PICKING THE RIGHT SERUM
Vitamin C offers many beneﬁts including boosting collagen production to keep skin ﬁrm and supple, minimising sun damage, and even fading pigmentation. When shopping for a serum, look for ingredients like L-ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl palmitate, retinyl ascorbate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate—these are some of the more effective vitamin C derivatives. The higher up you ﬁnd these on the ingredients list, the more potent the formula.
THE BEST WAY TO USE IT
Just like all your other vitamins, it’s best applied in the morning. Follow up with moisturiser and sunscreen. It actually works in tandem with the latter to protect your skin from UV damage and pollution.
Clockwise from the left: Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum, $149; Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum, $136; This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum, $65; Allies of Skin Vitamin C 35% Collagen Rebuilding Serum, $175; Pixi Vitamin-C serum, $38; Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow, $56; ETUDE HOUSE Vita C Talk, $39.90.
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Everything you need to know before you start using vitamin C products.
PHOTOGRAPHY PHYLLICIA WANG ART DIRECTION TAN LIN KUAN TEXT SMITA DESOUZA.