Vitamin C Serum

Mario Badescu

Vitamin C Serum

Why you’ll love it: Vitamin C is one of skin care’s most beloved ingredients for its
brightening, antioxidant powers, but not all vitamin C is worthy of the hype. Mario Badescu’s serum is one you can feel good about applying. It contains two of the most effective forms of the hero ingredient: an ascorbate and 3-0-ethyl-ascorbic acid, both stabilized forms of vitamin C. It helps fade hyperpigmentation like sun spots, gives skin an overall glow, and wears beautifully under the rest of your routine. And even though it’s potent, drastically fading the sunspots across one editor’s cheeks and hormonal acne scars on her chin in about one month, it didn’t irritate her sensitive skin or cause any redness.

How you’ll use it: Squirt three to four drops into the palms of your hands and press the serum over your face; it absorbs beautifully without any obvious scent.

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