Vitamin C is a natural beauty lover’s best friend. It promotes cell turnover, decreases inflammation, and has been known to fade spots and marks effortlessly. The body does not produce Vitamin C, so it needs a steady stream of food-based Vitamin C internally - and in skincare, externally. The beloved acerola cherry is one of nature’s best superfood sources, and it’s the cornerstone of our new C~Love Moisturizer.
Acerola cherries are known for their high antioxidant and Vitamin C content, which helps to firm and tighten skin. They’re far more concentrated than other foods in the third letter of the alphabet. Consider this: 100g of oranges contains about 50mg of Vitamin C, but 100g of acerola cherries yields 1,000 to 3,000mg of Vitamin C!
Acerola cherries also contain Vitamins A and B, which work in tandem with Vitamin C to heal damaged skin and encourage the skin to produce youth-promoting collagen, which is eroded as we age. The cherries are richly pigmented, and therefore rich in colorful phytochemicals, which are always valuable in skincare applications.
The ingredient list for C~Love is a rich tapestry of plant botanicals that are known to promote longevity and decrease aging (while smelling amazing, of course): Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, “warming” ingredient known for its rich, yellow pigment. This spice decreases redness and heals scars and marks. Ginger is also a warming ingredient that, like turmeric, increases circulation and helps to fade hypo-pigmented scars, also known as “white” scars. And finally, ginseng counteracts dryness, wrinkles and aging.
Ginseng as an herb is known for its longevity-promoting qualities and high concentration of phytochemicals. Many herbalists theorize that ginseng’s uncanny resemblance to an actual human body illustrates it being beneficial for the entire body - science has worked to catch up, slowly validating this hypothesis over the years. In addition to being anti-carcinogenic and helpful for the immune system, it has been shown to be valuable in skincare applications as a nutritive exfoliate that encourages skin's elasticity, while also being soothing and anti-inflammatory. Notably, Brazilian researchers in 2009 found it to decrease under-eye puffiness, and a subsequent study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology also noticed its positive effects on the under-eye area.
Each of these ingredients has a natural exfoliating and “toning” or firming action, which encourages an even skin tone and stimulates the production of collagen. Anything with a high concentration of Vitamin C encourages skin cell renewal and healthy, youthful glow. These fruits, herbs and spices are blended into a mix of calming, natural essential oils that help your facial skin to maintain its pH balance and moisture levels. We never use animal testing, harsh chemical exfoliates or laboratory-made preservatives.
If you’re looking for the perfect anti-aging moisturizer with a luscious, healthful smell - look no further. One of our most recent product additions, C~Love is guaranteed to make you love your skin!"