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Almost every skincare aficionado we know touts vitamin C serum as a staple in their routine. That’s because it helps heal redness and dullness, reduces hyperpigmentation, and gives your skin new life—with a gorgeous glow, to boot. ✨

These nine brands below are crafting vitamin C serums with organic and responsibly sourced ingredients. And with upwards of 15 percent of vit C in some formulas (compared to 12 percent in Cerave’s popular serum), you’ll be sure to see results in no time.

Revamping your beauty routine? Check out our skincare guide, as well as our list of the best natural moisturizers, and natural sunscreens, all from sustainable brands with organic ingredients.

1. cocokind

Ethics | Certified organic ingredients, sustainable packaging, made in the USA, cruelty-free, gives back
Natural Ingredients | Aloe vera, rosehip extract, vitamin C, sea grape caviar & passionfruit seed extract
Price | $20 for 1 oz

cocokind’s Vitamin C Serum with sea grape caviar makes the top of our list for three reasons: It’s ethically made in the USA, the ingredients are responsibly and organically sourced, and it’s affordable! This serum blends active sodium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C), plant-based caviar, and hyaluronic acid to brighten and support your skin. Learn more about how it works here!

Also Available At: Ulta, Grove Collaborative, Target

2. Marie Veronique

Ethics | Ethically sourced ingredients, minimal packaging, recyclable glass containers and shipping materials
Natural Ingredients | Green tea leaf infusion, vitamin C,
Price | $115 for 1 oz

Marie Veronique is a woman-founded skincare company that is just as committed to the earth as they are to good skin. Founded in 2002 by chemist and inventory Marie Veronique Nadeau, the brand’s formulas are science-backed and formulated from the highest quality ingredients. Their Vitamins C+E+Ferulic Acid serum is a workhorse that delivers on sun protection while neutralizing free radicals. Overnight, the potent combination of vitamin C (stabilized l-ascorbic acid) and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (a powerful C-derivative) repairs your skin and rebuilds collagen. This is the ideal Retinol alternative for expecting mamas!

Also Available At: Credo

3. True Botanicals

Ethics | Natural & organic ingredients, vegan, cruelty-free, non-GMO, MADE SAFE Certified
Natural Ingredients | Vitamin C, ferulic acid
Price | $90 for .49 oz (15% discount with subscription)

True Botanicals makes some of the most in-demand skincare on the market, and their vitamin C booster is no exception. They use ferulic acid, a potent plant antioxidant, to help stabilize and boost notoriously tricky vitamin C (it’s famous for degrading the moment it’s exposed to liquids!). So while this isn’t technically a serum, the powder form does keep it stable and powerful until the moment you use it! Check out our review to learn how to apply this cult fave, and say goodbye to dark spots and dullness.

Also Available At: The Detox Market, Credo

4. Ursa Major

Ethics | Vegan and cruelty free, clean formulas, Certified Plastic Negative
Natural Ingredients | Ascorbic acid polypeptide (a stable form of vitamin C), Edelweiss, Aspen Bark, aloe, rose hips, rose
Price | $56 for 1 oz

Ursa Major‘s Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum is a light, nourishing formula that brightens skin, reduces redness and dark spots, and feels heavenly. They use ascorbic acid polypeptide, a highly stable and potent form of vitamin C, as well as rose hips, which is also high in the good stuff. Stem cell complex Edelweiss is rich in antioxidants, and aspen bark, a natural source of BHA, gently exfoliates the skin while aloe and rose soothe and reduce redness respectively. Talk about a powerhouse!

Also Available At: The Detox Market, Credo

5. One Love Organics

Ethics | ECOCERT certified natural & organic, cruelty-free, made in the USA
Natural Ingredients | Jojoba seed, shea, & green tea oils, fruit & plant extracts, vitamin C ester
Price | $75 for 1 oz

One Love Organics wants you to glow from the inside out! The Botanical C Facial Serum includes plant-powered extracts and nutrients like baobab and sea buckthorn as well as a vitamin C ester to help dry or dull skin. More than 80 percent of this formula is organically sourced, and 100 percent is naturally found. Plus, it’s dermatologist-tested so even those with sensitive skin will love it.

Also Available At: Credo, Blue Mercury

6. Maya Chia

Ethics | Certified organic ingredients, responsibly sourced, gives back, going carbon-neutral, made in the USA
Natural Ingredients | Aloe vera, chia seed oil, vitamin C triple-blend, ferula root & fruit extracts
Price | $110 for 1 oz

While Maya Chia carries the most expensive vitamin C serum on the list, it’s also one of the most advanced formulas we’ve seen—it’s even patent-pending. This treatment includes three types of vitamin C as well as plant-sourced extracts and stem cells to instantly restore and rejuvenate your skin. Pro tip: You can use this formula as a primer for makeup, too. Who doesn’t love a multi-use product?!

Also Available At: Credo

7. Kari Gran

Ethics | Natural & organic ingredients, 100% plastic neutral, gives back, woman-owned & operated, cruelty-free
Ingredients | THD ascorbate, algica, organic antioxidant super blend (oils of plum seed, hibiscus, cloudberry, lingonberry & sea buckthorn)
Price | $93 for 1 oz

With 5-star reviews all around, Kari Gran’s Vitamin C Serum is one you won’t want to miss out on. This 100% plastic neutral brand consciously sources natural and organic ingredients for its potent, antioxidant-rich serum. Made with THD ascorbate, this serum includes the most stable form of Vitamin C—and the added Swedish algae provides optimal hydration without the stickiness of a hyaluronic acid. Best of all, it’s all cruelty-free! 


Ethics | Certified organic ingredients, made in Australia
Natural Ingredients | Olive oil, yuzu peel (contains vitamin C), vanilla & saffron extracts, essential oils, 24k gold
Price | $59 for 0.5 oz

LEPAAR is a luxury skincare brand focused on traditional sun-infusion methods. The team sources organic extracts and then lets them soak in olive oil in the sun for months at a time to create a powerful, nutrient-infused formula. This Yuzu Vitamin C Serum primarily uses the peel and pitch of the yuzu fruit to soothe the skin and improve elasticity. The added essential oils and 24k gold transform this daily application into a luxurious ritual.

9. KORA Organics

Ethics | ECOCERT certified organic, responsibly sourced ingredients, cruelty-free, eco-friendly packaging, climate-neutral certified
Natural Ingredients | Aloe vera, red pepper & olive leaf extracts, hyaluronic acid, superfruit complex
Price | $73 USD for 30 ml

KORA Organics is an organic skincare line based in Australia and created by global supermodel Miranda Kerr. The Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum uses 99 percent natural ingredients and is packed with superfruit complexes, including plums, cherries, and oranges. We recommend this formula for reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It’s an Allure Best of Beauty award winner and is used daily by Kerr herself!

Also Available At: Sephora, The Detox Market

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