10 Jul Brightening Heroes Your Skin Will Love
It’s not uncommon to be politely making your way through Winter only to begin noticing your skin slowly losing its natural glow and brightness. In most cases, Summer is to blame.
You see, the damage done to our skin over long afternoons in the sun and the often-hectic social schedules we all adhere to doesn’t tend to reveal itself on your skin straight away leaving you to look lacklustre come Winter.
Winter is a great time to be treating those skin concerns that are affected by the sun because you can use brightening products that leave you more sensitive to sunlight without having to cancel your weekend plans.
Vitamin C is a hero product when it comes to brightening your complexion and diminishing the look of pigmentation that rears its ugly head after the Summer months. The anti-oxidant encourages skin cell turnover to reveal a clearer and healthier looking complexion.
But not all products are created equal. Vitamin C can be an unstable ingredient so the delivery system formulated to ensure it’s able to have an impact on your skin makes all the difference.
Here are a few favourites you should try…
As a key part of Synergie Skin’s cosmeceutical range of products, the SupremaC+ Vitamin C serum is a heavy-hitting product backed by science. The silky smooth and easy to spread serum reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation and photo-ageing with 20% CMF Triacid Complex™, a trademarked blend, unique to Synergie Skin. It doesn’t cause irritation and works well underneath makeup so is perfect for morning use.
Despite being formulated to tackle signs of aging, this powerful blend of anti-oxidants from Peter Thomas Roth is a must-try if you’re looking to reduce the appearance of your pigmentation. It contains Vitamin C in the form of THD ascorbate along with Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid, two ingredients that help you to really see the brightening benefits on your skin. It’s fragrance free and non-irritating so even people with sensitive skin will enjoy this product.
First time Vitamin C users will love how gentle this serum is. Packed with the brands signature Red Algae Marine Collagen as well as Kakadu Plum (that’s a rich source of Vitamin C) and Vitamin E, it works to both target pigmentation and dullness in your skin while getting to work on signs of aging. It’s a great addition to any routine after a long Summer and can be used both day or night.
This serum boasts encapsulated vitamin C (meaning it’s a stabilised form), sodium hyaluronate for a mega boost of hydration and ferulic acid. It’s a really potent and active formula and is one of the more hydrating vitamin C serums available. With regular use, it works to make your complexion look plumper and more even-toned while even working to prevent fine lines.
Photo: Sami Drasin
Make-Up: Bonnie G/Oz Beauty Expert