These days we are inundated with new fads and super ingredients that it’s hard to know what our skin really needs. Everyone’s skin can be temperamental at times, so it’s important to understand what each ingredient does, why you need it, and when.
Enter, Vitamin C. We’ve been hearing so much about this super vitamin lately that it felt like it was time to investigate. Touted for its antioxidant properties and for brightening and evening skin tone, Vitamin C helps to regulate the production of collagen and support the outer layers of our skin. But don’t just take our word for it. We spoke to an Ella Baché expert who revealed the many benefits of Vitamin C and why you need it in your skincare:
“Vitamin C will both brighten the complexion and smooth out the skin. Packed with antioxidants, it works to build collagen and increase ‘fibroblasts’; these are beneficial when dealing with anti-ageing and age prevention.”
So when it comes to anti-ageing, it seems the choice is as easy as A, B, C… Or maybe just C. Here’s this season’s best products that are packed with Vitamin C:
ELLA BACHÉ BOTANICAL SKIN TREATMENT OIL
100% natural, pure and Australian made, Ella Baché’s Botanical Skin Treatment Oil is packed with innovative ingredients that bring new life to dehydrated skin, whilst deeply soothing skin and protecting it against nasty free radicals. The oil helps to balance skin woes with it’s combination of Kakadu Plum Seed Oil, a Unique Berry Seed Complex (a fruity mix of Raspberry, Cranberry, Strawberry and Blueberry extracts), Hemp Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil and Ginger Root Extract. The hero Vitamin C ingredient is Kakadu Plum Seed Oil, which is said to be the worlds highest, natural source of Vitamin C on the market, about 100 times more than an orange. Suitable for all skin types and for use in the mornings and evenings, Ella Baché’s Botanical Skin Treatment Oil is the Vitamin C treatment your skin has been waiting for.
ELLA BACHÉ BOTANICAL SKIN TREATMENT OIL | RRP $69 | Available at all Ella Baché salons, David Jones stores and online at ellabache.com.au.
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE AGE PREVENTION FIRM AND BRIGHTEN SERUM
This multi tasking serum is packed with skin loving ingredients to create a powerful combination of science and superfoods. Youth to the People Age Prevention Firm and Brighten Serum does exactly what the name suggests, harnessing the power of Vitamin C and superfoods like kale and spinach. It promotes a younger-looking appearance using fast-acting peptide molecules that help maintain skin elasticity and support natural collagen synthesis. With a lightweight formula that is quickly absorbed, this nourishing product delivers antioxidants and phytonutrients to protect against environmental stresses, free radicals, and redness. Vitamin C brightens skin tone and minimise the look of hyper-pigmentation, while hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates to visibly reduce those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. Literally bringing ‘youth to the people’ this serum is a must have in your nighttime routine.
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE AGE PREVENTION FIRM AND BRIGHTEN SERUM | RRP $83 | Available at Sephora HERE.
BIOLOGI REJUVENATION EYE SERUM
A targeted serum for the eye area, Biologi’s Rejuvenation Eye Serum increases collagen production, skin elasticity, brightens skin tone and protects from environmental damage. Working hard to decrease fine lines and minimise early aging spots, Biologi’s Rejuvenation Eye Serum contains Vitamin C for brighter and more radiant skin.
BIOLOGI REJUVENATION EYE SERUM | RRP $79.95 | Available at www.biologi.com.au.
NU SKIN 180 FACE WASH
Nu Skin 180° Face Wash contains 10 percent active, efficacious vitamin C, making it a potent tool against multiple signs of aging. In addition to targeting age spots and discoloration, this rich, creamy formula helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and firm the skin.
NU SKIN 180 FACE WASH | RRP $40 | Available at www.nuskin.com/en_AU
OLE HENRICKSEN C RUSH BRIGHTENING GEL CRÈME
This instantly brightening, vitamin C-rich gel crème hydrates skin for 24 hours, whilst firming and targeting fine lines and wrinkles. To put it simply, Ole Henricksen C Rush Brightening Gel Crème is moisture you can C (pardon the pun). Targeting the daily effects of stress, fatigue, and pollution, this innovative, peachy-tinted gel crème instantly illuminates and delivers an energising burst of 24-hour hydration. It renews youthful radiance and firms skin but the best bit – it will even improve makeup application by creating a smooth, hydrated canvas for foundation and concealer.
OLE HENRICKSEN C RUSH BRIGHTENING GEL CRÈME | RRP $58 | Available at Sephora HERE.
OBAGI PROFESSIONAL-C SERUM 20% STRENGTH
This highly concentrated serum is packed with Vitamin C to brighten skin’s complexion and leave it glowing. Suitable for morning and night, Obagi Professional-C Serum is a powerful formula that works to diminish signs of ageing leaving skin looking smoother, clearer and brighter. With a heavenly scent, it feels nourishing and hydrating on the skin.
OBAGI PROFESSIONAL-C SERUM 20% STRENGTH | RRP $136.40 | Available at www.obagi-au.com