Vitamin C is a necessary nutrient for a healthy body. This powerful antioxidant helps fight disease, build blood vessels and helps lower your risk of cancer. Common sources of vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, dark leafy greens, and peppers. Vitamin C is also great for your skin. When applied topically, vitamin C products can help minimize dark spots and wrinkles as well as help build collagen. Vitamin C works by neutralizing free radicals that can deteriorate the DNA of skin cells. Free radicals are found in ultraviolet light, pollution, second-hand smoke and other environmental factors. Topical vitamin C can be used on your face, eye area and body to protect your skin from damage. This powerful ingredient is available in many skin care products but it is often found in antioxidant serums. To use a vitamin C serum, apply a few drops of the product to your skin after thorough cleansing and follow with a moisturizer and a sunscreen. Although this antioxidant is very effective at treating the signs of damage, it can also become unstable if it is stored improperly. For best results, close your vitamin C product tightly and store in a cool, dark place. Add a vitamin C product to your daily skin care regimen for healthier skin. Shop our selection of vitamin C products at lovelyskin.com/vitaminC. If you would like additional assistance, call, email or live chat our Customer Care Team.