Why do you need Vitamin C in your skincare?

Why do you need Vitamin C in your skincare?

Ask any skincare aficionado about what their favourite skincare ingredient is and they’ll probably tell you – vitamin C.

It’s a tried and tested holy grail in a lot of skincare routines. As a child, you’ve also probably been fed a few chewable tablets by your parents to ward off sickness.

But, do you really know what vitamin C is and why you need it in skincare?

What is Vitamin C?

Your body needs vital nutrients and vitamins to function. Vitamin C, otherwise known as L-ascorbic acid, cannot be created by your body and also can’t be stored, hence the importance of getting enough into your system through other means.

Vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of the tissues in your body, playing an important role in healing. It helps to form skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels, so it makes sense to add vitamin C to skincare.

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What does Vitamin C do to your skin?

As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps to reduce inflammation and can protect your skin from damaging free radicals such as UV exposure, pollution and other external factors.

When your skin is damaged from free radicals, you may notice some signs of ageing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with ageing gracefully, but if you do want to slow this process down, vitamin C is a great ingredient to add to your skincare routine to help.

Vitamin C stimulates your collagen production and skin cell regeneration, which can help to keep skin plump. By fighting the effects of UV damage, such as dark spots and pigmentation, vitamin C works to even out skin tone, brighten dull skin and restore a radiant glow.

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We source our vitamin C from tropical fruits such as mango, papaya, pineapple and Kakadu plum in our Vitamin C Brightening skincare range:

  • Mango aids in protecting your skin against free radicals. In particular, Mango can relieve clogged skin pores, preventing blemishes.
  • Papaya contains vital nutrients such as magnesium and potassium. Papaya has anti-inflammatory properties, helping your skin cells repair.
  • Pineapple helps to improve your skin barrier function, which is the outermost layer of your skin that filters out harmful pollutants. Pineapple can also reduce irritation and redness in your skin.
  • Kakadu plum is a fruit that originates from Australia and has a self-defense system designed to combat harsh Australasian rays. It is also the world’s highest source of vitamin C and can contain up to 100 times more vitamin C than an orange!

By sourcing these potent vitamin C extracts from natural sources, we can also ensure that our Vitamin C Brightening products are low-irritation yet still contain the amazing benefits to leave your skin positively glowing and energised. Our products won’t cause your skin to be sun-sensitive, meaning you can reach for this skincare regime all year round.

Enjoy radiant skin, every day.


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