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Sure, we love our highlighters, but for truly vibrant skin, there’s nothing like good old vitamin C for a permanent healthy glow. On top of its cold-fighting power, vitamin C is also known for its amazing brightening benefits, and using products that contain it can keep your skin looking fresh and well rested.

“Taking vitamin C supplements and even doing a vitamin C mask can definitely boost the glow in your skin,” celebrity facialist Ildi Pekar tells HelloGiggles. “Vitamin C also prevents skin damage, and food, nutrients, and even skin care products with vitamin C boost your skin antioxidants, protecting against UV rays and radiation.”

To successfully add vitamin C to your routine, here are 19 products that are sure to give your skin a nice, luminous glow.

1Vitabrid C12 Face Brightening Powder, $60

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Mix this ingenious brightening powder with the skin care product of your choice.

2Revision Vitamin C Lotion 15%, $98

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Vitamin C, vitamin E, and coenzyme Q10 come together for amazing brightening action that seriously rivals your highlighter.

3Murad City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer, $70

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Vitamin C even works its magic while you sleep!

4Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, $80

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Suitable for all skin types, this Vitamin C-packed day serum keeps skin bright and free of dark spots.

5Glossier Super Glow, $28

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This super-powered serum will make you look like you got 12 hours of sleep last night.

6Lancer Advanced C Radiance Treatment, $72.25

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Expect tighter, brighter skin whenever you use this rejuvenating skin treatment.

7Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum, $33.99

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The adorable packaging is just a bonus.

8Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Deep Cream, $72

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This cream is packed with Vitamin C and collagen amino acids that hydrate, smooth, and brighten your skin.

9Avalon Organics Intense Defense Cleansing Gel, $7.69

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Wash away dirt, makeup, and impurities with this affordable vitamin C wash.

10Dr. Myer’s Vitamin C Ampoule Point Mask, $6

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Whenever you need a refreshing burst of citrus, treat your complexion to this budget-friendly sheet mask.

11Skin Inc. Vitamin C Serum Rebalance & Tackle Pores, $35

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Improve brightness and pore size at the same time.

12Skinfood Yuja Water C Toner, $27

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Special goheung yuja extract and vitamin C join forces to create a toner that illuminates your skin like nobody’s business.

13Paula’s Choice ResistC15 Super Booster, $49


Add a few drops of this super booster into your foundation or moisturizer.

14emerginC Multi-Vitamin + Retinol Serum, $85

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Suitable for super sensitive skin, this multi-vitamin serum reduces redness associated with inflammation.

15Youth To The People Age Prevention Superfood Serum, $62

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Think of this serum as a green juice for your skin.

16DERMA E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water, $12.95

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Cleanse away dirt and impurities like a true French girl.

17La Roche-Posay Active C 10, $52.99

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Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid come together to form the perfect anti-wrinkle defense product you’ve been yearning for.

18PCA Skin C-Quench Antioxidant Serum, $75

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This helpful antioxidant serum strengthens, hydrates, and protects skin.

19Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil Rosehip, $10.95

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Reduce scarring, blemishes, and annoying dark spots.

If you want to give your highlighters a break, perk up your skin with some brightening vitamin C skin care products.