Whilst we’ve all heard about the benefits of vitamin C in our diets, it turns out it’s pretty great for our skin, too. This powerful antioxidant fights off free radicals, protecting skin from the impact of pollution and UV damage, as well as plumping and firming the skin by boosting its collagen production. It also inhibits melanin production, meaning it works wonders for fading dark spots, as well as brightening and evening out skin tone.
Like all antioxidants, vitamin C breaks down and loses its efficacy if routinely exposed to light and air, so any products you buy should ideally use air-tight opaque packaging.
Tatler recommends: SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulic is a cult-favourite, recommended by dermatologists and beauty editors the world over. This superhero serum features 15% pure vitamin C, combined with vitamin E and ferulic acid to make it even more potent.