The Ultimate Look Good Vitamin: Vitamin C

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We never quite understood the whole "When life gives you lemons" thing. Lemons are great; they have a tart kick that can brighten up any dish, even a plain glass of water, and the best part about those little yellow fruits is that they're packed with one of our favorite vitamins: Vitamin C!

Not Just For Pirates

You may be thinking: Isn't Vitamin C only good for preventing sea bound pirates from getting scurvy, and fighting off a cold? Yes, it is good for both pirates and colds, but that's not all. This naturally occurring antioxidant helps our body form connective tissue, like bones, skin, and blood vessels. It also lowers bad cholesterol and can even prevent some types of cancer.

When Vitamin C is used topically in the form of ascorbic acid, a whole new set of amazing benefits apply. Vitamin C's ability to aid in connective tissue formation also benefits our skin's appearance and elasticity by boosting collagen production. Collagen is the stuff that make our skin look supple and youthful; who doesn't want more of that?

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Vitamin C also has the ability to reduce dark spots caused by sun damage to make skin look brighter and younger. You probably can see now why we like to call Vitamin C the ultimate look good vitamin.

One caveat when it come to applying Vitamin C to your skin is don't slather it on and then head out into the sun. An unusual side effect of topical Vitamin C is increased photosensitivity. So take a beat before you go sun bathing with a Vitamin C cream covering your body.

Your Ultimate Look Good Products

Being in on the magic that is Vitamin C, we've been sure to include products that offer the skin brighting antioxidant in our shop for a while. One of our favorite C packed products is Youth to the People's Face Cleanser, This gentle superfood cleanser is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C as well as Vitamins A, B, and E. A daily application of this green cleanser will give you all the benefits of Vitamin C as well as a great, clear complexion.

For the rest of your body, Palermo Body's Rose Geranium & Mandarin Soap packs a naturally occurring Vitamin C punch. Scrub down with this fragrant bar soap and you'll be left with smooth, elastic, and nourished skin from head to toe!

For those times when you need a serious dose of the look good vitamin, you can apply Alder New York's Brightening Face Mask, made with a combination of naturally exfoliating clays, calendula and chamomile extracts, and of course Vitamin C. One application of this creamy mask will take a dull complexion to extraordinarily radiant.

Use this Vitamin C packed skincare product on the reg and you'll look so bright you're going to need a pair of sunglasses to look in the mirror.

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