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“What have you been doing with your skin?” If there is one skin-care step almost guaranteed to elicit this kind of comment—no matter what your skin type—it’s topical vitamin C. Used when it’s at its most potent, vitamin C brightens, firms, smooths, and nourishes skin, whether it’s breakout-prone, very dry, or anything in between. Perhaps most importantly, vitamin C makes you absolutely glow. Use it once and see instant results, but keep at it and your skin’s clarity and radiance will continue to improve.
“It’s a powerful antioxidant that can help build collagen and soften the look of dark spots,” says New Jersey dermatologist Jeanine Downie, MD.