While we all know to avoid sunburns, sometimes accidents do happen. One way to help fight the inflammation of a sunburn is to apply a product with vitamin C ester. Vitamin C ester is fat-soluble (unlike its acidic cousin, basic Vitamin C) and is easily absorbed by the skin. This allows it to offer maximum protection against free radicals at the exact spot that they wreak the most damage – the outer portion of the cell. When applying products with Vitamin C ester to sunburns, burns often heal faster, as the product helps reduce redness and inflammation. As an added bonus, products with vitamin C ester brighten and tighten the appearance of the skin. So if you get caught with a bit of a burn, skip the aloe and opt for a product with vitamin C ester!