Vitamin C is like the holy grail of all vitamins. It’s said to boost your immune system, quickly heal wounds, and when it comes to skincare—it’s discoloration and hyperpigmentation’s worst enemy, but your best friend.
Why is that? Well, the answer is simple: Vitamin C impedes melanin production and that’s all dark spots really are—areas of concentrated melanin. Now I know what you’re thinking? My whole body is concentrated melanin!
This is true, but Vitamin C isn’t a skin lightener. It’s only going to even out your skin to its natural tone and keep the rest of your face clear and bright.
And while you should be careful about using any super pure ingredient on your skin, these black-owned companies have formulated products that’ll take care of your dark spots quickly and safely.
Here are 3 powerful products to get you started.
There are a few things that contribute to dark marks and scars looking way worse than what they truly are and super dull, drab skin is one of them. That’s why this Brightening-C Serum from Nolaskinsentials gives your skin the type of TLC that doesn’t just tackle the discoloration, but a tired and problematic complexion as a whole.
Like most serums, the secret isn’t just in the Vitamin C. It’s actually in the cocktail of vitamins and antioxidants that work together to deliver skin that’s fresh and even-toned.
If you’re still wondering what qualifies as “tired” skin, the answer is straightforward. It’s any skin that is dehydrated, being hit by pollution and/or harsh weather, and poor skincare habits. So yes, all of us have tired skin, so all of us need to grab this serum ASAP.
Tip: While most serums should be used once a day, this serum is actually better if used once in the morning then again at night. Make sure you moisturize after both times.
The one thing that sets this Vitamin C serum apart from others is that it was created with “defense” in mind. Defense from what, you ask? Free radical damage that worsens hyperpigmentation and accelerates premature skin-aging, of course. Yup, it does all of that while also making your skin’s moisture barriers stronger than before.
Plus, the ingredients are clean, safe, and simple. In fact, you’ll really only find tons of vitamins, antioxidants, and acids that work to improve the overall health of your skin.
The best part? This is not just some amateur mix that you’re taking a risk on—nope! This multivitamin defense serum, as well as the entire brand, is actually the brainchild of trusted oculofacial plastic surgeon, Chaneve Jeanniton, MD. That’s right, y’all—a whole doctor.
Tip: Because this serum is made with hyaluronic acid, feel free to pair it with a moisturizer formulated with retinol and/or natural humectants like honey for more anti-aging benefit.
Aptly called “magic in a bottle”, this Vitamin C serum from Buttah Skin is just what you need to get a clearer, more radiant complexion with each passing day. And since it’s also formulated with our other two favorite girls—water and Vitamin E— it’s almost guaranteed to revitalize your skin and improve the appearance of dark spots.
All you have to use is 3-4 drops before your daily moisturizer. Just rub it in circular motions over your problem areas or (whole face if you want!) and let it do it’s thing.
And for those of you worried about the shelf-life of the products? Don’t be! Buttah Skin promises freshness by purposely packaging the serum in a dark-hued bottle to preserve the quality of the formula over time. Even if it discolors, it’s still safe and effective.
Tip: Thoroughly cleanse and dry your skin before applying this serum so that there’s no problem with the product properly absorbing into your skin before moisturizing.