Fine Lines? Vitamin C To The Rescue

Got fine lines around the eyes? A stroll down the aisles of your local department store will reveal lots of sparkling bottles, jars and vials guaranteeing to smooth out those fine lines and give you a youthful look. Unfortunately, these claims are rarely true. As you may intimately know, many products offer only limited, short term benefits. That’s not to say that these products can’t do your skin some good. Many companies produce high quality emollient and exfoliant formulas that can temporarily smooth the skin’s surface around the eyes or increase its ability to maintain moisture. And if you are in need of a quick fix, a short-term gain may very well suit your needs.

If you are serious about getting rid of eye wrinkles, however, you must consider those products and treatments that have been scientifically proven to penetrate to where the aging process actually takes place: in the deeper layers of the skin. Antitoxidants or, more specifically, topical antioxidants fit the bill. One of the most effective antioxidants for treating eye wrinkles is vitamin C.

Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen, the strong connective tissue that essentially holds us together. Dietary vitamin C is just as important as topical solutions. Fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, tomatoes and red bell peppers are rich in vitamin C.

Vitamin C ester is a topical solution discovered by Nicholas Perricone M.D., that can be easily absorbed into the skin. It can be mixed into creams and lotions and keep its potency for months and even years. And over time, vitamin C ester can reduce deeply embedded lines as well as fine lines around the eyes.

But, not all antioxidants are created equal. Even more important, some are better suited to some skin repair jobs than they are to others. According to Dr. Perricone, the skin conditions most likely to respond to treatment with vitamin C ester topical preparations are:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles on severely sun-damaged skin;
  • Sagging skin that is losing its firmness because of lost or damaged collagen; and
  • Sunburned, inflamed or irritated skin.

So if your skin falls into one of the above categories, check out the newest products from Dr. Perricone.


  1. Vitamin C is great for helping wrinkles. We used to always recommend it in the days that I worked in the beauty industry… it was a help to me too!

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