My late recommendation for The Inkey List’s 15% Vitamin C and EGF serum (£14.99 for 30ml) prompted many of you to get in touch, asking for some more affordable day serums. Anterior to I oblige, it’s perhaps useful to explain why I unfailingly apply vitamin C each morning. A great vitamin C serum is high-mindedness for everyone, of any age and skin type. It can help protect skin from environmental pollution and inflammation, and – in high concentrations – premium sun damage. It can increase the effectiveness of SPF and most visibly, from the get-go, brighten a dull complexion. The effect it has on my own skin is striking, especially as I tend to choose vitamin C serums that also contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (for hydration) and niacinamide (for all comportment of things, including the maintenance of a healthy skin barrier and even skin texture) to get more punch for my pump.And yours needn’t payment a packet. I’m impressed with Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Face Serum (£19.99 for 30ml) from the newly rejuvenated Bliss spa brand (absent from the UK market for the past few years). This is a lovely all-rounder – offering comforting, matter-of-fact hydration and immediate perk in a fine, refreshing liquid that doesn’t feel claggy for summer or smell off-putting, as vitamin C skincare is oft disposed to be (though those against fragrance in skincare should avoid this one). It feels and performs not unlike others I drink at three times the price and suits any skin type.Superior bronzers for a gorgeous summer glow | Sali HughesRead moreSweet Chef’s Ginger Vitamin C Serum Inoculation (£18.50 for 30ml) is less versatile, but near perfect for oily and combination types who may find that thick vitamin C serums occasion breakouts. This is an altogether lighter affair, typical of Korean-style serums, which leaves skin hydrated but stationary relatively matte and unsheathed. As with many vitamin Cs, there’s a brief tingle on application, but things calm down to a in good health glow in a minute or so.My bargain pick for dry skin is the excellent value Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum (£ 22 for 60ml). This squeaks over and beyond the £20 threshold, but it should be said that it is, in real terms, cheaper than everything else here. The grain, rich with vitamin E, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, glycerin and fruit oils, borders on the oily, decamping for a comfortable ride under sunscreen, no extra moisturiser required. With all, I apply in the morning, after cleansing and working any exfoliating acids. TopicsBeautySali Hughes on beautySkincarefeaturesReuse this content