This resource helps familiarize you with the types of vitamin C found in skincare products. While the active form of vitamin C is considered the "gold standard" for brightening, antioxidant protection, collagen production and more, it's also notoriously unstable and often irritating. That's why you might consider one of the many vitamin C derivatives—they gently deliver similar benefits and have greater stability. With this cheat sheet, you'll be able to identify vitamin C in ingredients lists and make an informed choice about which type to use in your routine.
Last updated: April 2019