Okay, so you can’t turn back time, but a little vitamin C can sure make it look like you can. Squeezing the well-known antioxidant into your beauty routine—and not just your morning juice—has serious skin-brightening and health benefits. “A vitamin C serum helps protect your skin from sun damage, stimulates collagen production, brightens skin complexion, and prevents and repairs skin aging,” says Shari Sperling, MD, a dermatologist at Sperling Dermatology in Florham Park, New Jersey.
Its shining qualities are certain, but there’s one thing that’s often unclear: Which one do you use? There are a lot of options out there, including some that are very expensive, Sperling says. To help you face all the choices, Sperling and a few other skin smarties weigh in on which vitamin C products will give you results you can, well, see. Operation Get Your Glow On: in full effect.
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