7 Ways to Get Beautiful Skin with Vitamin C

Hair & Beauty

Free radicals, which can be caused by sun, pollution, and smoking, can do a number on your skin, says Elizabeth Tanzi, a dermatologist in Washington, DC. (Think spots, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.) The fix? Being diligent with sunscreen — and a good antioxidant like vitamin C. "It's a potent anti-oxidant that helps to reduce the damage to the skin," she says. Here, our favorite pre-wedding picks that are packed with the powerful ingredient.

Joanna Vargas Vitamin C Face Wash
Besides vitamin C, it has acai berry (another powerful antioxidant), plus hyaluronic acid to hydrate. ($65, available at Joanna Vargas)

Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner
This spritz-on soother strengthens your skin's natural defense system, while it softens with orange fruit extract. ($28, available at Murad)

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
This brand is Tanzi's pick (and an editor's favorite!). "The formulas have been proven stable," she says. Wear it every day to help shield skin from free radicals, while it boosts collagen synthesis and fights UV damage. ($162, available at SkinCeuticals)

See More: 5 Simple Ways to Get Gorgeous Skin Overnight (Just In Time for Your Wedding!)

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
Chockfull of fruit enzymes, nutrients, and an antioxidant complex, this serum brightens skin while it protects. ($80, available at Sephora)

3LAB Perfect C Eye Treatment
The light — but still totally moisturizing — formula plumps fine lines, battles dark circles, and adds radiance. ($95, available at Nordstrom)

Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizer
The star here is the Camu Camu berry (which boasts 30 times the vitamin C of an orange!). It firms skin and evens tone. ($72, available at Sephora)

M-61 Fast Blast 2-Minute Vitamin C Facial Mask
Once a week, give your skin a pick me up with this quick treatment. It's packed with seaweed (to firm), aloe vera (to soothe), and vitamin B5 (to improve skin's barrier function). ($50, available at Blue Mercury)

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