Here’s Why Vitamin C Is The Hero Skincare Ingredient Of 2020

A real-life glow packed in a bottle, dreamy.


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As a whole, few positive things have come out of 2020 so far. But in terms of beauty, we’ve had more time to concentrate on perfecting our skincare routines, play with new products and techniques, and of course, there’s been plenty of fabulous product and brand releases.

But it turns out, Vitamin C has been the most-searched-for skincare ingredient of 2020 so far. Who knew? Particularly as it’s not a new concept, but according to data from Cult Beauty, ‘What does vitamin C do for your skin?’ came out top in Google searches.

No, Vitamin C isn’t a new concept, but it’s a must-have in any skincare routine. According to Ole Henriksen, Vitamin C is one of the most hard-working ingredients. “It brightens, it illuminates, it acts as an inflammatory, plus, it diffuses literal imperfections while at the same time being calming and soothing but giving your skin that glow.”

So thanks to one little ingredient, you can expect your skin to look firmer, brighter, more healthy, and generally, happier. Not bad for one little product, eh?

Usually, you’ll be inundated with serums that are packed with Vitamin C. While serums are possibly the most har-working product in your skincare routine, you’ll also find Vitamin C in endless other products. From moisturiser and eye cream, even supplements if you want to take the ‘beauty from the inside out’ approach.

We’ve rounded up some hero Vitamin C products, coming in at all angles and all prices. Happy shopping!

Ole Henriksen Let’s Get Luminous™ Brightening Vitamin C Essentials Set

Glossier Super Glow serum

Sanctuary Vitamin C Glow Boost Body Serum

Sanctuary Vitamin C Shower Smoothie Body Wash

IMAGE Vital C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel

IMAGE Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum

Clinique Fresh Pressed™ 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C

Super Facialist Vitamin C Sleep & Reveal Night Cream

Swedish Nutra Vitamin C+D3

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