Ingredient Spotlight: Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a water soluble, highly-potent antioxidant vitamin. It works powerfully to protect and repair skin cells. Vitamin C is proven to improve immunity, reduce inflammation, and protects and repairs skin damage. Vitamin C is essential for our health and wellness and can be incorporated into your life easier than you think!
Keep reading to learn the benefits of Vitamin C and how you can incorporate it into your lifestyle.
Skin Benefits: Anti-Aging
Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic acid) is one of the most anti-aging ingredients. At Huna, we believe Vitamin C should be included daily on all skin types for healthy, glowing and youthful skin. Vitamin C protects the skin from UV rays, free-radical damage, pollution while simultaneously repairing pigmentation, promoting natural collagen production and nourishing the skin resulting in a beautiful glow.
The Okanagan Orchard Fruit + Honey Brightening Mask contains concentrated Ferulic Acid combined with high-potency Vitamin C to offer clinically-backed fading of dark spots and super brightening action.
Huna Revitalize Okanagan Orchard Fruit + Honey Brightening Mask ($80)
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Dark leafy greens like Broccoli, Kale, and Spinach are often considered superfoods for their Vitamin C content. Raw Peppers, Melons, Strawberry, Guava, Kiwi, and Citrus Fruits (Orange, Lime, Lemon, and Grapefruit) are some of the top 20 foods containing the highest concentration of Vitamin C. The consumption of plant-based nutrition via fruits and vegetables, is an excellent source of consistent Vitamin C consumption for strong skin and bones.
Mind & Mood
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Vitamin C can also improve our mood. Serotonin, our ‘happy’ hormone, lives in our gut. When we incorporate more plant-based foods with high concentrations of Vitamin C, we are helping to alkalize our gut for the potential release of more Serotonin.