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'Helps me manage the dark spots': Shoppers say this $10 serum, almost 50% off, is an anti-aging MVP

You're cleansing, moisturizing and wearing SPF, but do you have Vitamin C in your skincare routine? This antioxidant works to smooth dark spots and diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and if you're having trouble with any of those pesky scourges, fans say it's time to try a vitamin C serum. Tens of thousands of shoppers recommend this one from Tree of Life, which is nearly 50% off.

This quick-absorbing formula is cruelty-free and fine for all skin types.

$13 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal?

At just $10, down from $19, this serum is 49% off — the lowest we've seen it go all year. And when you consider how expensive quality skin care can be these days (upwards of $50 or even $100 for various serums and creams), it's a steal.

Why do I need this?

The serum's star ingredient, vitamin C, is an antioxidant that can help reduce free-radical damage, known for accelerating signs of aging. It also helps to stimulate collagen, which keeps skin looking youthful and plump. But the most common benefit is that it can brighten the complexion overall, helping fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

It's also packed with other dermatologist-tested ingredients, including organic aloe and jojoba for moisturizing, and witch hazel, which minimizes the appearance of pores. The formula leaves skin hydrated and dewy, fans say — sans a greasy finish.

Tree Life Vitamin C serum
Whether you're fresh-faced or fighting the ravages of time, consider adding a vitamin C serum to your restorative regimen. (Amazon)

What reviewers say

Over 89,000 customers rave about the serum's benefits for the skin, giving it a five-star rating.

"It’s magic!" one user exclaimed. "I'm not one to write many reviews, but I could immediately start seeing this stuff work the very first day I used it! My skin felt smoother and brighter after just one use, and has continued to feel great after now a week of using this product."

"I have been using this for just about a week and already notice so much of a difference," another shopper wrote. "I am almost 50 and have a lot of sun damage ... mostly to my chest area. Wrinkled and crepey, this has made a huge difference in a week! I will definitely be getting more. Maybe by the gallon?"

"I've used Tree of Life Vitamin C serum for years," said a longtime fan. "It helps me manage the dark spots on my face — so common in my age group. I love the consistency; it is not thin and watery as claimed in some reviews. Once it dries, it is not sticky whatsoever. I'm 70 years old and I have beautiful skin. Now, if I could only make it help me lose weight, it would be the perfect product."

"I love this product!" gushed a final reviewer. "I've only been using it for a week and I've already noticed a difference! My acne spots go away faster and my face looks brighter. I have sensitive skin, and this product does not irritate me at all. It even moisturizes without causing breakouts ... Doesn't smell amazing, but I'm glad it doesn't have added fragrance, since that tends to irritate my skin."

Give your skin a little TLC as we head into spring — a few drops go a long way, shoppers report.

$10 at Amazon

Need better skin care for your evening routine? This highly rated retinol serum has plenty of fans.

This multitasker aims to fade fine lines and wrinkles, lighten dark spots, plump and hydrate skin and make large pores appear smaller.

"The lines around my mouth and crow's feet have diminished, as well as the very fine lines on my forehead," wrote a satisfied shopper. "I am super, super happy. I have been converted. This will be my new staple in my beauty regimen."

$19 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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