Our top 7 vitamin C serums and what they can do for you


Mecca Cosmetica Skin Brightening Vitamin C Serum

This daily protective treatment was specifically designed to target your most-asked about skin concerns including pigmentation, dark spots and dullness. It’s everything you look for in a daily vitamin C serum: antioxidant-rich, high-potency, never sticky, sinks into the skin to provide supreme brightening, provides anti-ageing and skin-protecting benefits. This is all thanks to a powerhouse blend of ingredients: 15% L-ascorbic acid (the highest possible concentration of stabilised vitamin C), ferulic acid (vitamin C’s perfect partner to fight fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots), licorice root extract (to visibly reduce dark spots and pigmentation) and vitamin E (a naturally occurring ingredient of healthy skin). This is a serum created by us, inspired by you – and we couldn’t be prouder of it.

Dr. Barbara Sturm The Good C Vitamin C Serum

This innovative serum from Dr. Barbara Sturm contains oil-soluble vitamin C THD, synthetic vitamin C in glycosidic form and an extract from Kakadu plum. It’s formulated to reduce uneven pigmentation, improve tone and texture, stimulate collagen (for firmer-looking skin) and provide anti-oxidative protection from free radicals and UV stress. The Good C also contains Zinc, which acts as a booster that transports the vitamin C effectively into the skin.

Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum

For your daily dose of glow of a morning, look no further than this bestseller. It’s spiked with peptides and other antioxidants like ferulic acid, this powerful serum not only heals sun damage to reverse lines and pigmentation, but survives exposure to daylight in order to (under a good forcefield of sunscreen, of course) hold up a serious line of defence against UV. This day serum has what’s called a “reservoir effect”, meaning it stays active on the face for 72 hours once applied, even with cleansing.

GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum

This advanced product from goop combines a potent mix of moisturising hyaluronic acid and L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Formulaed with three different molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid to penetrate different layers of the skin, as well as antioxidant superfruit Kakadu plum, the ingredients work synergistically to help brighten the appearance of the skin significantly improving firmness, tone, texture, hydration levels and helping to boost overall radiance.

Volition Beauty Strawberry C Serum

Ever tried rubbing strawberry on your face as part of your skincare routine? Neither have we. But, the innovator behind this serum used to during summer and became ‘obsessed with the results’ – so, the Volition Beauty Strawberry C Serum was born. It’s packed with 20% strawberry-derived vitamin C as well as Kakadu plum which further brightens and calms the skin. Added hyaluronic acid and cucumber water to plump and soothe win extra points in our books.

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester

Getting the right type dose of vitamin C is crucial. If brighter, tighter-looking skin is what you’re striving for then Perricone MD’s Ester-C is the gold standard product your routine needs. It re-firms delicate, sagging skin and dissolving shadows—plus, it’s Perricone's highest concentration of vitamin C (20%). Top that off with its powerful delivery system which penetrates to the deepest layer of skin’s surface for maximum glow-giving benefits.

Sunday Riley C.E.O 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum

This popular lightweight serum by Sunday Riley promises protection from free radical damage (from environmental stressors like pollution and UV) and a more even-toned complexion over time. In addition to vitamin C THD (an oil-soluble, stable form of vitamin C), it also contains glycolic acid which gently lifts away dulling dead skin cells and boosts cellular turnover and hyaluronic acid to plump and soften skin.


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