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10-day skin boosters to convince you on the power of vitamin C


by Holly O'Neill
06th Aug 2019
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Introduce these vitamin C boosters into your skincare routine ten days before your next big occasion and you’ll understand the powers of vitamin C


“If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it,” to quote director Baz Luhrmann’s cult song, Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen. But if I could offer you one other skincare tip, it would be vitamin C.

Vitamin C is in my life in many ways. It’s in my go-to Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream and my Ole Henriksen dark-circle-destroyer cult hero Banana Bright Eye Creme. I use the Lixirskin Vitamin C Paste from Fetch Beauty in the morning or post-flight when my glow is lacking and I always have a vitamin C serum on the go. My current favourites are La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10 with added salicylic acid and Alumier MD’s incredible Ever Active C&E. Jennifer Rock’s Skin Protein from her range Skingredients is a peptide-and-antioxidant-rich blend of vitamin A, C and E and is another non-negotiable must-have in my routine.

Skingredients by Jennifer Rock 03 Skin Protein, €42

The thing with vitamin C is, if you know, you know. If you’ve tried it, you won’t be without it. If you haven’t, allow me to explain as briefly as possible why you need it.

Vitamin C stimulates collagen to promote a smoother, more youthful complexion and can reduce redness and photodamage. Your skin will brighten and glow, your pigmentation will reduce and if preventative measures are what you’re searching for, know that vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning that it’s a destroyer of all the free radicals working to accelerate the ageing process in your skin.

Have I convinced you yet? If I’ve just piqued your interest but you’re not ready to hand over the €€€ just yet for the heavy-hitters I’ve mentioned above, there are two incredible new vitamin C boosters that are €20. You’ll see the brightening results from these in just ten days, and if you can commit to those ten days, you’ll never look back.

Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment, €27.16

Trilogy’s Vitamin C Booster Treatment has a super-smart delivery system. Vitamin C is isolated in one chamber, meaning it stays fresh and effective until you activate it. Use this up in ten days to keep it at it’s freshest and admire your boosted radiance and glow.

Eucerin Face Cream Hyaluron Vitamin C Booster + Hyaluronic Acid, €20

Eucerin boasts a mere 7 days use of their new serum for fresh, radiant skin with their new Hyaluron-Filler Vitamin C Booster. There’s another incredible delivery system at play here – vitamin C powder releases into hydration-boosting hyaluronic acid once you press and shake your new serum, which is also formulated with an ingredient to improve the efficacy of vitamin C.

Introduce these vitamin C boosters into your skincare routine ten days before your next big occasion and I guarantee you’ll understand why the ingredient is so hyped.

Photography by @gelcream. 


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