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Vitamin C + Antioxidant Brightening Serum

Uneven skin tone, dark spots and visible signs of aging are no match for vitamin C. But not all vitamin C serums are created equal. We use a stabilized form of vitamin C and infuse it into an antioxidant rich, water-free formula, creating a highly potent treatment that effectively reduces the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone and wrinkles. Supercharged by our Nordic Antioxidant Complex, this silky serum delivers a healthy dose of radiance boosting phytocompounds. Arctic-C unites science and nature to support your best skin.

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What Is It

Arctic-C is an advanced vitamin C serum that unites science and nature to support your best skin. Unlike traditional vitamin C formulas, we use a stabilized form of vitamin C that effectively targets the appearance of dark spots and improves the look of uneven skin tone and wrinkles. Our proprietary Nordic Antioxidant Complex™ provides a potent cocktail of corrective and calming phytonutrients, amplifying the efficacy of vitamin C. This silky, lightweight formula is free from water, for enhanced freshness and improved delivery of nutrients — providing maximum skin benefits with minimal effort.

Why It’s Different

A 100% active and biocompatible, light-weight formula made with organic plant extracts and science-backed vitamins.

Formulated Without

Fragrance & Essential Oils, Silicones, Artificial/Natural Colorants, Thickening Agents, Inactive Fillers, Synthetic Preservatives.


1 fl oz / 30 ml / 6 Month Supply (Approx.)


Lightweight dry oil that absorbs quickly.


10% Stabilized Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate), Vitamin E, Bisabolol, Nordic Antioxidant Complex™

Skin Concerns

Dark Spots, Hyperpigmentation, Sun Damage, Uneven Skin Tone, Dullness, Wrinkles

Skin Types

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.

When To Use

AM or PM

Why It Works

Nordic Antioxidant Complex Skin Benefits

Nordic Antioxidant Complex™

Powered by Arctic Black Currant, Sea Buckthorn, Oat and Icelandic Astaxanthin, our proprietary complex drapes skin a potent cocktail of skin transformative antioxidants, nutrients and phytocompounds.

Stabilized Vitamin C Skin Benefits

Science-Backed Actives

Vitamin C, E, and Bisabolol minimize the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dark spots with consistent use.

Plum Kernel Skin Benefits

Biocompatible Delivery System

A nutrient-rich blend of organic Jojoba, Plum, Raspberry and Squalane moisturize skin and serve as a biocompatible delivery system for antioxidants and omega 3,6,9 fatty acids.

Arctic-C Vitamin C Brightening Serum

The Experience

Subtle notes of fresh red raspberry and French plum serve as a gentle reminder that mother nature is fully present and caring for your skin. A silky botanical-based delivery system drapes your complexion in brightening vitamins as moisture-rich oils quickly absorb.

Healthy Ingredients
For Healthy Skin

We unite nature and science to transform, nurture and protect. Arctic-C is powered by stabilized vitamin C and our proprietary Nordic Antioxidant Complex™, draping your skin in potent vitamins and antioxidants, promoting a visibly brighter, smoother, even-toned appearance.

Exceptional Quality
For Glowing Results

We meticulously handcraft our formulas in small batches using top quality ingredients sourced from around the world. We house our formulas in violet glass for optimal protection against light degradation. Our concentrated formulas are made without fillers or water, for unparalleled freshness and efficacy.

Stabilized Vitamin C Skin Benefits

Featured Ingredient: Vitamin C Ester

When it comes to ingredient sourcing at Root Science, only the best of the best make it into our formulas. When developing our vitamin C serum, we strategically chose a stable, oil-soluble vitamin C ester, which technically goes by the name of tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate. This vitamin C derivative is exceptional for a number of reasons. First, thanks to being oil-soluble, its stable nature makes it more dependable, meaning your serum stays active longer and is able to effectively deliver on the far reaching benefits of topical vitamin C. Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is also known to be a gentler, less irritating form of vitamin C, making it a promising option for sensitive skin. Studies show that topical application of vitamin C helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, and brightens the appearance of skin. Studies also demonstrate that vitamin C helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is a prized antioxidant and its numerous skin benefits warrant its A-list status in the skincare world. Learn More Here.

Natural · Organic · Cruelty Free · Vegan · Made in Portland, OR.

Ingredients + Routine


Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Squalane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil*, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Seed Oil*, Astaxanthin**, Bisabolol**, Tocopherol (Non-GMO Sunflower Derived Vitamin E)**.

*Certified Organic
**Naturally Sourced
Cruelty Free and Vegan

*Our certified organic, skin compatible botanical oils provide the purest form of moisture, oftentimes eliminating the need for a cream or lotion. Arctic-C is free from essential oils and the faint fresh raspberry scent is a gentle reminder that Mother Nature is present and working in full force to care for your skin. Our oils are not manipulated to remove scent or color – instead we use oils that are in their purest form, to fully preserve their nutrient and antioxidant content – for the benefit of your skin.


Can be used daily AM or PM. We recommend using Arctic-C as an evening treatment to begin with, applying immediately after cleansing and toning. Apply 1-2 pumps of serum to damp face, neck and chest. Allow several minutes for serum to fully absorb. Additional moisturizer can be used after application, if desired. For those with sensitive skin, we recommend applying every second or third day (one or two days rest between application). Your skin is unique, so please experiment to find an application frequency that works best for your individual needs.

We encourage you to use your product within 6 months of opening for optimal freshness and potency. However, when stored under best conditions (away from light, heat and moisture) our products can be safely used for up to a year after opening.

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10 reviews for Arctic-C

  1. Amanda E.

    Favorite vitamin c of all time! I use this every night before I go to bed and wake up with the best skin ever! It’s helping to fade some stubborn sun spots and I’ve noticed my monthly breakouts are less intense than prior to using this. Overall an amazing serum I don’t see myself living without!

  2. April H.

    A fantastic serum that I highly recommend for anyone with dry, aging skin. I especially appreciate that this one product eliminates the moisturizing step in my routine. A great value for a treatment that actually works. Will definitely be repurchasing.

  3. Rylee M.

    This is hands down my favorite vitamin C product. I’ve gone through a number of brands, ranging from $20 drug store to $100+ esthetician recommended products and none have had such a positive effect as this serum. It been a few months now, and since I took a before picture as recommended by the lovely customer service folks at Root Science, I can see major improvements in my skin tone and I have had no redness or irritation.

  4. Patti

    Another amazing product from Root Science! I use the Botanic-A on a nightly basis and when the Arctic-C came out I knew I had to try it (especially because the before and after results were incredible!). So far so good with the Arctic-C…it’s the same luxe consistency as the other Botanic-A and feels great going on. I have some hyperpigmentation from pregnancy and I think that this product is really helping to lighten the dark spots. I recommend this and ALL Root Science products…haven’t been disappointed in any of them!

  5. Taylor

    I absolutely love this serum! I just had a baby and have a 3 year old running around so the lack of sleep and self-care has taken a toll on my skin. However, this serum is giving life back to my skin, literally! My skin is soft as a baby’s bottom and the fine lines that were creeping in have disappeared. Plus, I’m starting to see that its fading stubborn old sun spots from my tanning booth days. I will definitely be repurchasing!

  6. Elaine W.

    I got this a little more than a month ago after looking everywhere for a good vitamin c serum. I always have high hopes with skincare products but 9/10 I am disappointed. However let me just say that is NOT the case here!! This serum has met all my expectations and definitely exceeded them. I’m really pale and my skin can have a lot of redness so my number one goal was redness reduction and since using this my skin looks so bright and even. Now I look in the mirror and see NO redness plus my skin has a beautiful glow. The Arctic-C serum feels so nourishing on the skin it’s like a little super product that has even helped fade my old acne scars. The only thing I changed in my skincare routine was this so I could really test it out. It’s a miracle product for me and I’d even consider it a holy grail that I will never let run out!

  7. Suzanne M.

    This treatment has changed the way I view my skincare routine! I look forward to applying this to my face in the morning and find that it instantly gives me an awake and refreshed look. I’ve been using this during my pregnancy and believe it’s helped reduce a lot of my first trimester hormonal acne, as well as reduce the effects and appearance of hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration. It’s given me that “glow” that I was so desperate to get back! Another bonus is that one bottle lasted me about 4 months supply, since I used it sparingly because a little product goes a long way! It also love the way this smells and makes me feel like I’m drenching my skin with vitamins. Huge fan over here – just purchased my 2nd bottle and this will be staple in my routine!

  8. Kellye L.

    I’m a fan of all Root Science products, but Arctic-C is by far my favorite. It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth, and has been evening out my skin tone. Has me glowing all day!

  9. Jessica M.

    I have been a Root Science addict since the early days but I have to say, I LOVE this product and am so happy of its existence. It’s a beautiful rich orange color that actually smells good. It’s not thick or runny – very true to a lightweight feeling and my skin drinks it up. I am in my mid 30’s (34!) and I have been trying my hardest to help heal my skin from the years of tanning beds and no sunscreen. I have uneven skin tone and random dark sun spots that seem to get worse over the years. I started using this product about 3 times a week added to my nighttime routine and about four weeks in, I noticed a smoother skin tone and a lot of my dark spots have started to lighten!

    Thank you to Root Science for such magic!!!

  10. Jennifer P.

    For years I have searched high and low for a vitamin c serum that is clean, natural and without fragrance. My skin has sun damage from too many unprotected tanning sessions during my younger years and my dermatologist recommended vitamin c as I’m not willing to do risky peels and lasers. She had me try lightening creams which left me with more skin issues and I had to stop. I’ve been using your Bare serum for years now and my sensitive skin loves it. Root Science, you did it again! I’m so happy you made a vitamin C treatment that not only helps to even out my skin tone but makes my skin feel super soft and healthy, bravo!