12 Vitamin C Serums for Seriously Glowing Skin


Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum


  • Reduces signs of aging


  • Needs time to build skin resistance

With 15 percent vitamin C, vitamin E, and a special antioxidant derived from pine bark, this anti-aging formula corrects and treats dullness, discoloration, and fine lines. With so many powerful ingredients in one bottle, you can probably cancel your next facial appointment.

Vichy star rating: 4.3/5 stars

A Vichy reviewer said: “I’ve only been using this for a week and am already seeing great results with reduced fine lines around my mouth and face. It feels rejuvenating when you use it, and I actually feel a tightening happening. My skin is brighter and more illuminated. I am turning 60 this year, so really looking for ways to battle these lines, and they look good!”

Key IngredientsVitamin C, vitamin E
Size1 fl oz

LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum


Paula’s Choice 25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum


  • Brightening effect


  • Concentration is over 20%

With vitamin C, glutathione, and ergothioneine, this serum instantly brightens dull skin. Depending on your skin’s sensitivity, you can use the product alone or add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer for a more diffused but equally effective application.

Sephora star rating: 4.7/5 stars

A Sephora reviewer said: “This product is absolutely amazing, I am always looking for vitamin C products and recently started trying Paula’s choice products. I use 1-2 pump all over my face and I think it is brightening up my skin tone and texture. I recommend it, I actually bought this for my sister and mom as well.”

Key IngredientsVitamin C, glutathione, ergothioneine
Size1 oz

25% Vitamin C + Glutathione Clinical Serum