The health benefits of this nutrient are numerous and  it is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tools to include in your beauty arsenal.

The health benefits of this nutrient are numerous and it is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tools to include in your beauty arsenal.

If you are conscious of your skincare you will be aware that there is no dearth of anti-ageing ingredients in the market. And research and experiments reveal that that using a combination of beneficial ingredients is always best for keeping skin at its healthiest. However, there are some smart and versatile nutrients like vitamin C that are equally effective in a cocktail as well as a standalone concentrate. Use it in combination with other nutrients, have it as a vitamin tablet, consume generous helpings via citrus fruits or apply it as a serum concentrate, this wonder vitamin will never fail you.

For Beautiful Skin and Hair: When applied topically, it protects the skin from free radical damage due to exposure to UV rays, which in turn helps delay signs of ageing. Women who consume more vitamin C appear to have fewer wrinkles and less skin dryness. It is an effective nutrient to help grow and strengthen hair. It strengthens nails, helps them grow and also prevents hangnails. 

An Essential Body Nutrient: Vitamin C makes you look (and feel) more energised, and contributes to one’s overall beauty and well-being. The nutrient is also important for absorption of iron, deficiency of which results in anemia causing fatigue and weakness. It helps the body deal with stress by reducing the elevated levels of stress, hormones and cortisol. The fruits and juices rich in vitamin C are proven to help people lose fat and maintain healthy weight. That first drink lemon infused water with a drop of honey and mint is perhaps the best gift that you can give to your health!

Provides Antioxidants: This antioxidant strengthens blood vessels and gives skin its elasticity and strength. Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, and their juices are excellent sources of the vitamin. However, kiwi, strawberry, tomato, papaya, pineapple, mango, black currant, guava, melons and amlaki are also great reserves of this skin benefiting nutrient, in fact, some of these fruits have a higher dose of the vitamin than found in citrus fruits.

Include a vitamin C-rich serum in your daily beauty regime to protect your skin from environmental damages and to keep it glowing. Here are top 10 suggestions:

1) The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost: A light serum that invigorates the skin with the benefits of the nutrient, conditioning the skin and protecting it from environmental aggressors.

2) Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate: It imparts the skin with an even tone and luminous glow. Its regular application leaves you with an improved texture and radiance.

3) Skinceuticals C E Ferulic: One dab in the morning will protect your skin from environmental factors and give you firm and brighter complexion.

4) Skeyndor Intensive Treatment Pure Vit C Serum: Rich in antioxidants it improves skin’s metabolism and production of collagen.

5) Obagi Profesional C Serum 20%: It neutralizes the free radicals, preventing the premature signs of ageing.

6) Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum: It is infused with vitamin C derived from the Camu Camu berry, which has 30 times more of the vitamin than present in an orange.

7) Skin Inc. Vitamin C Serum REBALANCE: Perfect for those who have problem of open pores. It not only reduces the appearance of pores but also helps in balancing the sebum production.

8) Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum: It gives your skin the boost of skin nourishing vitamin to protect it against free radical damage and enhance the collagen formulation, adding a glow.

9) Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster: It rejuvenates and brightens the skin and defends it from environmental aggressors.

10) Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum: This is a multi-purpose serum that can be used for face, eyes and lips.

If you would like to concoct your own DIY Vitamin C serum, here is our founder director, Jhelum Biswas Bose’s secret recipe:

In a 30 ml glass bottle mix together:  20 ml Aroma Magic Jojoba Oil, 2 tsp of Now Vitamin C Crystals, add 3 Evion capsules, 4 tsp glycerin, 4-5 drops Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Orange oil and 8 drops of Crab Apple Bach Flower Remedy. Use the serum twice a day on clean skin for best benefits. Store the bottle in a cool, dark and dry place to extend its longevity. You should aim at finishing a bottle in a month.

Try it and let us know your feedback. We would love to hear from you.

Expert consulted: Ruby Biswas.


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