Discover 10 natural skincare ingredients that are rich in vitamin C and can help brighten, firm, and protect your skin.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help brighten and protect your skin from environmental stressors. Luckily, there are many natural skincare ingredients that are rich in this essential nutrient. From citrus fruits to botanical extracts, here are 10 vitamin C-rich ingredients to look for in your skincare products.
Kakadu Plum is a native Australian fruit that is known to have the highest concentration of vitamin C of any fruit in the world. This potent ingredient helps to brighten and even out skin tone, while also providing antioxidant protection against environmental stressors. Look for skincare products that contain Kakadu Plum extract for a powerful dose of vitamin C, like Olixa's Gummy Cleanser
Rosehip oil is a natural ingredient that is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants. It is known for its ability to brighten and even out skin tone, while also helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rosehip oil is also a great source of essential fatty acids, which help to nourish and hydrate the skin. Rosehip oil is in many natural skincare products from moisturisers, to serums and oils.
Sea buckthorn oil is a natural ingredient that is packed with vitamin C and other antioxidants. It is known for its ability to protect the skin from environmental stressors, while also helping to brighten and even out skin tone. Sea buckthorn oil is also rich in essential fatty acids, which help to nourish and hydrate the skin.
Lemons actually have a higher amount of vitamin C in them than oranges so are a great option to improve the brightness of the skin, improve circulation and connects collagen and elastin together to prevent the telltale signs of ageing. Lemon is also naturally anti bacterial, making it a great ingredient in cleansers, body washes and scrubs.
Picked from the African plum tree, these pastel yellow fruits are peeled and left to dry in the sun. The stone is the extracted and crushed to reveal a kernel inside which contains a potent oil. This lesser known ingredient has some wonderful properties including a Vitamin C content which is four times higher than an orange. Vitamin C is known to increase cell turnover and boost radiance.
Sunflower seed oil is a natural emollient which means it creates a barrier on the skin to lock in moisture. It is a good source of linoleic acid which is not only hydrating but good for skin prone to breakouts. High in vitamins A, C, D and E it is compatible with all skin types but particularly effective for the management of dry skin conditions due to its soothing properties. Essentially it's an all round ingredient for many skin types.
Baobab has a very high level of vitamin C as well as emollient and smoothing properties. It's also known to improve the skin's elasticity to help keep your skin supple and toned. A high proportion of the seed is oil when pressed and contains linoleic and oleic acids which help to moisturise and soften your skin as well as prevent moisture loss.
Grapeseed oil is light and easily absorbed on to the skin because it is a carrier oil which means it is extracted from the fatty portion of the plant. It contains Vitamins C, D and E which are known to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's also an emollient so reduces moisture loss. Grapeseed is an ideal ingredient for acne or breakout prone skin.
The moringa seed is very nutrient dense but yet the oil is very light and so is easily absorbed in to the skin. Moringa oil is a very good cleansing agent because it removes dirt and unblocks pores whilst also moisturising the skin. It contains Vitamin A which promotes collagen production which firms and smooths the skin. Vitamin E and C have many antioxidant properties which relieve the skin of the signs of environmental stress and Vitamin B helps to retain the skins natural moisture.
Because bamboo is good at binding moisture, it's good for helping to plump and lock moisture into the skin. Bamboo contains Vitamin E, anti oxidants, Vitamin C and silica so you can help protect the skin from damage, signs of ageing, sun damage, the appearance of scars, boost collagen production and brighten sun spots and other signs of ageing with bamboo extracts. It also regenerates and firms the skin and adds shine and lustre to hair.