Vitamin C has long been identified as one of the most important nutrients not only for general health, but also as an important nutrient for healthy skincare.
As Vitamin C is not naturally found in the body, it makes it all the more important to include products with Vitamin C in a healthy skin regime, to ensure your body has an ample reserve.
5 key benefits of Vitamin C specifically for the skin are:
- Promotes collagen production which in turn helps prevent the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduces redness and is anti-inflammatory.
- Boosts healing and helps reduce the appearance of scarring.
- It’s hydrating and helps the skin retain its moisture.
- Rich in antioxidants which helps the skin to protect itself against sun damage.
Not all sources of vitamin C used in skincare are equal, however. Many face serums on the market today actually use synthetic, chemically-created sources of Vitamin C such as Ascorbic Acid and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. These ingredients are chosen primarily to drive up profit, because they are the cheapest way to increase Vitamin C in formulations.
Emerging natural beauty formulations advocate for using natural & organic sources of Vitamin C which can include Amla Berry, Sea Buckthorn Berry, and Rosehip Seed Oil.
Rosehip Seed Oil is our favourite source of naturally-occurring Vitamin C, and is why you find it in almost all Birch Babe’s facial products. It is one of the secrets to the textures and consistencies Birch Babe products are known for.
Facial Products that provide Vitamin C through Rosehip Seed Oil:
Not only is Vitamin C an important nutrient for facial care, but it’s also important for the rest of your body. This is why we include Rosehip Seed Oil in our Exfoliating Body Bar in Coffee, Citrus Shampoo & Body Bar, and Whipped Body Butters too.
Body Products that provide Vitamin C through Rosehip Seed Oil:
However you decide to include vitamin C in your daily routine is up to you. We hope this post is a helpful tool that encourages you to read labels and buy natural products wherever possible because what we put in and on our bodies affects us!
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