LEIGH CAMPBELL: 'Can't find the right vitamin C serum? Here are 3 of the best.'

I love vitamin C as a skincare ingredient.

Well, I love it most of the time, but occasionally we have a fight.

Vitamin C applied topically to the skin helps boost collagen and fights off free radicals (the bad guys who are to blame for accelerating ageing) because it’s an antioxidant.

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It's a fantastic ingredient, but a moody one, too. It's an active, so can sometimes cause redness, flaking, breakouts or general irritation.

I'm lucky in that I can tolerate most vitamin C products I trial, but I often hear from many women that they just can't find their Goldilocks of vitamin C skincare — it’s a common problem.

Well, all is not lost.

Erin interviewed the amazing dermatologist Dr Katherine Armour, and she doesn't rate vitamin C due to those aforementioned issues. In fact, she doesn't use it — she won't even touch it!



I'm not about to ditch vitamin C, so wanted to share a couple of options that I believe are gentle and kind enough to the skin for most people to use.

CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum, $43.99.

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A pharmacy fave, this formula has ceramides and hyaluronic acid in there to help moisturise and support while vitamin C does its thing.


Go-To Much Brighter Vitamin C Serum, $59.

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Go-To founder, Zoe Foster-Blake, wouldn't put her name (and face) to a product unless she thought it was excellent. Check out the reviews online — it’s a winner.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum, $242.

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Yes, the price is exorbitant, and yes, I believe it’s as good as everyone says. The immediate glow is real.

Want to read what products and ingredients Dr Armour uses to gets such glowy skin and how she treats her patients without using vitamin C? Click here.

Do you have a vitamin C you'd like to recommend? Go on, share with us in the comment section below.

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