Vitamin C. Your mom made you take it when you were growing up to stave off colds, your doctor recommended it during the university years to beat winter’s lack-of-sunshine blues and now, you like to swirl its powdered form into water to give your mind and body a quick-fix boost. So clearly, it only makes sense that this handy-dandy ingredient should be rubbed onto your face to help turn back time. Especially when it’s stirred into a youth-inducing serum made up of vitamin E, extracted from potatoes, tapioca and sunflowers and natural peptides derived from marine algae.
After all, only a superstar ingredient combo like this, found in Sephora Collection’s Ultra Glow Serum will work hard enough to increase your skin’s radiance and improve, tighten, firm and even out your skin tone all at the same time.
Here’s the deal. Using this type of a Vitamin C-based serum on your face is like vacationing in California for a month, minus the celebrity sightings (ooh! Was that a Kardashian?), Hollywood Hills and, let’s be honest, sun and credit card damage. Because when it’s incorporated into skin care, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It stimulates your collagen production, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and repairs damage from pollution, stress, the environment and the sun—all to leave your face looking youthful and refreshed. Like you’ve just been on vacation.
But possibly the best part, for your skin and for your peace of mind, is that the Ultra Glow Serum formulation is not only fast absorbing and hydrating, it’s also free of silicone, mineral oil and animal-based materials. And it’s got the Sephora Clean seal to prove it. You see, Sephora’s been working overtime to meet with brand founders, experts and customers to ID exactly what they are looking for in clean beauty. The answers were pretty simple: straightforward beauty products bursting with innovation, big results and powerful ingredients, yet without harsh and harmful ingredients. Ultra Glow Serum made the cut.
Plus, its bottle is made of 100 per cent recyclable glass, while its box is comprised of materials crafted from sustainable forests and printed with plant-based inks. And you can’t beat that. So when you really think about it, Vitamin C isn’t just good for you and your skin, it’s good for everyone, including the environment and our planet.
Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum, $27, available in-store and online at Sephora.ca
*This post is brought to you in partnership with Sephora, but the opinions are our own.