You likely know vitamin C is an important part of your skincare regimen, but I’m here to let you in on a secret—you should be slathering vitamin C on your body too. “Vitamin C is an all-around excellent skincare ingredient,” says Rebecca Marcus, MD, board-certified dermatologist. “It is probably the most well studied of all antioxidants in skincare, which is important because we know that it penetrates the skin well and works to promote collagen production, lighten hyperpigmentation, and neutralize free radicals, helping to protect against the DNA damage that reactive oxygen species cause.”
When choosing a body lotion with vitamin C, opt for one that also contains nourishing ingredients like shea butter and ceramides. Below, we’ve rounded up the best body moisturizers with vitamin C.