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The Best Vitamin C Products For Smoother, Glowier Skin

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Want brighter, tighter, and, overall better-looking skin? There’s an ingredient for that: vitamin C. The powerhouse skin-care staple is a potent antioxidant that helps reduce skin inflammation and irregular pigmentation while promoting healthy collagen production, explains Joshua Zeichner, M.D., 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,” he says. Furthermore, he says it may even help protect the skin from pre-cancerous changes from UV light exposure by neutralizing free radicals.

Unfortunately, very little vitamin C ever makes it to the skin on its own, says board-certified dermatologist Laurel Naversen Geraghty, M.D., which is why it’s so important to topically apply products made with the skin-care ingredient. Read on for the best 24 vitamin C-spiked serums, moisturizers, and eye creams that are sure to leave your skin happy and bright.

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