Vitamin C for Your Skin That Doesn’t Break the Bank

It’s been so much fun having my daughter Grace home from college. In addition to her keeping me on my toes in the kitchen, we’ve been able to compare notes on lots of other things–including our skincare routines. We’ve both noticed that our faces have been handling the changes in weather a hundred times better than past years, and we both agree we can probably attribute that to one thing–Vitamin C.

Last year during quarantine when I had lots of time on my hands, I experimented with lots of different skincare products–so many that I got in a little over my head and wasn’t really sure what the big difference makers were. So I asked my facialist and she said that every woman over the age of 35 should be using Vitamin C on her skin.

Even though I was using a more expensive Vitamin C product over the summer, Grace and I’ve discovered two highly effective topical Vitamin C serums that are available at amazing price points.

For the last month, Grace has been using the TruSkin C Serum. It has more than 50,000 five-star ratings on Amazon and Grace would agree with the hype. She has noticed that her skin is so much brighter and that the circles under her eyes appear lighter (although that could also be her being at home with her mom taking care of her! ) If you’re unsure about Vitamin C but would like to give it a try, TruSkin C Serum is a great way to give it a whirl. The 1 ounce size is less than $20 on Amazon.

For myself, I’ve been loving Beautycounter’s Counter+ All Bright C Serum. It’s one of Beautycounter’s bestsellers and I can see why. I use it morning and night under my moisturizer and it’s lightweight and non-greasy. I have so much sun damage from my teenage years and I really believe my dark spots have lightened. I also usually have a chronic battle with dry skin in the winter and I haven’t changed up my skincare routine at all moving from summer to fall to now–a first for me for sure! My skin just feels healthier. Beautycounter’s Counter+ All Bright C Serum costs $79, which is half the price of the product I was using last fall. I also love that Beautycounter is committed to clean beauty, creating products that use a toolbox of clean, sustainable ingredients that have been screened by safety experts. It’s been a win for me all around.

If you’re in the market for a little skin brightening, Grace and I can’t say enough about how great Vitamin C has treated us. As always, if you have questions, feel free to ask away!


My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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  1. […] Vitamin C: Yesterday I wrote a post about the real game-changer my daughter Grace and I discovered when it comes to skincare–Vitamin C. I use Beautycounter’s Counter+ All Bright C Serum morning and night and my skin has never weathered a winter as well as it has this one. Grace uses TruSkin, which you can find on Amazon for less than $20. It’s an inexpensive way to give yourself a little boost this winter. […]

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