There came a pivotal point during lockdown when I began a huge life purge (I’m certainly not the only one). My wardrobe and the dreaded cupboard under-the-stairs were subject to a crazed woman on a cleansing mission. I needed to own less and I wanted the things I own to serve me (it was very Marie Kondo vibes). Then there was my skincare collection; a mish-mash of products that seemed to take up space rather than actually make a discernible difference to my face. I had to ask myself: what is it I actually want my skincare products to do? The answer was simple, I wanted to glow. Blame Instagram, but I wanted to be reminiscent of those dewy, close to translucent women on every brand’s mood board. So I turned to cult-favorite Glossier’s Vitamin C ‘Super Glow’ serum. After all, that’s Glossier’s thing: ‘barely there’ makeup and prioritizing skin health first.
Vitamin C is one of those ‘holy grail ingredients’ everyone believes they should be using but are perhaps unclear why. Essentially it’s an antioxidant, known for its melanin-blocking properties which help to even skin tone and fade marks from blemishes. Glossier’s Super Glow contains 5% vitamin C so it’s a gentle treatment compared to other more intensive serums on the market but still pretty effective. It also contains magnesium which helps to nourish and replenish moisture—and, my skin was thirsty.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.