Vitamin C is one of the most robust topical treatments for brightening hyperpigmentation and building fresh collagen. Now the Supergoop Daily Dose serum (opens in new tab) has ingeniously combined this skincare wunderkind with SPF40 for a powerhouse first-of-its-kind product.
Launching on the 28th December, Daily Dose is not only Supergoop's first ever serum, it's the only vitamin C serum to simplify your skincare routine (opens in new tab) by containing a built-in in SPF.
Yup, Daily Dose is a beauty minimalist's dream and set to top our best vitamin C serums (opens in new tab)wishlist. But there's also another reason for combining these two skincare functions in one bottle.
Dermatologists (opens in new tab) stress that pairing your sunscreen with vitamin C, one of the best antioxidants in the game, is more effective at neutralizing free radical damage from sun exposure than just using sunscreen alone.
The trouble is, vitamin C's efficacy is only matched by how unstable it can become when exposed to sunlight and air.
Research on the Daily Dose serum revealed that when vitamin C is snuck into the same product as an SPF, the SPF protects it from UV rays and keeps it more stable (and therefore more effective). In addition, Daily Dose houses both ingredients in an airless pump bottle that is also opaque.
Not that we're talking about any old vitamin C, of course. The14% concentration in Daily Dose is a combination of ethyl ascorbic acid and Kakadu Plum, which is one of the richest, all-natural sources of the antioxidant. This is then blended with avobenzone, homosalate, and octocrylene sunscreens.
Simply apply Daily Dose after cleansing then top it up with your usual sunscreen throughout the day.
Bonus: this being Supergoop expect a sensorially pleasing, invisible and non-chalky finish on all skin tones.
Fiona Embleton is a multi-award-winning beauty editor who has tested over 10,000 products in her 10 years + of writing and shooting beauty stories. For the past four years, she was the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, having previously worked in the role of Beauty Editor at both Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has recently gone freelance and alongside My Imperfect Life, she has written for titles including ELLE UK, ELLE Canada, Buro 247, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Scandinavia, and ES Magazine. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first-class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography, and catwalk trends. She loves jumping on the latest internet-breaking beauty news, dissecting the best red carpet looks, and having the crème de la crème of dermatologists, make-up artists, and hairstylists on speed dial so she can tap them for the best advice. She’s a discerning beauty shopper and knows it can be confusing trying to navigate what’s hype and what really works. So if she really likes something, you can trust that she has reached that opinion by vetting it against everything else she’s ever tried. Her career highs? Interviewing Cate Blanchett and winning a Jasmine Award for the deeply personal feature Cancer Stole My Mother’s Scent.
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