Topical vitamin C shows broad-spectrum photoprotective benefit -- Duke dermatologist.
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
TOPICAL VITAMIN C SHOWS BROAD-SPECTRUM PHOTOPROTECTIVE BENEFIT in in vivo studies, Sheldon Pinnell, MD, head of the dermatology department at Duke University Medical Center, reported at a Nov. 8 media briefing sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology held in New York City. Topical vitamin C is not a sunscreen, Pinnell noted. He explained that vitamin C "add[s] to the body's own ability to neutralize chemical reactions" through its antioxidant effect.
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