Ingredient Spot: Vitamin C

If Vitamin C isn’t a part of your skincare regime, you’ll want to rethink your bathroom shelf. The superhero ingredient tackles the most common skin concerns: uneven and dull skin tone, acne scars, inflammation, pigmentation and so much more. So if you want to improve your skin health, read on…

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a magical ingredient that will elevate any skincare regime. Yep, it pretty much improves every skin problem you could think of, reinforcing the natural protective barrier of your skin, refining skin texture, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and preventing collagen from breaking down.

When should I use it?

It’s best used in the morning to prepare and protect your skin for the day ahead – the powerful antioxidant helps to neutralise free radicals (the skin-ageing molecules that enter our skin from everyday environmental aggressors, such as pollution and UV rays), and is a key ingredient for ageing gracefully.

Where can I find it?

In a whole host of beauty finds, from moisturisers and cleansers, to face masks and serums, here at FOUR Life we have a wide range of Vitamin C-infused products to keep you fresh-faced and glowing all year round.

Meet the products…


Naya Glow Everyday Glow Serum, £64

The potent combination of Vitamin C and cacay oil in this lightweight serum makes for the most magical glow complex. Working to transform a dull, polluted and tired complexion into a luminous, dewy one. The bio-active botanicals work hard to improve collagen turnover while reversing any damage from environmental aggressors.

Evy Technology Sunscreen Mousse SPF 30, £25

Sunscreen should be worn all year round, and we love this silky mousse that has a fast-absorbing formula and a non-greasy finish. It’s rich in Vitamin C and collagen so while it protects your skin from UV rays and pollution, it’s also working hard to repair any skin damage caused by the sun.

Wishtrend Vitamin C Sheet Mask, £2.70

Perfect pre-makeup, this brightening and glow-giving sheet mask contains 11% pure vitamin C to deliver the most concentrated effects of the super ingredient. With the addition of Vitamin E, green tea extract and sea buckthorn, it’s also super hydrating and skin-smoothing, leaving you with a perfectly supple and dewy canvas for your makeup.

Made for Life Organics Restorative Body Balm, £48

It’s not just our facial complexion that should be looked after. This super-rich and moisturising body balm is packed with Vitamin C-rich ingredients, such as carrot and rosehip oil. Designed to restore the skin’s elasticity, while repairing damaged skin tissue, the body is left nourished and appearing brighter and smoother.

Kiki Health Marine Collagen Beauty Blend Powder, £39.95

Vitamin C can also be taken orally, boosting beauty from the inside out. This nutritional supplement powder has a high source of Vitamin C, with added hyaluronic acid and hydrolysed marine collagen- it’s basically beauty in a bottle. It boosts the skin’s natural collagen production while supercharging your metabolism and improving the condition of your skin, hair and nails simultaneously.

Gorgias London Carrot & Sea Buckthorn Oil Moisturiser, £39.95

The powerful blend of carrot and sea buckthorn, which are both rich in Vitamin C, help to balance the skin’s natural pH levels. Use this mega oil if you have oily and/or blemish-prone skin, it’ll also help improve cell renewal and heal damaged skin, such as scars and blemishes.