Over recent years, a glance at the ingredients on the back of any face cream might leave you wishing you’d done a PhD in chemistry. But thankfully the latest beauty wonder ingredient is good old vitamin C.

Vital for good skin health, the nutrient helps to form collagen and elastin - essential to keep the skin looking plump, taut and young - as well as acting as an antioxidant to protect from the harsh effects of the environment.

Lane Crawford asks leading dermatologists why they think it deserves a spot in your daily skincare routine, and how best to start incorporating it - pronto.