The ingredient in question? Vitamin C. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C might not be anything new, but it’s certainly a bit of a wonder ingredient if you aren’t already using it. Found naturally in a wide range of fruit and vegetables, it’s essential to help maintain a healthy complexion by protecting your skin cells and promoting healing.
As someone with acne-prone skin, I started using a vitamin C serum daily when a facialist advised me that vitamin C is a great ingredient to use if you’re looking to fade pigmentation or dark spots caused by old blemishes. But I was interested to find out what other benefits this ingredient has to offer. After all, since using it regularly, I’ve noticed that my scarring has diminished and my complexion looks all-around brighter and healthier.
To find out, I asked two skin experts for the professional angle on all things vitamin C—including what it does, how to use it and what the best vitamin C products on the market are. Keep scrolling to find out.