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Vitamin C Skin Benefits

What You Should Know About Vitamin C's Antiaging Benefits

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Meandering down the skin care aisle, you probably noticed a central theme in the star antiaging products: vitamin C. But what exactly does this ingredient do for your complexion, and should you be rubbing oranges on your skin? Find out more about the powerful nutrient and shop our favorite vitamin C-packed products when you keep reading.

1. Sun Protector: Yes, antioxidants really do live up to all the hype, and vitamin C falls into this skin-saving category. It helps protect your skin from environmental damage, so if you tend to spend a lot of time in the sun, getting your daily dose of this vitamin can help ward off the negative effects of free radicals from UV light.

2. Wrinkle Reducer: Vitamin C also helps boost collagen in the skin. So, it can make fine lines and wrinkles less visible by returning the elasticity to these areas and jump-starting cell turnover.

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3. Dark Spot Brightener: Hyperpigmentation can also be treated with vitamin C, which actually inhibits the production of melanin. So it's the ideal ingredient for dark spot treatments and under-eye circles.

While it may take 24 hours for your body to break down any Vitamin C you eat, try one of the topical skin treatments below to get the direct skin benefits fast.

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Vitamin C Skin Benefits
John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti Aging Face Serum 30ml
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Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour
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The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion
$23
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Joanna Vargas Skincare Vitamin C Face Wash 2 oz (59 ml)
$40
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Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power Cx 30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum, 1.7 oz
$85
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N.V. Perricone Vitamin C Ester 15
$130
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Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
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Lumene Vitamin C + Age Defying Radiant Beauty Drops
$23.99
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Natura Bisse Women's C+C Vitamin Body Cream
$102
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Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++
$25
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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum
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Ole Henriksen Olehenriksen Total TruthTM Brightening Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Eye C
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