By Sarah Kinonen. Photos: Courtesy of Brands.
Want brighter, tighter, and overall better-looking skin? There's an ingredient for that: vitamin C. The powerhouse ingredient is a potent antioxidant that helps reduce skin inflammation, irregular pigmentation, and promotes healthy collagen production, explains Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. "Vitamin C is a key component to many skin brightening regimens, as it interferes with pigment production and keeps inflammation at bay. It may even help protect the skin from pre-cancerous changes from UV light exposure by neutralizing free radicals." Bottom line: Keep products spiked with the ingredient in your regular skin-care rotation. Here, we've picked seven new formulations to try.
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