Native Americans discovered the benefits of vitamin C centuries ago. They used rose petals which are rich in vitamin C to make a hydrating and healing paste to be applied directly to the skin. Women in Tang Dynasty Tibet used the berries of the sea buckhorn plant to make a vitamin C rich oil which they applied directly to the skin.
In modern day, scientists have discovered the wonderful benefits of vitamin C when topically applied. It is interesting that very little vitamin C reaches the skin when taken orally. One of the main reasons for this is that vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and is rapidly excreted.
Benefits of Applying Vitamin C to the Skin
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from ultraviolet sunlight, cigarette smoke and other pollutants. Free radicals damage DNA, proteins and lipids which cause skin cells to die. Studies have shown that when applied directly to the skin, vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis, provides protection against UV rays and protects the skin against free radicals.
Topical application improves skin texture and skin tone, reduces brown spots and helps limit the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Vitamin C topically applied helps reduce inflammation and skin irritation. This is one of nature’s special vitamins that can help you achieve younger, healthier and more radiant skin. It is very effective in small concentrations. Topically applied it produces much higher concentrations than when taken orally.
More Youthful Skin
As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin decreases. It doesn’t stop there; factors such as sunlight, free radicals from our environment and inflammation further speeds up the process of collagen decline. The best way to replenish the skin with vitamin C is to apply it directly to the skin. Vitamin C helps to repair aged and sun damaged skin. It is a natural moisturizer and will hydrate dry skin. It improves the protective barrier of the skin, helping your skin retain more water so it stays smoother and more youthful longer.
Our product ingredients include Kakadu Plum, which is the richest known source of vitamin C with an extreme vitamin C potency measuring 100 times that of an orange. It is included in our Gentle Cleansing Milk, Antioxidant Toning Infusion, Smooth Skin Exfoliant, Intensive Eye Serum and all four of our Moisturisers.
Pomegranate is another ingredient we use which is packed with vitamin C and plays a very important role in the formation of collagen.
Try our products with confidence and enjoy a smoother more youthful radiant skin.
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