vitamin C serums (2)


—Fragrance, especially photosensitizing/photoxic essential oils (lavender, citrus peel, and my own not-always-common ones like alcohol): in bold
—But otherwise well-formulated, with a high enough (and actually stated) percentage of vitamin C to be useful, often with extra antioxidants, cruelty-free, and decent prices in the $25-40 range

  • DeVita C Serum
    $22.38 – 35.95 / 1 oz
    17% LAA + MAP
    Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (certified organic aloe vera gel), Camellia sinensis (Japanese green tea) leaf extract, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, Citric acid, L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, Medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), D-beta glucosamine.
  • Makeup Artist’s Choice (MUAC) Super C + E Serum
    $42.50 / 1 oz
    10% aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate
    Ingredients: Purified Water, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate (stable vitamin c), Ethoxydiglycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin e), Propylene Glycol, Orange Peel Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylisothiazolinone.
  • MyChelle Perfect C Serum
    $33.37 – 41.79 / 1 oz
    17 % LAA
    Ingredients: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ascorbic Acid (L), Alcohol Denatured (Grain)*, Glycerin (Vegetable)*, Aqua (Water), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Ergothioneine (L), Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Lipids, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta) (NutraFlora®), Beta-Carotene (D), Glucosamine HCI (D), Wine Extract, Astaxanthin (BioAstin®), Tocotrienols (Vitamin E), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut), Tocopherol (D-alpha), Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum
  • UPDATE: moved Timeless to vitamin C serums (1)Timeless Skincare 20% C + E + Ferulic Acid Serum
    $24.95 / 1 oz
    20% LAA
    Ingredients: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Alpha Tocopherol, Polysorbate 80, Panthenol, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrance.
  • UNT C* Clarity Serum
    $33.38 / 1.2 oz
    20% LAA
    Ingredients: Water, L-ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, 1,2-dihydroxypropane, Sodium Hyaluronate, L-lysine HCI, Perfume / lemon extract [dep. ingredient list version].

NEXT UP: pricier-to-overpriced vitamin C serums; featuring some of the better-known and best-selling ones.


  • vitamin C serums (1) (=previous post), (3) (= next post), and (4)
  • vitamin C serums (5):
    • a top ten: vitamin C serums with at least 10% l-ascorbic acid (or similar equivalent), cruelty-free, unscented, for at most $40.00 / 1 oz
    • the short-list: vitamin C serums with at least 10% l-ascorbic acid (or similar equivalent) for at most $50.00 / 1 oz + C-containing serums under $30.00
    • the long list: vitamin C serums + serums containing vitamin C for at most $50.00 / 1 oz
    • and the whole list (there’s about 100 or so here)
  • vitamin C serums (6): categorized by type of vitamin C (ex. l-ascorbic acid).


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