It's National Vitamin C Day — and Amazon Shoppers Everywhere Love These Incredibly Popular Brightening Serums
Given the mess that was the last 12 months, we'll take any excuse for celebration that comes our way. A mama bear and her cubs successfully cross a road? Unleash the balloons and break out the champagne. So when it comes to celebrating National Vitamin C Day, we'll overlook the holiday's corporate origins in favor of paying some good old-fashioned love to the serums that make a difference.
For full transparency, the day was created by skincare brand SkinCeuticals. Yet considering the jaw-dropping success of the potion that started it all — the brand's C E Ferulic serum — and the tens of thousands of shopper raves that mount in Amazon's vitamin C serum selection, there's no better time to highlight the products that reveal brighter, firmer skin like the flick of a light switch.
For some bar-setting, the Skinceuticals original uses 15 percent l-ascorbic acid to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore skin's firmness. According to the brand, vitamin E and ferulic acid join the vitamin C to help reduce the environmental damage that UV rays and pollution inflict on skin by up to 41 percent.
Buy It! Skinceuticals C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, $166; skinceuticals.com
If you can afford it, it doesn't get higher quality than the patented formula, which one shopper in their 60s calls the "best skincare decision of my life." If you can't, the good news is that there are plenty, and we mean plenty, of spectacular vitamin C options on Amazon. Keep reading for the best-reviewed serums the site has to offer, all under $30.
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