But let’s take a step back. You might be in the same boat as me and be thinking, “What is a vitamin C serum? Do I really need it in my life?” I mean, if you’re going to spend any money on this – and not necessarily $ 166, but any amount for any of the serums available – you’re going to want to know what you’re signing up for.
Well I have the answer for you. “Vitamin C is probably the most commonly recommended antioxidant ingredient that is widely touted as an essential part of your daily skin care routine,” says certified dermatologist Flora Kim, MD, FAAD. “It is reported to be the ‘holy grail’ of skin care ingredients as it is able to do several wonderful things for our skin, from neutralizing free radicals to lightening hyperpigmentation to treating wrinkles, to name a few. Its other benefits include reducing blemishes, treating acne breakouts, stimulating collagen, and promoting glow and even skin tone.