Vitamin C-Packed Beauty Products to Help You Transition Into Winter

To keep your skin glowing and nourished, even on the coldest of winter days, it’s important to add some vitamin C to your beauty regimen. Whether in the form of a serum, moisturizer, mask, or mist, vitamin-rich products are a must for the frigid months ahead.

Below we’ve rounded up some of our favourite products to keep skin feeling sun-kissed, even on the shortest days of the year.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Day Serum combats the worst of cold weather skin ailments: loss of firmness and dull skin texture. This super potent serum is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin C. The product should be applied on a daily basis (preferably in the morning) to your face and neck. Thanks to its C-Firma technology, it will stay active on your skin for up to three days.

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 12.5% Vitamin C

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is two-fold. Not only does it help fight dullness and dryness, but it specifically targets fine lines and wrinkles, making this the perfect anti-aging vitamin C boost for your skin. This nourishing concentrate is packed with antioxidants and should be applied twice daily, after your cleanser but before your moisturizer.

Fresh Vitamin C Antioxidant Glow Face Mist

Even in the dead of fall or winter, there’s nothing like a refreshing face mist to perk up your skin. Fresh’s Vitamin C Antioxidant Glow Face Mist is ultra fine, paraben free, alcohol free, and contains a multitude of vitamins, including vitamin C, that will leave you with a dewy glow. Comprised of a vitamin fruit complex that combines lemon and orange extracts with vitamins C, E, and B5, this facial spray is a must have in your winter handbag. Plus, it’s super fast drying, which means it works well as a setter for your makeup and for spritzes throughout the day.

Olehenriksen C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème

Twenty-four-hour hydration? Yes, please! Olehenriksen’s C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème is a master moisturizer. Rich in vitamin C, this apricot-hued cream promises to instantly illuminate skin and offers a burst of hydration for twenty-four hours straight, all the while targeting fine lines and wrinkles. Three different sources of vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) come together to create a dream trio; combined with Rose of Winter extract, they work to nourish and condition skin. This product should be applied twice daily for best results.

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

A not-to-be-skipped step in one’s winter skin regimen is the face mask. With so many luxury products to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow it down. But when it comes to finding the perfect cold weather face mask, there’s nothing better than one jam packed with vitamins. Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask is one of our favourites. It contains Japanese beautyberry, two types of Vitamin C (both a water-soluble and oil-soluble derivative), and alpha hydroxy acids (which have major anti-aging properties) from seven types of fruit. Combined, these ingredients work to improve dullness and uneven skin texture, reduce wrinkles, and leave smoother looking skin. The creamy mask should be applied weekly and left on for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Vancouver. Currently based in Toronto, it was during her time studying History and English at McGill and University College London that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, watching Disney musicals, or Instagramming her new favourite coffee spot.