Health & Beauty

7 Cult Classics In Vitamin C Skincare

June 13, 2024

Vitamin C is an essential in summer skincare, providing the face with antioxidant protection while visibly brightening a complexion. From new drops to boosted formulas, these seven solutions have been made popular with online beauty communities, putting the ‘C’ in Cult Classic. Shop below! —Julia Dumbrell

Peter Thomas Roth: Power Serum

The Potent-C™ Power Serum by Peter Thomas Roth is said to be 50 times more powerful than traditional vitamin C ($142). That’s what makes this anti-aging and brightening serum one of the summer’s most coveted skincare solutions.

Tatcha: Violet-C Brightening Serum

With pure ingredients and gentle strength that helps soften, smooth, and brighten, the Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum 20% Vitamin C + 10% AHA is one of Sephora’s best-selling summer skincare products for a reason ($120).

Summer Fridays: CC Me Serum

The Summer Fridays CC Me Vitamin C + Niacinamide Serum is so hot right now ($92). The serum is totally rich with its visibly brightening and skin tone-improving ingredients.

Vichy: Liftactive Serum

Vichy’s Liftactive 15% Vitamin C Serum gives us a viral solution to external aggressors this summer, from pollution to UV rays ($64). With a hypoallergenic formula, strengthening Vichy Volcanic Water and powerful antioxidants, it’s trending online for those looking to prevent dullness and improve evenness this summer. 

Paula’s Choice: C15 Super Booster

Beauty gurus are rating the new and improved C15 Super Booster by Paula’s Choice a 15 out of 10 ($55). With 15% vitamin C, immediate results are delivered with a natural looking glow in just 15 minutes! 

NUDESTIX: Citrus-C Mask & Daily Moisturizer

Functioning as a day cream, night cream, hydrating primer and sleeping mask, the NUDESTIX Citrus-C Mask & Daily Moisturizer is iconic in all categories ($49). The rich, lightweight and cruelty-free formula deeply hydrates and improves elasticity, infused with brightening and evening ingredients like fermented yuzu oil and turmeric extract.

The Ordinary: Vitamin F Solution

The Ordinary products have long been appreciated for their affordability, with single ingredients that target results. In the Vitamin C category, apply a few drops of the hailed Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F to the entire face morning and night to see boosted results across all skin types ($27.20).


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