From being fed a tablespoon at the breakfast table to adulthood’s best bet on radiant skin, Vitamin C is a constant in our must-haves. While time travelling remains fiction, this antioxidant empowers your skin to turn back the clock and bid farewell to hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and blemishes. An inner glow that radiates from within begins with this dermatologist-approved ingredient.
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Discover the forms and functions of Vitamin C as we swirl through our current rotation, captured with the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
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Laneige Radian-C Advanced Effector
This brightening essence goes a step beyond your usual Vitamin C products, given its boost of an antioxidant-rich berry complex and niacinamide (vitamin B3). Not a wonder, then, that this powerful formula boosts your skin’s tone and texture through exfoliating dead skin cells and increasing the firmness of your skin barrier. A rightful staple for your skincare regime.
Laneige Radian-C Advanced Effector, $65 for 150ml, available at Sephora
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Sunday Riley C.E.O. Afterglow
While a literal fountain of youth may not be on the cards, this neroli-scented, antioxidant-packed moisturiser is the next best bet. Its pudding-like consistency delivers 24 hours of hydration once applied. With the aid of an antioxidant-packed ingredient list, pores are reduced, skin tone evened, and skin plumped and lifted. Bonus? The cream doubles as a primer to keep your skin fresh and glowing under make-up throughout the day.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Afterglow, $104 for 50g, available at Sephora
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Paula’s Choice C5 Super Boost Eye Cream
It’s no secret that the under eye area can be one of the most problematic parts of our skin to take care of, given its fragility. Consider this intensely concentrated eye cream from Paula’s Choice as a rescue remedy. It precisely targets concerns including dark circles, puffiness and lines thanks to smoothing hyaluronic acid, firming peptides, and discolouration-combating ginger extract alongside a host of other bioactive ingredients. Say hello to peepers that are perkier than ever.
Paula’s Choice C5 Super Boost Eye Cream, $59 for 15m, available at Paula’s Choice Skincare
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Dr Dennis Gross 15% Vitamin C Firm & Bright Serum
This serum’s potency is achieved courtesy of its acid blend. Its 15% L-ascorbic acid content—read: Vitamin C—is combined with lactic acid to enhance its effects, alongside liquorice and mulberry extracts. The result? Skin that’s brighter, boasts a more hydrated barrier and improved density, as well as restoration of elasticity and even skin tone.
Dr Dennis Gross 15% Vitamin C Firm & Bright Serum, $130 for 30ml, available at Sephora
Beauty direction: Alli Sim
Creative producer: Vanessa Caitlin
Associate beauty editor: Syed Zulfadhli
Video editor: Hazirah
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Beauty assistants: Verity Cheng & Dominique Yohanes
Words: Verity Cheng & Dominique Yohanes