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Vitamin C 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 stable vitamin C serum that effectively reduces the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone and wrinkles. Supercharged by our Nordic Antioxidant Complex, this silky serum drapes skin in a potent dose of radiance boosting nutrients. Arctic-C is celebration of science and nature working in harmony 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, visibly improves 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


Biocompatible Water-Free Delivery System

Squalane + Jojoba + Plum + Raspberry oil deeply moisturize and serve as a skin compatible delivery system for antioxidants, nutrients and essential fatty acids.

Science-Backed Actives + Vitamins

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

Nordic Antioxidant Complex™

Powered by Black Currant, Sea Buckthorn and Oat sourced from the pristine Arctic in Finland and Icelandic Astaxanthin derived from fresh water algae, our proprietary complex drapes skin a potent cocktail of antioxidants, nutrients and phytocompounds.

Arctic-C Vitamin C Brightening Serum

The Experience

Subtle notes of fresh red raspberry and plum serve as a gentle reminder that mother nature is 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.

Vitamin C Serum Ester

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 visibly brighten the appearance of skin. Studies also demonstrate that vitamin C helps to diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is a prized antioxidant and it’s numerous benefits warrant its superhero 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
From the Earth, Not a Test Tube.

*Our certified organic, skin compatible plant oils provide the purest, most effective, and healthy form of moisture, eliminating the need for synthetic facial creams. 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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3 reviews for Arctic-C

  1. 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!

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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!