Vitamin C for Skin- Camu Camu

About Camu Camu Myrciaria dubia


Camu camu is a bushy tree with edible fruits native to the Amazonian rain forest in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. The leaves and fruit are used for medicinal purposes. The berry is used in cosmetics. The berry color is reddish and light orange and similar to the size of a lemon. The berry has several types of flavonoids and therefore highly antioxidant. It is one of the fruits highest in vitamin C. Vitamin C is crucial to collagen production, slows the aging process of the skin, protects the skin and helps to firm and brighten the skin

Camu camu is one of my favorite ingredients to use in facial skin care products. I have received feedback about the noticeably differences from testers using my facial cream with camu camu in it. The feedback is their skin is clearer, brighter, moisturized and softer after using the camu camu cream.

Camu camu is a superb ingredient to use in formulations for slowing the process of skin aging, protecting the skin and brightening the skin. I like using camu camu in facial serums and moisturizers.

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Natural & Plant-based Vitamin C

Camu camu is a Vitamin C power ingredient, it contains 3,000 milligrams of vitamin C for every gram of fruit! It contains more Vitamin C than any other plant, including oranges. The richness of this ingredient is like no other, making this a top ingredient for radiant, glowing and youthful skin.

Skin Care Benefits of CAMU CAMU

  • Reduces Pigmentation- Vitamin C and niacin can help fade sun or dark spots by reducing melanin synthesis.
  • Smoothing- Vitamin C is used in the synthesis of Collagen. Collagen is an essential protein in skin that provides elasticity, firmness, and youthfulness.
  • Protecting- Antioxidants protect our skin from the sun (UVA and UVB rays), pollution and other stressors.
  • Brightening- Breaks down dead skin cells

Synthetic Versus Natural Sources of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is very trendy and comes in many skin care products. It is good to know about the two types and where they come from. It can come in two forms: synthetic (ascorbic acid) and natural.

Synthetic, ascorbic acid, is made in a lab from ingredients like corn syrup or acetone. Lacking flavonoids, additional artificial ingredients are then added so ascorbic acid can absorb into the skin. Research has also found it needs to be used in the exact pH level in order to yield skin results. Companies often us synthetic Vitamin c because it is cheaper.

Natural vitamin C comes from plant-based sources, such as Camu camu. Some other natural sources of vitamin C include: berries, seaweed, papaya, and pomegranate. Since Camu camu contains the most Vitamin C and very stable, it results in a superpower skin ingredient! The bioavailability or absorption of this ingredient is incredible.

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