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Why we prefer natural to synthetic Vitamin C

Posted by Anna Mitsios on

We are often asked why we don't use synthetic Vitamin C in our natural skincare products. Here are a few reasons why we prefer plant-based Vitamin C!

Plant-based C contains C & MORE. Just like our bodies, our skin loves being fed nutrient dense foods in their natural form. Natural Vitamin C found in fruits and botanicals contains not only ascorbic acid (synthetic Vitamin C), but other components like bioflavonoids and enzymes, which help the skin to absorb and use Vitamin C to combat free radical damage, brighten the skin and boost collagen production.

Plant-based C does not oxidise. Synthetic Vitamin C,  often in the form of ascorbic acid oxidises very quickly which means that when you take your synthetic Vitamin C out of your serum it may not actually make it onto your skin. Natural Vitamin C is encapsulated in the plant cell walls and is stable when you remove it from your skincare bottle, which ensures you are delivering potent and "live" vitamin C on your skin.

Plant-based C protects the skin from UV damage.  Synthetic Vitamin C may also increase UV sensitivity which may trigger pigmentation if you are prone to it. Natural plant based Vitamin C on the other hand comes hand in hand with high levels of antioxidants which work to protect the skin from UV and free radical damage.

You will find naturally occurring Vitamin C in our No.3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum and & Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil. Both formulas are abundant in wildcrafted Australian natives.

No.3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum

Our cult serum contains a blend of Vitamin C and antioxidant rich native extracts including Kakadu Plum and Davidson Plum along with Vitamin C rich fruits such as Acerola Cherry and Edelweiss! This synergy of botanicals plumps, brightens and boosts natural collagen production for plump, firm and smooth skin.

& Snowflower Illuminating Face Oil

This ultra-nourishing oil is 100% organic with a blend of Vitamin C and E wildcrafted natives. Snowflower Seed Oil contains 100 times the antioxidant action of vitamin C whilst Kakadu Plum is the highest palnt-based source of Vitamin C.

Anna Mitsios
Anna Mitsios

Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)

Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age. Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna has been involved in the pursuit of herbal medicine and nutrition for over 15 years, with a focus on fertility, women’s and chidlren’s health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. Anna is committed to creating products founded on naturopathic philosophies, using wildcrafted and exotic ingredients and encouraging her clients and people who use her skin care to nourish their skin, from the inside-out.

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