As a shopping editor who covers beauty, I’ve had many conversations with dermatologists and aestheticians about skin-care routines. The one thing they always recommend? Vitamin C. Despite the serum formulas smelling like hot dogs, the antioxidant is pretty much an all-in-one, targeting hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and sun damage. However, there’s a lot to consider when trying them out. Since nobody wants to mess up their skin barrier, we reached out to Dr. Angela Lamb, M.D., Dr. Dusan Sajic, M.D., Ph.D., and Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, M.D., F.A.A.D., to help you pick the right vitamin-C serum for your face.
The Collagen-Boosting One
VivierSkin C E Peptides
Featuring a low but not too low percentage of L-ascorbic acid (10 percent), this recommendation from Sajic is on the gentler side — but reviewers also love the collagen-boosting peptides that help smooth skin.
The Moisturizing One
ZO Skin Health 10% Vitamin C
Featuring tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and additional antioxidants for skin protection, you’ll also find squalane in this pick from Sajic.
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