Published by Kristen Kois.

Does your morning routine include vitamin C? Maybe you take a daily vitamin or enjoy an orange, but your skin-care routine can also benefit from this mighty molecule. That’s why many people are harnessing the power of fruits and other plants to set back the clock for their skin. Instead of letting radiant, smooth skin come at the cost of animals being tormented in laboratories, pick up one of these cruelty-free vitamin C serums.

100% Pure Vitamin C Serum

Green apples and broccoli—but make it a facial. With a combination of citrus-derived vitamin C, apple, and aloe, this serum promotes the production of collagen while soothing and smoothing skin texture. As a PETA Business Friend, 100% Pure is also 100% kind to animals.

ArtNaturals Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum

If you’re concerned about wrinkles or uneven skin tone, ArtNatural’s Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum can help revitalize your skin with powerhouse plants like dandelion and horsetail extracts. The best part is that it’s easy to budget this serum.

Avalon Organics Vitamin C Radiance Serum

Looking for an oil-free vitamin C serum? Try Avalon Organics. This vegan serum has been tested by dermatologists, is hypo-allergenic, and is safe for sensitive skin.

Derma E Vitamin C Serum Concentrated Formula

PETA Business Friend Derma E’s Vitamin C Serum uses a patented, stabilized form of vitamin C to give this product an extra power boost. Enjoy smoother skin and fewer fine lines with this soy- and gluten-free formula.

goPure Actives Brighten & Even Serum

Want to get even? With your skin, that is. Then try goPure’s Brighten & Even Serum. This product uses the power of Australian Kakadu plums, which have up to 100 times more vitamin C than an orange.

Hylunia Beyond Complex C

Hyluna’s Vitamin C serum may be called “Complex,” but it’s made with ingredients like green tea and . Beyond Complex C moisturizes to the max while reducing redness and improving skin texture. All of the company’s products are vegan and cruelty-free.

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Safe for sensitive or acne-prone skin, Mad Hippie’s award-winning Vitamin C Serum makes a great addition to anyone’s morning routine. It includes chamomile and clary sage extract for extra toning and soothing power.

Maelove The Glow Maker

What’s not to love when all of Maelove’s products are animal test–free? The Glow Maker features a botanical blend that moisturizes and makes applying makeup a breeze. For those with sensitivities, this serum is gluten- and soy-free.

Pacifica Sea & C Sheer Face Serum SPF 55

Make your day brighter by protecting your skin inside and out! The Sea & C Sheer Face Serum includes marine plant extracts and ashwagandha root extracts to increase your skin’s natural glow. All Pacifica products are also vegan.

Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Brightening Serum

Who knew that strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges? If citrus isn’t your thing, try Volition Beauty’s Strawberry-C Brightening Serum. This cruelty-free serum is packed with berry power extracted from fruit and seeds for softer and smoother skin.

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Vitamin C serum isn’t the only thing that can help you age beautifully. Check out our tips, DIY moisturizers, and more. If you’re unsure whether your makeup or skin-care brands refuse to test on animals, search for them now in PETA’s Global Beauty Without Bunnies database.

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