The Perfect Base: Vitamin C + SPF

The importance of wearing sunscreen daily—and reapplying throughout the day—is no secret. In fact, it’s one of the skin care rituals experts swear by. It helps prevent skin cancers, sunburns, sun poisoning and, when applied regularly, can aid in the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles. Enter vitamin C: a powerhouse antioxidant that helps reduce hyperpigmentation and fine lines, protects against environmental aggressors and brightens your skin for a gorgeous glow. When paired together, these two ingredients become game changers—more effective in neutralizing free radical damage and doubling their effects. We’ve rounded up a list of our perfect vitamin C + SPF pairings to easily integrate into your routine.

Our Perfect Pairings

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C Face Serum with Salicylic Acid is an antiaging serum that features 10% pure vitamin C alongside neurosensine and salicylic acid. It visibly boosts skin’s radiance while helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk Body & Face Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 100 is specifically formulated to help protect skin that burns easily. It’s lightweight, fast-absorbing, water resistant and is formulated with their exclusive Cell-Ox Shield® Technology (UVA/UVB Filters and antioxidants) to keep your skin healthy.

Sunday Riley

The Sunday Riley C.E.O. Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Cream supercharges your skin with high potency, vitamin C to brighten and even your skin tone while aiding in hydration to offer long-lasting moisturization. Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen is a lightweight, 99.99% oil-free sunscreen with antioxidant turmeric for pollution protection. It’s perfect for all skin types and formulated with plant-based xanthophyl to provide blue light defense.  

iS Clinical

iS Clinical C E Serum Advance Plus is a powerful serum with a formula that combines 15% vitamin C with 1% vitamin E to improve both skin tone and texture. It also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and facilitates collagen production. The iS Clinical Eclipse SPF 50+ contains titanium dioxide and micronized zinc oxide to provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that’s water resistant and ideal for long periods spent in the sun. It’s formulated with vitamin E to shield against environmental aggressors and free radical damage. 

Revision Skincare

The Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex 30% is formulated with the brand’s patent-pending MelaPATH® Technology and works to defend and correct the skin-damaging effects of free radicals. Revision Skincare Intellishade Matte Age-Defying Tinted Moisturizer SPF 45 is a 5-in-1 daily tinted moisturizer that’s formulated to help correct, protect, conceal, brighten and hydrate your skin. It helps reduce visible signs of aging and works to enhance skin’s natural moisture barrier while protecting it from UVA/UVB radiation. 

REN Clean Skincare

REN Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream is a weightless moisturizer that touts a combination of vitamin C, magnesium and tara pod extract that all work to brighten your skin, balance its tone and improve overall texture. A great option for oily skin, the REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 helps protect your skin against premature aging caused by UVA/UVB exposure. It’s formulated with 22% non-nano naturally derived zinc oxide to offer broad-spectrum protection while passionfruit extract (which is known as an antioxidant) supports your skin’s defense against free radicals. 

Natalie Rosselli

Natalie Rosselli

Content Writer

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