Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A potent Vitamin C serum formulated with 12.5% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid.

Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 483.
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Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum

Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum

A potent Vitamin C serum formulated with 12.5% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid.

$70.00
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What It Is

An antioxidant-rich Vitamin C serum that instantly boosts radiance, helps firm skin and visibly diminishes fine lines, wrinkles and pores for smoother-looking skin. Formulated with 10.5% L-Ascorbic Acid and 2% Ascorbyl Glucoside plus Hyaluronic Acid, this patented, water-free, stabilized Vitamin C concentrate is a Kiehl’s customer favorite for glowing skin.

What It’s Good For

  • Instantly boosts radiance
  • Helps visibly reduce lines and wrinkles in just 2 weeks, while helping firm skin over time
  • Smoothes skin’s texture and helps visibly minimize the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Stabilized Vitamin C penetrates skin’s deeper surface layers and remains effective in skin for up to 6 days
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety

How to Use Our Vitamin C Serum

  • Cleanse and tone skin thoroughly prior to application of vitamin C face serum for day and night
  • As it blends into skin, you may experience a feeling of warmth as the formula activates
  • Follow with your favorite moisturizer and SPF in the day time
  • Avoid the eye area; in case of contact with eyes, rinse them immediately
  • Discover our other anti-aging formulas like our anti-aging face and neck cream, moisturizing facial oil, and our dark circle eye cream.

Key Ingredients

Did You Know?

Kiehl’s History with Vitamin C Serums

Did You Know?
Kiehl’s became pioneers in Vitamin C skincare when we first stabilized Vitamin C in our efficacious, water-free concentrate. Our patented Vitamin C serum is highly stable ensuring that our formula is concentrated with an efficacious amount of Vitamin C while still being suitable for sensitive skin. Within our hyaluronic acid and vitamin C formula, our Vitamin C penetrates skin’s deeper surface layers—up to 10 layers deep!

Our Vitamin C Serum Results

Before and after

How quickly can I expect to see results from Kiehl’s Vitamin C Face Serum?


  • Immediately: Vitamin C Serum Visibly Improves Skin Texture and Boosts Radiance

  • In 2 weeks: Vitamin C Serum Reduces Lines and Wrinkles

  • In 4 weeks: Vitamin C Serum Visibly Reduces Deep-Set Wrinkles

 

*Results from an 8-week clinical study. Photos not retouched. Individual results may vary.

 

Future Made Better

Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
Responsible Formulation
Commitment to Recycling
Commitment to Recycling

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

This product evens out my skin tone and even cuts the oil. My skin looks great after 2 weeks. —Eric717, kiehls.com
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really amazing serum I love this serum! I ordered after trying a sample and am very glad I did. I usually use another brand’s Vitamin C serum and a separate hyaluronic serum that are twice as expensive. This Kiehl’s combination is exceptional and very potent. I love the texture and the warming on my skin. I’ll be purchasing this again, I can already see an improvement in my skin texture and color.
Date published: 2020-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn’t get absorbed It sits on top of my skin and feels like a slippery coating all day. My makeup just slides off if I touch my face. Very unimpressed.
Date published: 2020-11-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The serum changed color Got it 5 months ago but didn’t use it.. now i can notice the serum it self is turned to be yellow not clear color, is it safe to use it or not? Please help
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vitamin C serum This is my first time using any serum but I did my research and purchased this because of all the benefits it has for my skin and because the price point is better. I’m glad I did! I’ve been using this twice a day for about a week now and I can already see a difference in the overall appearance, my skin looks and feels hydrated and looks plumper! Hopefully it’ll help with some fine lines within the next week or two
Date published: 2020-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works! I don't often write reviews, but felt compelled to write this one after using the Kiehl's Vitamin C Serum for 6 months. I have seen serious improvements in the fine lines on my forehead and the vertical lines in between my eye brows. Honestly, it smoothed out the ones between my eyebrows and for that reason I am hooked! It really worked for me so if you are on the fence I would recommend giving it a try. The bottle lasts pretty long. I use one pump of serum nightly and the bottle has lasted me more than 6 m already.
Date published: 2020-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 for one! This product is a must have in your skincare routine! I initially purchased the smallest bottle to try, then I upgraded to the larger size when I was out. I have never found a product with such a high percentage of vitamin C, plus this formula includes hydraulic acid to seal in moisture so you're really getting 2 products in one! Your skin feels amazing right after you put on and really boosts brightness.
Date published: 2020-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! I purchased this two years ago while on a work trip. There was a Kiehls store nearby and so I made a stop to see about purchasing this product I read so much about. I hated it! It didn’t seem to be working for me so I ended up giving it away to my mother when she came to visit. Fast forward to today, I’m quarantined at my parents house, misplaced another serum I was using to fade dark marks and decided to retry this serum which was just sitting in my parents bathroom vanity. Y’all, it’s amazing! It fades the dark marks I get on my chin so quickly! Nothing else has been able to do that. Anyway, I find the whole thing funny and just wanted to let everyone know about my results even though for whatever reason it didn’t seem to work in the past. Great product.
Date published: 2020-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I’ve been using this product for years, and it really worked.
Date published: 2020-09-06
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