Vitamin C is highly underrated in skincare. For real. It acts as an antioxidant, helps increase collagen production (this is music to my ears as I seem to continually be marching into my 40’s) and it even helps fight hyperpigmentation. I have an entire post about how Vitamin C works in skincare, if you want to learn more about it.
One of the beautiful things about Vitamin C is that it is pregnancy safe. So many of the best skincare ingredients need to be avoided during pregnancy, such as retinoids. Vitamin C fights a lot of common skin issues such as hyperpigmentation, it increases collagen production and prevents skin damage from reactive oxygen species.
My current favorite of these products is the Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Serum. It has light hydration and sinks into my skin very quickly! There’s no residue left behind, so it works great under makeup. I apply it nightly for sure, but I’ll use it after spending a couple of hours outside.