For years you’ve probably heard about the importance of vitamin C, particularly when it comes to staving off seasonal colds. It’s certainly great for that – and a whole host of other things – but one of vitamin C’s true superpowers is its skin-boosting ability. When you consume it, it will improve your immunity immensely, and when you slather it on, it will restore your skin to its glory days, brightening it and giving it a true glow.
Experts recommend that you should consume between 65 and 90 mg of vitamin C each day, but it’s also a great idea to include it in your skincare regime. When you slip in a little vit C to your serums or moisturisers, you’ll enjoy tons of benefits. Vitamin C boosts collagen production, fights both free radical damage and signs of aging and can brighten dark spots and inhibit melanin production. This will help even your skin tone and brighten everything. It also helps protect your skin against sun damage and repair damage it’s already undergone. It can even help fade scars!
So how can you revive lacklustre skin with natural vitamin C? Let us count the ways.
Camu camu is an amazing berry that is one of the richest sources of vitamin C you can find in nature. In fact, it has 100 times the amount of vitamin C that an orange does! Make sure to get it cold-pressed, as it will also preserve its other glow-boosting properties. Pick up a jar of Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power Cx 30 Vitamin C Brightening Moisturiser to give it a go.
Açai is a bitter tasting fruit that is another vitamin C powerhouse. It contains between 15 to 22 percent of the vitamin C you need in a day. Mad Hippie’s Face Cream is a great way to incorporate acai into your beauty playbook.
Kakadu plum may hail from Australia, but everyone can reap the benefits of its high levels of vitamin C. You don’t have to be an Aussie to use this miracle worker! Since you probably already have tons of serums and moisturisers in your arsenal, we suggest ordering a bottle of Soothe Operator’s Very Hydrating Face & Body Mist to get your daily dose of kakadu plum for a big hit of vitamin C whenever your skin is feeling dry or dull.
Rose hips are actually the fruit of the wild Dog Rose plant. These small cherry-like fruits are the cheapest and best source of vitamin C. Rose hip has been prevalent in skincare for quite some time, so it’s super easy to find it in products wherever you go. We like to use it in its pure, unadulterated form, so we like A’kin’s certified organic pure Rosehip Oil.
Strawberries are one of our favourite fruits to eat, and now they’re also one of our top choices when it comes to vitamin C in skincare. It’s perfect for brightening your overall complexion. Sometimes you want to give your face a good scrub, and what better to do it with than a little bit of strawberry? Try out Mario Badescu’s Strawberry Face Scrub for skin that looks lit from within.
Yuzu is a wonderful superfruit that comes all the way from Japan. It’s incredibly rich in both antioxidants and vitamin C, so it’s the perfect addition to your skincare routine. Harness the power of yuzu with Erborian’s Yuza Sorbet. You’ll also get the anti-inflammatory and nourishing benefits of Japanese apricot and sesame oil.
And if you’re looking for some bonus points for that vitamin C-boosted glowing skin, we of course have you covered! Our new smoothie the Vitamin C Bomb is chock full of the stuff, thanks to pomegranate and camu camu, as are The Bedrock and The Reset!