The Antioxidant Serums We Trust for Bright, Even Skin
Antioxidants are an important part of any thorough skincare routine. They do so many glorious things: Antioxidants are the anti-inflammatory, skin-firming, wrinkle-softening, acne scar–reducing, sun damage–repairing, and brightening superstars of the beauty world. They're basically the triple (sextuple?) threat hiding in your medicine cabinet. So why not invest in some of that goodness? Look for words like "radiance," "even skin tone," and "environmental aggressors" when you're shopping and you can't go wrong.
Below find our favourite antioxidant serums and why each one is special.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum ($94)
To stave off dark spots and discolorations at the source, look no further than Sunday Riley's vitamin C serum. After continued use, your skin will look firmer, plumper, and illuminated, while phytosterols reduce the look of redness and skin sensitivity.
I'm constantly singing this little bottle's praises—and there's no sign of slowing down now. Skinceuticals CE Ferulic is an antioxidant with a cult following for a reason (or rather many reasons): It defends against photoaging, neutralises free radicals, promotes collagen production, and delivers unmatched brightening properties. Yes, it's as good as everyone says it is.
Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Antioxidant Concentrate Serum With Retinol ($38)
This product is a concentrated formula that not only defends against environmental stressors, brightens, and refines skin, but it also contains a gentle amount of retinol to restore moisture and defend against signs of aging.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum ($102)
Even out your skin tone and improve the appearance of dark spots with Caudalie's time-honored antioxidant serum. In it, you'll find viniferine, an ingredient from the grape vine sap that is clinically proven to be 62 times more effective than vitamin C.