How To Stop Pollution From Totally Ruining Your Skin

Dermatologists recommend adding antioxidants into your skin care routine to fight the effects of air pollution. (Photo: Emilie Powers / EyeEm via Getty Images)
Dermatologists recommend adding antioxidants into your skin care routine to fight the effects of air pollution. (Photo: Emilie Powers / EyeEm via Getty Images)

Skin care routines can be tailored to address pretty much any issue, be it acne, dry skin, clogged pores or even the effects of air pollution.

That last one might seem a little odd or gimmicky, but as it happens, anti-pollution skin care has become a growing trend in the beauty industry. Brands like Kiehl’s and Drunk Elephant have released products that claim to protect skin against pollutants in the air.

Air pollution’s effects on our health have been studied for a long time. In terms of skin care, there is research that suggests pollution can lead to things like inflammation and premature aging, so the increasing popularity of anti-pollution beauty and skin care products isn’t a coincidence.

“Our skin impacts what we are [absorbing] into our body. We have to protect ourselves from the outer world,” Natalya Rachkova, an aesthetician and the co-founder of The Better Skin Co., told HuffPost. We already know what we’re supposed to eat and that we should exercise and drink water, she said, “but we also have to protect ourselves from our outer environment.”

We spoke to dermatologists to find out more about anti-pollution skin care, including what it really is and how it works to protect us.

Before we dive into what anti-pollution skin care is, it’s important to look at how pollution actually affects the skin.

According to Dr. Anne Chapas, a dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York, air pollution contains a combination of tiny particles called particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and chemicals like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

“The exact mechanism of how they cause skin aging is not clear, but it could include causing more oxidative damage, increasing skin inflammation, changing the skin microflora or activation of acyl hydrocarbon receptor pathways,” she said. “Whatever the mechanism, the result seems to be increased wrinkles and pigmentation.”

All those tiny particles can also penetrate and clog our pores, Dr. Devika Icecreamwala, a dermatologist based in Berkeley, California, told HuffPost. As a result, “We’re noticing how pollution [is] causing the skin to look really dull, uneven and even discolored,” she said.

Icecreamwala also said that prolonged exposure to pollutants in the air can contribute to a breakdown of collagen.

That’s where “anti-pollution skin care” comes in.

Anti-pollution skin care, then, is meant to “counteract the particulates in the air that lead to damaged skin,” Chapas said.

As Icecreamwala put it, the point of using anti-pollution skin care products is to “remove those tiny micro-particles from the pores so it’s not really clogging them anymore and also protect the skin from the pollution that can penetrate the deeper layers, because that pollution can actually break down collagen.”

The goal is to make a sort of barrier between your skin and pollutants in the air, she said.

How can we actually fight pollution with skin care products?

According to both Icecreamwala and Chapas, antioxidants, particularly vitamin C, play a big part in protecting our skin from the effects of pollution in the air. They both suggested incorporating a vitamin C serum into your daily skin care routine and recommended the same product: Skinceuticals C E Ferulic. (It’s pricey at $180, but even our own editor swears by it. If you’re looking for some other recommendations, we’ve got plenty.)

Chapas said that vitamin C and other antioxidants help block the formation of free radicals (unstable atoms that can damage cells and potentially lead to premature aging) and “pigment pathways.”

“Melanin blockers, such as niacinamide, are also helpful,” she said, adding, “It’s important to have an intact skin barrier by using moisturizers with ceramides and not over-treating the skin with retinol or acids.”

Along with topical products, Icecreamwala said that it’s important to include vitamin C and other antioxidants into our diets, as they’re “going to protect our skin and bodies from inflammation.” She also said she’s a fan of exfoliating agents, like salicylic and lactic acid, for taking off “the grime from the skin and [unclogging] the pores.”

Are certain people more prone to the effects of pollution on skin?

“The closer you live to the pollution, the more it affects you,” Chapas said, noting that, in her experience, “city dwellers seem to have more pollution-related skin damage than country dwellers.”

Icecreamwala agreed, noting that commuters ― especially those who walk to and from work or find themselves on hot, grimy subway platforms like those in New York ― might notice the effects of pollution on their skin more so than individuals who live in more suburban or rural communities.

Can we reverse any of the effects caused by pollution?

Prevention is really the first step to combating the effects of pollution, but Icecreamwala noted that using antioxidants, for example, can encourage the regeneration of collagen once it’s broken down. It should be noted that no product or ingredient is magic, however.

In Chapas’ opinion, laser treatments ”offer a faster and more effective way to combat skin pigmentation and damage, [and] give the skin a healthier and younger appearance.”

And, of course, you should always be wearing sunscreen, which helps prevent additional damage caused by the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. According to Icecreamwala, protecting your skin with sunscreen ― she prefers mineral sunscreens ― helps keep collagen from degrading as well.

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For the best of the best: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

The skincare experts who talked to HuffPost overwhelmingly recommend <strong><a href="https://fave.co/2Wb3q5l" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C serum</a></strong>, but it doesn't come cheap. "Be aware that Vitamin C serums are a concentrated ingredient, thereby [are] very potent and active," says esthetician Melissa Lekus of <strong><a href="https://melissalekus.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Melissa Lekus Skincare Consulting</a></strong>. "So don’t be surprised when your Vitamin C serum is one of the most expensive products in your arsenal." So, what's the difference between a $10 Vitamin C serum and a $100 Vitamin C serum? It's due in part to its formula. "Vitamin C is an unstable molecule on its own, so it works best when combined with Vitamin E or ferulic acid," says dermatologist <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stayskinsafe/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Tsippora Shainhouse</strong></a> of Rapaport Dermatology. <br><br /><br><a href="https://fave.co/2Wb3q5l" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic is available at Dermstore</strong></a> for $166.
The skincare experts who talked to HuffPost overwhelmingly recommend SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C serum, but it doesn't come cheap. "Be aware that Vitamin C serums are a concentrated ingredient, thereby [are] very potent and active," says esthetician Melissa Lekus of Melissa Lekus Skincare Consulting. "So don’t be surprised when your Vitamin C serum is one of the most expensive products in your arsenal." So, what's the difference between a $10 Vitamin C serum and a $100 Vitamin C serum? It's due in part to its formula. "Vitamin C is an unstable molecule on its own, so it works best when combined with Vitamin E or ferulic acid," says dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse of Rapaport Dermatology. <br>
<br> SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic is available at Dermstore for $166.

For first timers: The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%

Dermatologist&amp;nbsp;Erum&amp;nbsp;Ilyas of &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://montgomery-dermatology.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Montgomery Dermatology&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; recommends first-time users try &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2T9QECm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;The Ordinary's Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;. It's a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C, which is a fancy way of saying it's less potent than other forms of Vitamin C. &quot;If it&amp;rsquo;s someone with lots of sun damage and looking for something more potent, I recommend &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2W9e0cW&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;the Vitamin C Suspension&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;,&quot; she says. &quot;The magnesium ascorbyl phosphate is effective and doesn&amp;rsquo;t tend to feel uncomfortable when used.&amp;nbsp;I&amp;rsquo;m a fan of The Ordinary &amp;mdash; I think of their products as a spice rack. It&amp;rsquo;s easier to modify routines day to day or week to week (or season to season) because their products have great ingredients. And, you can't argue with their price point.&quot;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% is &lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2T9QECm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;available at Beauty Expert&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/a&gt; for $10.50, or &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2Wc6C0n&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;SkinStore&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; for $9.60&lt;strong&gt;.&lt;/strong&gt;
Dermatologist Erum Ilyas of Montgomery Dermatology recommends first-time users try The Ordinary's Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%. It's a water-soluble derivative of Vitamin C, which is a fancy way of saying it's less potent than other forms of Vitamin C. "If it’s someone with lots of sun damage and looking for something more potent, I recommend the Vitamin C Suspension," she says. "The magnesium ascorbyl phosphate is effective and doesn’t tend to feel uncomfortable when used. I’m a fan of The Ordinary — I think of their products as a spice rack. It’s easier to modify routines day to day or week to week (or season to season) because their products have great ingredients. And, you can't argue with their price point."<br>
<br>The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% is available at Beauty Expert for $10.50, or SkinStore for $9.60.

For a stable formula: Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum

Dermatologist&amp;nbsp;Erum&amp;nbsp;Ilyas of &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://montgomery-dermatology.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Montgomery Dermatology&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; says that the key to buying a good Vitamin C formula is to educate yourself on its ingredients. &quot;If you are going to look for a Vitamin C-containing product, make sure the concentration and type of Vitamin C is listed. L-ascorbic acid or tetrahexyldecyl (THD) ascorbate are the most active types.&quot; She also recommends searching for serums with between 10- to 20-percent concentration, like &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2AXELIB&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;. &quot;If [that's] not&amp;nbsp;the case, Vitamin C can be very unstable on exposure to light, and essentially be useless. That&amp;rsquo;s money wasted.&amp;rdquo;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2AXELIB&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum is available at Sephora&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&amp;nbsp;for $95.
Dermatologist Erum Ilyas of Montgomery Dermatology says that the key to buying a good Vitamin C formula is to educate yourself on its ingredients. "If you are going to look for a Vitamin C-containing product, make sure the concentration and type of Vitamin C is listed. L-ascorbic acid or tetrahexyldecyl (THD) ascorbate are the most active types." She also recommends searching for serums with between 10- to 20-percent concentration, like Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum. "If [that's] not the case, Vitamin C can be very unstable on exposure to light, and essentially be useless. That’s money wasted.”<br>
<br>Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum is available at Sephora  for $95.

For daily use: Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Though Vitamin C serums are touted as a remedy for sun spots, aging skin and a dull complexion, green beauty expert &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.skinowl.com/pages/meet-annie-tevelin&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Annie&amp;nbsp;Tevelin&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; notes that healthy skin starts from the inside out. &quot;Healthy skin really starts within, so eating your daily suggested amount of Vitamin C is great for your overall&amp;nbsp;immunity, so grab fresh foods like kiwi,&amp;nbsp;broccoli, strawberries, grapefruit,&quot; says Tevelin, who's also the founder of &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.skinowl.com/pages/meet-annie-tevelin&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;SkinOwl&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;. &quot;Applying a Vitamin C Serum topically is excellent for transforming dull, lackluster skin, especially&amp;nbsp;post-summer months.&quot; She recommends &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2Wd2zRx&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&amp;nbsp;daily in the mornings, before gradually using it twice daily.&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2Wd2zRx&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum is available at Ulta&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; for $34.
Though Vitamin C serums are touted as a remedy for sun spots, aging skin and a dull complexion, green beauty expert Annie Tevelin notes that healthy skin starts from the inside out. "Healthy skin really starts within, so eating your daily suggested amount of Vitamin C is great for your overall immunity, so grab fresh foods like kiwi, broccoli, strawberries, grapefruit," says Tevelin, who's also the founder of SkinOwl. "Applying a Vitamin C Serum topically is excellent for transforming dull, lackluster skin, especially post-summer months." She recommends Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum daily in the mornings, before gradually using it twice daily.<br>
<br>Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum is available at Ulta for $34.

For all-natural ingredients: 100% PURE Vitamin C Serum

Susie Wang, chemist and founder of &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2AZgK3F&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;100% PURE&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;, recommends prepping the skin at night using a lemon water rinse before applying your serum. &quot;Topical Vitamin C works much faster and directly targets the skin to improve it, whereas ingesting Vitamin C boosts the immune system. Although this helps bolster collagen and elastin production, it's not targeted and works a lot slower since our body only accepts a certain amount of Vitamin C.&quot; For ingredient-obsessives, she recommends &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2R4EgBB&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;100% PURE's Vitamin C Serum&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; to plump skin, improve elasticity and slough off dead skin cells for a brighter, healthier glow.&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2R4EgBB&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;100% Pure Vitamin C Serum is available at 100% Pure&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/a&gt; for $41.
Susie Wang, chemist and founder of 100% PURE, recommends prepping the skin at night using a lemon water rinse before applying your serum. "Topical Vitamin C works much faster and directly targets the skin to improve it, whereas ingesting Vitamin C boosts the immune system. Although this helps bolster collagen and elastin production, it's not targeted and works a lot slower since our body only accepts a certain amount of Vitamin C." For ingredient-obsessives, she recommends 100% PURE's Vitamin C Serum to plump skin, improve elasticity and slough off dead skin cells for a brighter, healthier glow.<br>
<br> 100% Pure Vitamin C Serum is available at 100% Pure for $41.

For dull skin: Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is a &quot;powerhouse ingredient,&quot; says esthetician Melissa Lekus of &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://melissalekus.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Melissa Lekus Skincare Consulting&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;. &quot;Vitamin C is the most abundant antioxidant in the body fighting free radicals to slow the aging process.&quot; She recommends &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2AZDO2j&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten &amp;amp; Firm Vitamin C Serum&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; to help with hyperpigmentation, prevent the breakdown of collagen and actually increase collagen production for a smoother, brighter complexion. &amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2AZDO2j&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten &amp;amp; Firm Vitamin C Serum is available at Sephora&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/a&gt; for $78.
Vitamin C is a "powerhouse ingredient," says esthetician Melissa Lekus of Melissa Lekus Skincare Consulting. "Vitamin C is the most abundant antioxidant in the body fighting free radicals to slow the aging process." She recommends Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum to help with hyperpigmentation, prevent the breakdown of collagen and actually increase collagen production for a smoother, brighter complexion. <br>
<br>Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum is available at Sephora for $78.

For age spots: Citrix Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Brightening Serum

If your main skincare concern is reducing the appearance of age spots and other skin discoloration, dermatologist &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://artofskinmd.com/about/dr-palm/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Melanie Palm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; recommends &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2AW7I7A&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Citrix Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Brightening Serum&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;. &quot;Vitamin C is a well-known brightening agent,&quot; she says. &quot;It is used topically to fade brown spots without altering normal skin pigmentation.&amp;rdquo; With any new Vitamin C skincare product, she advises using three to five drops every other morning on the entire face for two weeks before gradually using it every day.&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;Citrix Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Brightening Serum is &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2T3x8ah&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;available at Dermstore&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; for $114, or &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2AW7I7A&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Walmart&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; for $77.
If your main skincare concern is reducing the appearance of age spots and other skin discoloration, dermatologist Melanie Palm recommends Citrix Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Brightening Serum. "Vitamin C is a well-known brightening agent," she says. "It is used topically to fade brown spots without altering normal skin pigmentation.” With any new Vitamin C skincare product, she advises using three to five drops every other morning on the entire face for two weeks before gradually using it every day.<br>
<br>Citrix Vitamin C Pro-Collagen Brightening Serum is available at Dermstore for $114, or Walmart for $77.

For acne scars: Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot

&lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2R6Cyjb&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Glow Recipe&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; cofounders Christine Chang and Sarah Lee know a thing or two about glowing skin thanks to their cult-favorite &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2Tdc0yN&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;. The duo recently launched an ultra-affordable line called Sweet Chef, that includes a brightening and tone-evening Vitamin C serum. &quot;Vitamin C&amp;rsquo;s anti-aging, damage-repairing and UV-protecting powers make it a Holy Grail ingredient,&quot; Lee says, &quot;but it takes time and consistent application to see the best results.&quot; She recommends &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2Wd5hqb&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; for hyperpigmentation and acne scars.&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot is &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2Wd5hqb&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;available at Glow Recipe&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; for $20, or &lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2ARqtJt&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Target&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; starting Jan. 27.
Glow Recipe cofounders Christine Chang and Sarah Lee know a thing or two about glowing skin thanks to their cult-favorite Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask. The duo recently launched an ultra-affordable line called Sweet Chef, that includes a brightening and tone-evening Vitamin C serum. "Vitamin C’s anti-aging, damage-repairing and UV-protecting powers make it a Holy Grail ingredient," Lee says, "but it takes time and consistent application to see the best results." She recommends Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot for hyperpigmentation and acne scars.<br>
<br>Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot is available at Glow Recipe for $20, or Target starting Jan. 27.

For affordability: Oz Naturals Vitamin C Facial Serum

Dermatologist&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;https://www.instagram.com/stayskinsafe/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Tsippora Shainhouse&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/a&gt; of Rapaport Dermatology recommends &lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2WincMq&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Oz Naturals Vitamin C Facial Serum&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/a&gt; for those who want a wallet-friendly serum. &quot;[It's] a much less expensive, vegan-friendly Vitamin C serum with AHA (natural glycolic acid),&quot; she says. &quot;Consumers love the texture and notice brighter skin with reduction in hyperpigmentation over time.&quot; She advises wearing it in the morning under sunscreen for protection from free radicals, as well as as nighttime to undo oxidative damage from the day.&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://fave.co/2WincMq&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot; rel=&quot;noopener noreferrer&quot;&gt;Oz Naturals Vitamin C Facial Serum is available at Oz Naturals&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; for $18.
Dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse of Rapaport Dermatology recommends Oz Naturals Vitamin C Facial Serum for those who want a wallet-friendly serum. "[It's] a much less expensive, vegan-friendly Vitamin C serum with AHA (natural glycolic acid)," she says. "Consumers love the texture and notice brighter skin with reduction in hyperpigmentation over time." She advises wearing it in the morning under sunscreen for protection from free radicals, as well as as nighttime to undo oxidative damage from the day.<br>
<br>Oz Naturals Vitamin C Facial Serum is available at Oz Naturals for $18.

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