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It's my go-to skincare product while working from home.

By Jayla Andrulonis
Updated April 06, 2020
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Yeah, my favorite yoga pants have become my unofficial uniform as I venture into full-time work-from-home territory, but there are a few things keeping me from slipping into sloppiness. Without a face-to-face-filled day in the office, I’ve taken a break from wearing makeup for the sake of my skin, but instead, I’m leaning into my skincare regimen more than ever for a sense of normalcy, and I look forward to it each morning.

One product I use for daily is Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Day Serum. Instead of reaching for my makeup bag, I count on it to give my skin a boost of radiance before I sign on for video calls with coworkers.

After hearing a lot of positive lip service about the popular vitamin C serum, I decided to give it a try a few months ago. As someone who has both melasma and sensitive skin, I was hesitant to try out a vitamin C serum, since some tend to be a bit harsh. But from the first use, Drunk Elephant’s formula immediately brightened my complexion and added a radiant glow without causing any irritation.

Packed with antioxidants to repair damage caused by the sun and environmental stressors, the serum brings together powerful acids that brighten skin for a noticeable and long-lasting boost of radiance. The lightweight serum also contains a blend of pumpkin ferment and pomegranate extract enzymes that exfoliate dead skin cells for a smoother complexion with each use.

I’ve found that starting my mornings with a freshly washed face followed by one pump of this serum and a light moisturizer has been all the skincare I need to look my best. It absorbs into my skin almost instantly so I can go about my day, and the bottle is designed with a twist lock cap for mess-free travel (sooner or later, that’ll matter again).

I prefer to keep my skincare routine pared down to the streamlined basics, and Drunk Elephant's C-Firma Day Serum is one product I really need in my rotation regardless of whether I’m leaving the house. You can get the game-changing brightening serum guaranteed to make you conference call-ready at Sephora, where shipping is currently free on all orders.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
Credit: sephora.com

To buy: $80; sephora.com.