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What did we do before vitamin C? For starters, we got scurvy (but that was a long time ago). As far as our skin is concerned, research began to shed light on the beneficial effects of this antioxidant back in the late 90s, and advances in technology have helped optimize potency, absorption and its visible anti-aging effects. Known to stimulate collagen production and brighten the complexion, liquid-based serums were the only way to give your skin its daily dose before SkinCeuticals introduced their groundbreaking Phloretin CF Gel in 2011. But today, these alternative vitamin C formulations are having their moment in the limelight.
Vitabrid C12 FACE Brightening Powder ($60)
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November is Healthy Skin Month, so thereâ€™s no better time to re-evaluate your skincare regimenâ€”and make sure youâ€™re giving your skin everything it needs to look and feel its best. But if youâ€™re not willing to take our word for it, we asked six dermatologists to weigh in as well, and here are the essentials for keeping your skin in tip-top shape.
If you still havenâ€™t committed to applying SPF each and every morning, 365 days a year, youâ€™re doing your skin a major disservice. â€œDamaging UV rays can penetrate clouds and windows, so your skin is vulnerable regardless of season,â€ warns San Antonio, Texas dermatologist Dr. Vivi