It is a great antioxidant, resulting in brighter, healthier and younger-looking skin. This effect is related to vitamin C's ability to suppress melanin synthesis, increase collagen production and reduce oxidative stress. It is depigmenting, lightens overall skin tone and reduces hyperpigmentation in dark circles and age spots. Reduces post-solar oxidative damage and associated skin inflammation. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen synthesis by skin fibroblasts, increasing elasticity and suppleness.