• Want brighter skin? You’ll love these Vitamin C rich products

    February 18, 2021 • BEAUTY, LIFE

    For healthier, smoother, brighter, more glowy skin, Vitamin C is one of the best ingredients to add to your skin care routine.

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and works to protect skin from UV damage and pollution, reduce skin inflammation, clear irregular pigmentation and promote healthy collagen production.

    The easiest way to incorporate this product into your routine is in the form of a serum or moisturising cream. While many on the market contain petroleum based synthetic chemicals, like PEGs, parabens, and phthalates, (known to be associated with increased risk of cancer), as well as palm derived ingredients (the production of which is a significant contributor to global warming), natural alternatives do exist and perform just as well.

    Read on for our favourite and award-winning Vitamin C packed products that are safe for you and our planet and sure to leave your skin looking bright and happy.

    Vitamin C for skin care

    Urthly Organics Essential Face Cream with Kakadu Plum

    Ethically formulated this is a beautiful Urthly Organics face cream is perfect for all skin types, but especially those with dry or aging skin. Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and completely palm oil free (a rare find!), it will provide your skin with nourishment, moisture, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.

    One of the reasons this product is so special is because it is packed full of ethically sourced Kakadu Plum. Kakadu Plums are believed to contain the most concentrated form of natural Vitamin  C on the planet, including both water and fat-soluble compounds. As such, it is incredibly effective at brightening the complexion, reducing hyperpigmentation, providing protection from harsh environmental aggressors, such as pollution as well as actively working to heal past environmental damage.

    To use: after cleansing, massage a small amount into your face and neck.

    Packaged in a reusable glass jar. Tick!

    Butt Naked Prickly Pear Hydrating Face & Hair Oil

    This vegan friendly and palm oil free Butt Naked face and hair oil will protect your face, scalp and hair against sun, wind and UV radiation damage, help to fade dark spots, under eye circles and irritated skin.

    It is loaded with essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids, including ingredients like Prickly Pear, which works to stimulate collagen production to keep your skin and hair feeling fresh, and Kukui Seed Oil, which will leave even the driest, dullest skin and hair looking healthy and radiant.

    To use on face: After cleansing and moisturising, warm a few drops in the palm of your hand and press gently into your face.

    To use on hair: Work a few drops through your hair as a post-shampoo treatment or to use to style and define hair.

    Big tick from us for being multipurpose!

    Dindi Naturals Face Cream Moisturiser

    The Dindi Naturals Face Cream Moisturiser contains concentrated amounts of Kakadu Plum, Rosehip Oil and Calendula to brighten, protect and soothe.  It is also packed with Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil, which is great for skin hydration, elasticity, and cell regeneration. Use this one daily and you will be left with beautifully radiant and glowing skin.

    There are three options in the range, with each formulated to support a specific skin type. Choose from Nourish for normal to dry skin; Radiance for most skin types; or Sensitive which is essential oil free and suited to delicate skin types.

    It’s super concentrated, so a little will go a long way, making it a very economical choice. Love!

    To use: apply after cleansing, morning and night.

    Retreatment Botanics Kakadu Brightening Serum

    Staff pick!

    We love the Retreatment Botanics Kakadu Brightening Serum at Biome, with a number of us using this luxurious, spa  product daily.

    The ultra-strength Kakadu Brightening Serum, full of Vitamin C rich Kakadu Plum promotes elasticity, brightens and visibly firms, while Aloe leaf and hyaluronic acid infuse the skin with deep, calming hydration. We also find it’s excellent at targeting hyperpigmentation, sunspots, blemishes and uneven skin tone.

    The Retreatment Botanics range really delivers on what it promises, and this serum is no exception.

    To use: Apply the serum after cleansing, while your skin is still moist, followed by a moisturiser.