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Skin & Health Benefits of Vitamin C

September 22, 2021
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Vitamin C almost needs no introduction… but, did you know that it’s not only very important for general health, it’s also important for the health and appearance of your skin? It’s a powerful antioxidant, and research has shown that there are a heap of Vitamin C benefits for your skin. So whether you apply it topically or enjoy it as a supplement - your body will love you for it!

 

To better understand the hype around this skin-loving, immunity boosting ingredient, let’s explore all the different beauty and health benefits of Vitamin C and find out how to ensure this important vitamin plays a part in your daily self-care routine.

 

Health benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is in many supplements, and there’s a very good reason for that. It’s a fundamental vitamin that’s necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. We get Vitamin C through what we eat. Our bodies can’t actually naturally produce or store it, and this is why many people support their Vitamin C intake by using supplements. So, what are some Vitamin C supplement benefits?

  • Supports your immune system
  • Helps protect against free radicals
  • Helps with iron absorption
  • Supports tissue repair
  • Supports collagen production


Fun fact: Vitamin C can also help with your hair, skin and nail health - it’s essential for the synthesis of collagen. This is why you’ll often see it added to Marine Collagen supplements.

Woman standing in the kitchen making Renew+ Marine Collagen Super Powder drink 

How can I take Vitamin C every day?

If you eat a nutritious, balanced and varied diet, you should be getting plenty of Vitamin C. It’s mostly found in fruit and vegetables (like kiwifruit, spinach, kale, kakadu plums, oranges and brussel sprouts), as well as in herbs like thyme and parsley.

While a balanced diet is best, it’s not always the easiest to maintain in our busy lives. If this sounds like you, try increasing your Vitamin C intake by adding Vitamin C supplements to your daily routine. These supplements come in many forms: tablets, powders or gummies. You’ll find it in our customer-favourite Renew+ Marine Collagen Super Powder, along with other ingredients like Marine Collagen, Zeolite, Bromelain and Hyaluronic Acid to support your beauty and wellbeing.

 

Beauty benefits of Vitamin C

There are so many reasons why Vitamin C is such a sought-after ingredient when it comes to skincare and beauty supplements. Not only does it protect our skin against free radicals and environmental pollution; it also brightens skin, helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots, reduces wrinkles and supports collagen production.

 

Does Vitamin C brighten skin?

It sure does! Topical Vitamin C products like Brightening Booster work to brighten skin, visibly improve the appearance of dark spots and dull skin, improve uneven skin tone and enhance radiance. We get dark spots from all sorts of things: acne scarring, hormonal changes or damage from the sun - Vitamin C is one of your best bets to help fade them away!

 

How does Vitamin C help wrinkles?

Vitamin C essentially teaches the skin to regenerate and accelerates the production of collagen and elastin, which are protein fibres responsible for keeping skin firm and plump.

 

How does Vitamin C support collagen production?

By supporting collagen synthesis, it encourages your body to produce more collagen which leads to plumper, younger-looking skin.

Woman with bright happy skin in orange bathroom, holding Vitamin C serum and orange fruit 

Who can benefit from Vitamin C?

Pretty much all skin types will love Vitamin C! It’s especially good for dull, rough, ageing skin, or skin with dark spots.

For acne-prone and sensitive skin, you’ll need to look for a non-irritating form of Vitamin C with a pH level that’s close to the skin’s natural pH level of 5.5. This is why we use L-Ascorbic Acid in our Brightening Booster - because it will suit all skin types - even the most sensitive! As an extra bonus, it’s also been studied to be the most effective at penetrating the skin barrier. If you do have sensitive skin, we recommend using a Vitamin C serum that also contains soothing ingredients like Glycerin that help hydrate and calm your skin while the Vitamin C works its magic. Luckily our Brightening Booster includes Glycerin and other skin-soothing ingredients!

 

How do I store my Vitamin C?

You may have heard of Vitamin C serums going off or starting to smell a bit funky. This happens when L-Ascorbic Acid is exposed to light or air - it oxidises and the Vitamin C stops doing what it’s meant to. That’s why we’ve packaged Brightening Booster in a very cute, air resistant bottle. We’ve also packaged Renew+ in light-restrictive pottles with a screw-top lid to prolong the shelf life and maintain the Vitamin C’s stability and efficacy.

Woman applying orange Vitamin C serum onto skin in morning skincare routine 

So, when should you use Vitamin C?

We recommend using Vitamin C topically in the morning every day. Consistency is key when it comes to brightening skin and fading dark spots, but we also love that Vitamin C has antioxidant properties to protect your skin from free radicals during the day. If you’re supplementing with Vitamin C you can take this any time of day.

 

Glow-Up with Vitamin C skincare and supplements

If you think Vitamin C deserves a permanent place in your skincare and wellbeing routine (spoiler: it does!), check out our Vitamin C products below.

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