Today (April 4) is National Vitamin C Day! Vitamin C is the go-to vitamin for building your immune system, but it’s also a proven power house in skincare products too.

Topically, Vitamin C keeps skin healthy by protecting it from oxidative damage caused by daily exposure to light, heat, and pollution. Furthermore, adding Vitamin C to your beauty regime may brighten your skin, reduce inflammation, and help to promote healthy collagen production.

Dr Nitasha Buldeo, skincare doctor and Organic Apoteke founder comments: “Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant for the skin. It is known to boost collagen production and prevent skin discolouration.”

Below, we’ve rounded up our favourite vitamin C beauty products…

MONAT C Radiance Illuminating Serum

This powerful 15% vitamin C serum (£89) is packed with antioxidants to help brighten the complexion. It features Kakadu Plum Complex, which is one of the most concentrated natural sources of Vitamin C. The serum also targets environmental damage including dark spots, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation, to leave you with a radiant, even complexion.

Organic Apoteke Buttermilk Cleanser

This nourishing cleanser (£41.95) removes make-up and dirt while leaving skin soft, smoothed and refreshed. The Damask Rose Oil provides vitamin C, which nourishes skin, smoothes wrinkles and also improves circulation.

Osmio Water Vitamin C Shower Filter

The Vitamin C Shower Filter (£35) uses vitamin C to chemically destroy the toxins excreted via the skin. It also removes chlorine and limescale from your shower water which can damage your hair and skin.

Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum& Dark Circle Corrector 

This duo is powered by Gold-Stabilised Vitamin-C to improve hyperpigmentation and dark circles to achieve a brighter and more even skin tone. The face serum also contains an ingredient called Phyto-luminescent Extract which captures UV rays and converts them into a source of light that brightens the skin! (Serum £72, Eye Cream £56)

ESPA Rejuvenating Hand Cream

Combat hand dryness with ESPA’s deeply hydrating Rejuvenating hand cream (£19). Shea butter softens hands whilst Vitamin-C rich Rosehip helps protect against the elements.

VITAL C hydrating hand and body lotion

Featuring four highly active forms of vitamin C, this body moisturiser (£45) from Image Skincare hydrates skin and also targets signs of ageing on the body.

The Organic Pharmacy Enzyme Peel Mask

This vegan-friendly creamy gel mask (£49.95) is packed with Vitamin C, Passion Fruit and Lactic Acid to brighten and exfoliate the skin. 

Oio Lab The Future Is Bright Facial Oil

This brightening facial treatment oil (£69.90) is suitable for all skin types. It contains a stable and powerful form of 15% vitamin C. This, combined with organic, cold-pressed oils, evens skin tone and results in a brighter complexion.

OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum

The Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum (£53) is powered by 15% Vitamin C, 5% PHAs and Hyaluronic Acid. The groundbreaking serum targets all major signs of ageing, giving you brighter, bouncier skin!

Click here to read more about the benefits of vitamin C!