- Halle Berry, 54, revealed that she never skips vitamin C in her skincare routine.
- “It brightens our skin, it prevents us from getting spots. If you get a pimple, they disappear much faster without leaving marks. So a serum with vitamin C is the key, ”she said.
- Vitamin C is a science-based ingredient and comes in effective formulations at various price points.
For Halle Berry, the key to good skin consistency is the one rule she swears by. “Have a routine and be consistent with it,” she said recently Glamor. That is why, no matter how many new beauty trends are thrown away, there is a skin care step she will never skip.
“The products I use have evolved over the years as new technologies have become available. But there is a product that has been a part of my skin care program for as long as I can remember, and it is a serum with vitamin C, “revealed the 54-year-old actress.”
Berries are right – vitamin C does all these things and more. “Vitamin C helps produce collagen (which keeps the skin firm and reduces the appearance of wrinkles) and protects the skin from sun damage and dark spots,” Ranella Hirsch, MD, a board-certified dermatologist who practiced in Boston, told Prevention.com earlier. “Between these various functions, most people can benefit from having vitamin C in their skin care routine.”
Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant, meaning it helps fight free radicals from the environment (a type of molecule that can cause skin damage). On top of that, it really creates skin ember.
Unfortunately, Berry did not reveal exactly which vitamin C serum she currently loves. But if you want to try to integrate it into your routine, we’ve rounded up lots of dermatologist-approved choices over the years, all with different formulations and price points.
For the best of the best, SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic is a unique favorite among dermatologists. “This is by far the best product and the one I recommend most often,” said Dr. Hirsch. (The product packs 15% pure vitamin C, 1% vitamin E and 0.5% ferulic acid, a combination that can increase the effectiveness of vitamin C eight times, research suggests.)
Dr. Hirsch has also recommended Drunk Elephant’s C-Company Day Serum and Vichy LiftActiv’s Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector.
Joshua Zeichner, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City likes Neutrogena’s Rapid Tone Repair 20% Vitamin C Serum Capsules. The ultra-rich serum is packaged in single-dose biodegradable capsules, which helps maintain the strength and effect of the highly sensitive vitamin C.
C-Company ™ Vitamin C daily serum
LiftActiv vitamin C serum
Rapid Tone Repair C-capsules
While many attribute Berry’s flawless skin genetics, she insists she has worked hard to get her glow. “I’ve been taking care of this skin since I was 13, morning and evening, religiously,” she said Glamor… ”I have had a program, I have been consistent, and I have never wavered. Even on my drunken nights where I stumbled into the house in my early 20s, guess what? I wanted to be in the bathroom and wash that face as drunk as I was! So no, it’s consistency and I’ve been doing it since I was 13. ”
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