Celebrating World Vitamin C Day with Sunday Riley

The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (AKA ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make the sunny-hued little beauty a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells, and some studies have even shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage. In addition, sunscreen and vitamin C are a dynamic duo that work together to protect skin. For starters, vitamin C can boost your SPF’s efficiency, which means you’re even less likely to experience signs of premature ageing. Sunscreen helps prevent vitamin C from oxidising on the skin, thereby improving its performance.
To break the news gently: you NEED the stuff on your face, as well as in your diet. Lucky for us there’s some clever skincare brands doing unique things with it, and formulas to suit every skin.
Which brings me to World Vitamin C Day – which is today! – and celebrating one of the brands most associated with the killer ingredient, Sunday Riley. Sunday Riley’s C.E.O. Vitamin C range is a cult favourite and best-seller across the globe, and offers several options for those looking to add a little C into their lives. One of the key differences between Sunday Riley’s Vitamin C range and many others, is that it comes formulated with THD Ascorbate, an ultra-powerful and highly stable form of Vitamin C. This makes it suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive, high maintenance skin like me. THD Ascorbate is also oil soluble, ensuring it can penetrate deeper into the skin. It’s a win-win!

So what’s on offer?

C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Oil
This super high performing oil gives a healthy glow and replenishes the skin's moisture barrier with GLA and Omega 6. It helps fight the premature signs of ageing caused by time, stress, lifestyle, and pollution, including dullness, visible loss of firmness, lines and wrinkles, and the appearance of dark spots and surface redness. I personally love that it includes Golden Turmeric in the mix to improve skin radiance and evenness of skin tone. For extra glow, mix a couple of drops of C.E.O Glow to your foundation/moisturiser and see the difference!

C.E.O 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum
C.E.O Brightening Serum, powered by 15% advanced Vitamin C, is targeted to quickly fight the look of dullness, dark spots, and discolorations at the source while diminishing the signs of ageing. Both highly stable and oil-soluble, the aforementioned THD Ascorbate rapidly absorbs into the skin for visible antioxidant benefits, including visual improvement in loss of firmness, and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and dullness. A non-negotiable of late in my morning routine, I can’t get enough of this baby!

C.E.O Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream
With 5% THD Ascorbate, this lush, luxe moisturiser is powerful at fighting the first visible signs of ageing and restoring vital skin radiance and I love it. Once in the skin, it helps boost youthful-looking skin texture and volume, in addition to providing photostable, antioxidant support. Blended with protective, anti-pollution exopolysaccharides and refining lime pearl extract, this formula visibly repairs the effects of ageing, environmental stress, and pollution-induced damage. I love that it is rich yet never greasy, providing hydration and antioxidant protection to the skin for a healthier-looking complexion.

C.E.O Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Gel Cream
The lighter cousin to the above cream, this plumping moisturiser features the same brightening benefits of vitamin C to help even skin tone, while a sodium hyaluronate-powered humectant pulls hydration into the skin over time for long-lasting moisturisation. A combination of lutein and allantoin gives a boost of antioxidants and helps keep skin hydrated, day or night.

So what are you waiting for? Sunday Riley is available exclusively at MECCA stores nationwide and online.


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