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Everyone wants foundation-optional, “I drink 8 ounces of water with lemon and jog every morning” glowing skin, and, as it turns out, it’s easier to get than you think. The secret? Vitamin C.

Ole Henriksen was one of the first skincare brands to use vitamin C, and considers this ingredient to be essential for any brightening skincare regimen. His must-haves for the best skincare routine are Truth Serum®, Banana Bright™ Eye Crème and C-Rush™ Brightening Gel Crème.


Truth Serum® is iconic, and with good reason. Like a daily multivitamin for your skin, this face serum is made with our True-C Complex™ and boosted with collagen. Truth Serum® is one of Ole’s first formulas, and remains our best face serum for brightening, firming and all-day hydration. Plus, with its silky texture and energizing citrus scent, this face serum is like sunshine in a bottle for an addictively indulgent experience.


Out of the bunch (see what we did there), Banana Bright™ Eye Crème is the best eye cream for dark circles. Inspired by makeup artist secret, ”banana powder,” this eye cream contains special pigments that color correct dark circles. But, because we care about long-term benefits, too, it’s made with vitamin C and collagen to help brighten, firm and target fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves concealer wear, so it works with your makeup, not against it.


On that note, if you’re looking for the best moisturizer for makeup, your search is over. C-Rush™ Brightening Gel Crème brightens the complexion and create a smooth canvas for foundation, but that’s not all. It keeps skin hydrated for 24 hours and targets visible signs of aging—such as fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Plus, this facial moisturizer smells delicious, so it’s like a little energizing pick-me-up every time you apply it.


To round out your brightening skincare regimen, it’s important to incorporate glow-boosting formulas into every step. To take your cleansing to the next level, vitamin C favorites such as The Clean Truth® Foaming Cleanser or Face the Truth™ Gel Cleanser are our glow-to options.


When it comes to freshening up throughout the day—while keeping your makeup intact—facial mists are the way to go. Fountain of Truth™ Facial Water is brightening, hydrating and makes you feel just the right amount of extra as you spritz.


Have you tried using this vitamin C-powered brightening skincare regimen? Share your pics with us on Instagram and tag us using both #OleGlow @olehenriksen!