Collagen depletion is a common fact of aging that unfortunately can't be avoided. When collagen breaks down and new development slows, skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Collagen loss can be slowed however and one well known antioxidant is important for maintaining beautiful skin.
Dr. Drew Ordon, co-host of The Doctors says that when looking for anti-aging skin care products, you should find one with Vitamin C, specifically L-Ascorbic Acid. One good example is the Obagi Professional-C line. According to Discovery Health, vitamin C is critical to the development of new collagen, which will help your skin remain looking youthful for longer.
Collagen production isn't the only way that Vitamin C helps skin. As an anti-oxidant, it battles the free radicals that threaten to damage skin. Research from the University of Maryland Medical Center has found that vitamin C may also reduce the risk of sunburn and help prevent the damage of long term sun exposure. That doesn't mean you should slather yourself in orange juice and go sit in the sun, but it can help keep your skin healthy.