vitamin C also has a mild sunscreen effect (although it is not a substitute for sunscreen). And because it’s a mild exfoliant, vitamin C can even improve and lighten skin tone. “With regular use, it can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,” says Downie. You can use vitamin C every morning or evening (or both).
Powerful 20% serum
with hyaluronic acid
This daily glow serum combines two skin care powerhouses, L-ascorbic acid (proven in research to be the purest and most skin-friendly form of the antioxidant vitamin C) and moisturizing hyaluronic acid (a hydrator naturally found in the body). . The unique two-piece design maximizes potency and freshness, delivering a serum that stays active throughout its use. Before using for the first time, mix the highly effective 20% vitamin C powder with the hyaluronic acid serum. (There are three different sizes of molecules of hyaluronic acid to penetrate different layers of the skin, as well as the antioxidant Australian cockatoo plum with superfruits.) The ingredients work synergistically to lighten the appearance of the skin and greatly improve its firmness, tone and skin . Texture and moisture and make it look radiant, luminous and healthy.
goop Beauty GOOPGLOW 20% vitamin C +
Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum goop, $ 125 / $ 112 with subscription
Turmeric Infused Cream Gel
Two forms of vitamin C are combined with turmeric in this ultra-hydrating, brightening, skin-smoothing, and sunny-looking daily serum. It feels absolutely unbelievably smooth on the skin and moisturizes, exfoliates easily, brightens and helps with even skin color – your skin should be noticeably more radiant after just a few applications. The nourishing serum is effective for all skin types and is immediately absorbed. It leaves the complexion smooth, supple and refreshed.
Beauty counter counter + all
Bright C Serum Goop, $ 82
Light 5% gel
This powerful antioxidant formulation blends 5% vitamin C with niacinamide, prebiotics, fruit acids and much more for glowing, smooth skin. The simple, lightweight formula promotes glow, even tone, brightens and smoothes pores and softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The skin becomes more radiant.
Serum goop, $ 38
Always strong powder
This brilliant bottle is made from powdered vitamin C mixed with a little water or added to your daily serum treatment (or moisturizer, or even sunscreen). It brightens and evens out to keep the skin looking healthy and supple. Because vitamin C is broken down in water, even formulas packed with preservatives will not stay effective for long. However, this charged powder remains effective until you mix it with water or moisturizer (it’s really amazing when combined with the Renew Repair Serum). It’s also fantastic for travel.
True Botanicals Vitamin C Booster Goop, $ 90
How to Layer with Vitamin C.
In general, vitamin C should be applied to bare skin as the first layer immediately after cleansing. Wait a few minutes after smoothing it out. When you need more moisture (many skin types will) apply a nourishing oil or moisturizer. To recharge both the vitamin C and the ingredients in your moisturizer, Jillian Dempsey’s vibrating gold bar is pretty incredible: it helps push all of the active ingredients deeper into the skin. It also feels amazing and further enhances your glow.
The face oil with results
This luxurious active botanical face oil delivers results that will blow your mind. It has been clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, improve skin firmness, smooth skin texture and shine, and soften, nourish and moisturize it. Made from nine powerful nutrient-rich oils (including retinol alternative bakuchiol, vitamin A-rich cacay, and organic amla, a vitamin C superfood), it’s a restorative daily treatment with real results: after four weeks of use, 100 percent of women showed one significant improvement in skin texture and 97 percent showed significant improvement in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. 1
goop Beauty GOOPGENES All-In-One
Super Nutrient Face Oil goop, $ 98 / $ 89 with subscription
The super cream
This luxuriously rich all-in-one super cream significantly improves firmness, elasticity, glow, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brightness after just four weeks.2 Its unique whipped texture melts with the skin. With a single application, skin is deeply nourished, firmer, and hydrated for forty-eight hours.3 The clinically tested formula consists of a megadose of plant-based ceramides, squalane, and seven highly active botanicals – including schisandra fruit and illipe butter and caviar lime – which synergize act to make the skin ultramoisturized, soft, supple, smooth, firm and even.
goop Beauty GOOPGENES All-In-One
Nourishing Face Cream goop, $ 95 / $ 86 with subscription
World famous makeup artist Jillian Dempsey discovered this brilliant, smoothing gold bar while working in Japan and immediately began using it on her clients. Made from 24-karat gold, it uses subtle vibrations to make the face appear more sculpted. it feels great, like a firm massage. Dempsey uses it to prepare their clients for the red carpet. However, she recommends using it for ten to fifteen minutes every day for best results. The effects last for almost a day or night.
Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar goop, $ 195
Last (most important) step: Mineral sun protection
If you want any of your results – from your vitamin C or the treatments you use afterwards – to be permanent, sun protection is absolutely essential. Really, there is no more potent youth cream on the planet.
This beautifully structured mineral sunscreen for everyday use melts like an absolute dream on the skin and is available in two super wearable shades: the medium / dark mixes with skin tones from olive to dark chocolate, while the light / medium for tones of very light until light looks sprinkled with freckles. Created by Katonya Breaux (fun fact: she’s the mother of singer Frank Ocean) who was frustrated not finding clean, eco-friendly sunscreen options for women in color. It’s made with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to block both UVA and UVB rays, as well as skin pampering aloe and shea butter. It’s reef-safe, great on its own or under makeup, and we love the finish: glowing, protected, natural-looking skin without leaving a whitish sheen.
Unsun mineral tinted
Face sunscreen goop, $ 29
1Based on an eight-week consumer experience and third-party clinical study conducted on thirty-three women, ages thirty-five to sixty-five.
2Based on an eight-week third-party consumer perception and clinical perception study conducted on thirty-three women, ages thirty-five to sixty-five.
3Based on an eight-week consumer experience and third-party clinical study conducted on thirty-three women, ages thirty-five to sixty-five.