Want brighter, firmer, younger-look­ing skin? Get ac­quainted with the new gen­er­a­tion of skincare us­ing vi­ta­min C, says Me­gan Bed­ford.

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the value of vi­ta­min C in skincare

1. La Mav Vit-C Ad­vanced Nightly Re­pair Nec­tar, $65. An or­ganic, nat­u­ral op­tion where vi­ta­min C works in con­junc­tion with rose­hip oil to re­pair and re­ju­ve­nate skin.

2. Clin­ique Fresh Pressed 7-Day Sys­tem with Pure Vi­ta­min C, $60. The ideal prep in the lead-up to a big event, this set in­cludes seven sin­gle-use sa­chets of pow­der cleanser and a vi­ta­min C daily booster (pic­tured), which uses a unique de­liv­ery mech­a­nism to en­sure the in­gre­di­ents re­main fresh and po­tent.

3. La Prairie White Caviar Il­lu­mi­nat­ing Pearl In­fu­sion, $725. The Rolls-Royce of anti-age­ing skincare, Swiss brand La Prairie en­cap­su­lates the vi­ta­min C in “pearls” to en­sure it does not de­grade quickly in this serum that tar­gets pig­men­ta­tion and evens and bright­ens skin tone.

4. Ul­traceu­ti­cals Ul­tra C23+ Firm­ing Con­cen­trate, $159. Packed with ascor­bic acid, the most pow­er­ful form of vi­ta­min C used in skincare, the nightly cream aims to firm skin and in­crease re­silience.

5. Kiehl’s Pow­er­ful-Strength Line-Re­duc­ing Con­cen­trate, $128. As the name sug­gests, smooth­ing wrin­kles, par­tic­u­larly un­der the eyes and round the mouth, is the fo­cus for this best­seller.

6. The Body Shop Vi­ta­min C Glow Boost­ing Mois­turiser, $68. An ev­ery­day mois­turiser from the brand’s multi-prod­uct vi­ta­min C range, with an eas­ily-tol­er­ated gel tex­ture that perks up tired-look­ing skin.

7. Mu­rad Rapid Resur­fac­ing Peel, $89 for 16. Don’t be put off by the word peel – these bril­liant sin­gle-use tow­elettes give skin a quick, gen­tle ex­fo­li­a­tion us­ing gly­colic acid and vi­ta­min C.

8. The Body Shop Vi­ta­min C Glow-Re­veal­ing Liq­uid Peel, $50. Get a deep clean and elim­i­nate sur­facelevel dead skin and build-up so other skincare pen­e­trates more ef­fec­tively.

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