Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and is, of course, a vitamin. It's naturally found in fruit such as strawberries and blackcurrants as well as citrus fruit like oranges, lemons, and limes. It's one of those wonder nutrients that does so much for our bodies.
We learn about vitamin C in school, we hear about it from health experts, but do you really know how many superpowers are packed into our humble vitamin C? From natural skin care to health supplements, this vitamin is essential for the maintenance of our immune systems as well as good skin.
Vitamin C Benefits
When consumed in food or as a supplement, vitamin C can help to boost your body's immunity against illnesses, especially the common cold and the flu, as well as helping to improve the way your body absorbs iron. It can even help to boost collagen production and the skin's natural regenerative process that can start to slow down as we age.
For your skin, the greatest power of vitamin C is its ability to brighten and lighten. Vitamin C is really amazing at evening out the complexion and improving the overall appearance of the skin, which makes it perfect for fading pigmentation, sunspots and those pesky marks left behind after a pimple (post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation).
On top of all of that, it also helps to replenish dry skin with deeply penetrating moisture, minimising the appearance of fine lines and signs of ageing. Another little known power of vitamin C is that it actually helps to neutralise chlorine, so it's perfect if anyone in your family suffers from any skin sensitivities.
100% Pure Vitamin C Serum
One of our long-time favourite Vitamin C packed products is the 100% Pure Vitamin C Serum. This serum combines the powers of vitamin C with other effective natural ingredients to help target the appearance of age spots, boost collagen production and help brighten overall skin one. It's lightweight, fast-absorbing, and vegan!
Andalou Naturals Probiotic + C Renewal Cream
For some serious brightening power, try the Andalou Naturals Probiotic + C Renewal Cream. This is an amazing facial cream for normal and combination skin types, combining brightening vitamin C, goji, and white tea with probiotics and manuka honey to help stimulate healthy cell renewal and even out skin tone.
Antipodes Glow Ritual Vitamin C Serum
This Antipodes Glow Ritual Vitamin C Serum is like sunshine in a bottle. It gives your skin an instant boost of radiance while harnessing the world's richest natural sources of vitamin C. It illuminates and brightens the skin while offering protection against free radical damage that can lead to early aging. Plus, it's being light weight, non-irritating, and you get an immediate glow.
KORA Organics Berry Bright Vitamin C Eye Cream
The KORA Berry Bright Vitamin C Eye Cream is a certified organic brightening and nutrient-rich vegan eye cream that uses the power of vitamin C to target the appearance of aging for firmer, more youthful-looking skin around the eye area. It's ideal for fine lines, crow's feet, dark circles and pigmentation.
The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost
Plump the skin and nourish the gut at the same time with The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost Supercharged Formula. This new supercharged formula now has added pomegranate fruit peel extract, gotu kola, organic goji, plus more vitamin C (four times more than the original formula!) to promote collagen production and zinc to support healthy skin, hair and nails.
Ethical Nutrients Extra C Powder
With a great tasting natural Orange flavour, the Ethical Nutrients Extra C Powder is pH adjusted and ideal for daily vitamin C supplementation which may be helpful in reducing the duration of cold and flu symptoms as well as promoting healthy skin, teeth and hair. This gluten and dairy free formula can be mixed into water or juice daily.
Fusion Health Vitamin C 1000 Advanced
The Fusion Health Vitamin C 1000 Advanced is a high-potency, chewable vitamin C with zinc, elderflower, and a delicious elderberry flavour, suitable for adults and children over 6 years. The buffered vitamin C formula means that it's gentler on the stomach than ascorbic acid alone!
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This advice is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.