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9 Best Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

by Liyana Salleh

Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

One of the most hyped additions to skincare steps recently is vitamin C serums and for good reasons! Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is famed for helping to reverse ageing skin, reducing dark spots, restoring skin’s elasticity and brightening the skin. With such great effect, it is no wonder it is on everyone’s ‘Must Have’ list.

Don’t know how to choose the best vitamin C serum for you? Worry not as we at The Kind Helper have compiled a list of great vitamin C serum choices just for you!

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The Magic of Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C is safe to be used on most skin types. However, if you have sensitive skin, you may want to avoid products with L-ascorbic acid and opt for products with magnesium ascorbyl phosphate instead.

Our body is unable to produce vitamins on its own and hence, that is why we have to consume food rich in vitamins daily. But, there is no guarantee that all the goodness of the vitamin C that you eat will help tackle your skin problems specifically. That is why you should get your hands on vitamin C serums.

Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants – a substance that fights oxidation which helps to protect your skin from harmful free radicals. Antioxidants “give” these free radicals and electrons which then make them harmless.

Moreover, vitamin C aids in boosting the production of collagen. High collagen production results in a firm and elastic skin. Vitamin C serums can help to aid its production which will result in a youthful, tight and firm skin and prevent skin sagging.

Vitamin C also helps to fade pigmentation. Hyperpigmentation such as dark spots, age spots and melasma is a result of overproduction of melanin in that area of skin. Vitamin C helps to impede the production of melanin. This in return helps the hyperpigmentation to fade and gives you a more even skin tone.

What’s even better, vitamin C helps in reducing wrinkles and in healing wounds. That stubborn acne scar that you just can’t seem to get rid of, that soon will disappear!

How To Choose The Best Vitamin C Serum

1. Ingredients
One of the things that you should consider when getting a vitamin C serum is of course its ingredients. Look for L-ascorbic acid in the ingredients – preferably when it’s one of the top ingredients.

(However, keep in mind to search for magnesium ascorbyl phosphate instead if you have highly sensitive skin!). It is a bonus if other ingredients include substances like vitamin E which works well with vitamin C.

2. Percentage of Vitamin C
Next, look at the concentration of vitamin C. The serums with 8% – 10% of vitamin C would be your best bet. Generally, the higher the percentage, the better it is for you.

However, research has shown that after 20%, its efficacy does not improve. But, there is a risk that it would irritate your skin instead. If you have sensitive skin, try vitamin C serums with a lower percentage such as 5% first and see how it reacts with your skin.

3. Packaging
One of the most important things that you should also look for is the packaging of the serum. Vitamin C reacts actively with the Sun and even oxygen.

Therefore, it is important that the packaging is a dark or tinted bottle. If your serum turns yellow, this means that it has turned unstable most probably due to exposure to light or oxygen.

Best Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

1. Garnier Light Complete Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

Price: RM~24
Vitamin C Ingredient: 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
Percentage: N/A
Weight: 30ml

 

Pros

Cons

The Garnier Light Complete Vitamin C Serum will give you brighter and moisturized skin. It also helps in reducing acne scars and the visibility of dark spots.

The serum is said to be able to give you an instant glow and reduces spots in just 3 days! Not only that, it is available in major pharmacies making it so accessible and not to mention affordable too.

2. Wardah C-defense With Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

Price: RM~25
Vitamin C Ingredient:
Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (a vitamin C derivative) 
Percentage: 10%
Weight: 17ml

Pros

Cons

Comes in a non-transparent bottle and dropper which minimizes the serum’s exposure to light and oxygen, the Wardah C Defense Serum is one that you should consider.

It is also reasonably priced at about RM29.90 for a 17ml bottle that may last you for 1 – 1.5 months. It is transparent and has a liquid gel consistency.

3. SOME BY MI Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum

Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

Price: RM~54
Vitamin C Ingredient:
Pure Ascorbic Acid 
Percentage: 3%
Weight: 30ml

Pros

Cons

This serum is a combination of Galactomytes (a type of fungi) and pure ascorbic acid among others. It comes in a brown-tinted bottle, dropper and a plastic stopper at the mouth of the bottle to prevent the excess product from dropping out. It is lightweight, absorbs easily and does not leave a sticky feeling.

While it does have a fragrance, the smell quickly disappears after application. Priced at about RM41, you will get 30ml worth of serum.

4. DR.Rashel Vitamin C Brightening

Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

Price: RM~12
Vitamin C Ingredient: 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
Percentage: 10%
Weight: 50ml

Pros

Cons

Dr Rashel’s Vitamin C serum is a thin serum that has a highly concentrated base of pure vegan hyaluronic acid. The serum works to minimize existing wrinkles and fights off new wrinkles, aids in fading sunspots and pigmentation and improves your skin texture – all in one bottle!

It comes in a glass bottle tinted in a yummy looking orange and also has a dropper for ease of use.

5. L’Oreal Paris Laser Essence Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

Price: RM~60
Vitamin C Ingredient:
3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Full ingredients can be found on its packaging)
Weight: 30ml

Pros

Cons

Get your skin silky smooth with the L’oreal Paris Laser Essence Vitamin C Serum. The serum boasts a thin and fluid texture which will give you immediate moisturized skin. It has Acetyl C which efficiently helps to fade existing spots.

The serum will also help to control pigmentation and aid in making your skin fairer and radiant. It comes with a dropper and a fully covered bottle to protect the serum.

6. LANBENA Vitamin C Whitening Serum

Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

Price: RM~5
Vitamin C Ingredient:
 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid 
Percentage: N/A
Weight: 15ml

Pros

Cons

For a quick pick me up after a late-night, the Lanbena Vitamin C Serum is the one for you. Containing plant essence, this serum helps to stimulate collagen production giving you smooth, firm and youthful skin.

It also has whitening agents that help to reduce pigmentation and make your skin brighter. Those with sensitive skin need not worry as they contain no hormones, pigment, fluorescent or heavy metals.

7. Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Essence

Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

Price: RM~50
Vitamin C Ingredient: L-Ascorbic Acid 
Percentage: N/A
Weight: 20ml

Pros

Cons

The only product that we are listing that comes in a squeeze bottle is the Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Essence. It truly is a smart packaging idea as it also comes with a thin nozzle. This limits the air that goes in the serum which will protect it and be easy for you to use.

The serum contains vitamin C i.e L-Ascorbic acid and vitamin E and aids in brightening your stubborn dark spots. It is advisable that you target your dark spots, however, you can still use it all over your skin if you would like to.

8. BREYLEE Hyaluronic Acid Vitamin C Serum Whitening

Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

Price: RM~8
Vitamin C Ingredient: 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
Percentage: N/A
Weight: 17ml

Pros

Cons

The Breylee hyaluronic acid serum provides a wide range of products and one of them is the vitamin C serum. This serum focuses on giving you bright skin, effectively getting rid of melanin and giving you brighter skin.

The vitamin C derivative contained in the serum also helps to reduce oxidation – protecting the skin from free radicals. In addition, your skin will also feel deeply moisturized thanks to the deep penetration property given by hyaluronic acid molecules in the serum.

9. Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening And Balancing Facial Serum

Vitamin C Serum Malaysia

Price: RM~50
Vitamin C Ingredient: Ascorbic Acid
Percentage: N/A
Weight: 30ml

Pros

Cons

Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening And Balancing Facial Serum is not a vitamin C serum per se, but it does contain vitamin C along with vitamin A, B, D, E and K. The combination of all these vitamins in addition to vitamin C is what makes it unique.

This non-water based serum helps to give you radiant skin, remove redness, repair cell damage and give your complexion a smooth and moisturized look.

It also has ingredients such as various root extracts that will surely give you the glow you are looking for.

FAQs

1. Are vitamin C derivatives just as good?

Yes! While vitamin C in its true form such as L-ascorbic acid would be the best choice, vitamin C derivatives are still also effective.

2. How do I store my vitamin C?

It is best if the bottle or packaging is tinted or non-transparent as sunlight will definitely ruin the serum. Be sure to keep it in a dark and dry place and to limit its exposure to the air.

3. My serum’s colour changed. Can I still use it?

If your vitamin C serum’s colour changed, this means that it has oxidized. Do discard it as an oxidized serum cannot benefit your skin in any way.

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