At Ole Henriksen, we are all about giving skin a daily dose of vitamin C because it is rich in antioxidants. “Why are antioxidants important in skincare,” you ask? Well, antioxidants help your skin fight free radicals, defend your skin from pollution and support your skin barrier. So, what percentage of vitamin C should be using in your skincare? That depends on your skin’s tolerance to the ingredient. The most-effective form of vitamin C for your skin may not be the highest concentration. Your skin may love and respond better to certain skincare ingredient pairings (like a serum with both vitamin C & vitamin E) with a lower percentage of vitamin C.

If you are new to vitamin C, we recommend starting with Barrier Booster Orange Ferment Essence, which you should apply after cleansing and toning, but before applying serum. A skincare essence is a great way to prepare your skin for the smooth application of the rest of your routine and can help replenish hydration after cleansing. If you don’t have a non-stripping cleanser, we find that applying an essence can help restore moisture loss from harsh cleansers. Barrier Booster Orange Ferment Essence is enriched with Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, orange ferments and orange stem cells. This formula is pH balanced to boost skin hydration and brighten dull skin; we love layering a more concentrated vitamin C serum over Barrier Booster Orange Ferment Essence. That’s where Truth Serum comes in—it’s Ole’s original vitamin C serum and is packed with collagen, aloe juice and orange and green tea extracts.

For Ole’s highest concentration of vitamin C for daily use, pick up bestselling Banana Bright 15% Vitamin C Serum. Get brighter, bouncier skin in 7 days* with this powerhouse combination of vitamin C and PHA. (*In an independent 8-week clinical study of 33 people)