The Vitamin C Products Your Skin Needs

Now's the time of year your skin is craving this ingredient.

The last few weeks of winter is when our skin really feels the damage from the season. Even in mild winters, like the one most of the country is experiencing, our skin feels extra dull and dry. The saving grace? Vitamin C. We've noticed a wide variety of beauty products are now featuring the essential, skin-boosting ingredient front-and-center. Consider it perfect timing.

“[The vitamin] is a natural antioxidant that fights free radicals and delivers a hydrated, healthy and glowing complexion,” says Howard Murad, M.D., a physician specializing in inclusive medicine and dermatology and the founder of skincare line Murad. Vitamin C is necessary for collagen synthesis in the skin as well as tissue growth and repair. "Applying a vitamin C serum underneath a standard moisturizer can add glow back to dry, wind-chapped skin,” says Murad. Here, five of the best vitamin C skincare products to add to your grooming routine: