Why Whole Plants?
So…why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C supports collagen production, fights free radicals, and supports graceful aging through nourishing antioxidants. Plants rich in Vitamin C tend to be anti-inflammatory, cooling, and tonifying for tissues. This tightening and lifting action on the skin also helps to retain moisture and hydration which is beneficial in the Summer, especially if you live in a dry climate.
Our favorite whole plant skincare ingredients high in Vitamin C:
Rich in antioxidants, Vitamins A & C, and other minerals, Hibiscus has been dubbed “nature's botox” as it firms and gently exfoliates skin. Its high mucilage content hydrates and cleanses while providing nutrients, quickly revitalizing dull, dry skin for a dewy, glowing complexion.
2. Sea Buckthorn
Incredibly nutrient dense, Rosehip Seed is rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants, and carotenes with a beautiful balance of essential fatty acids. It offers protection from oxidative stress, while preventing scarring, regenerating skin cells to repair skin damage and UV exposure.
4. Camu Camu
An evergreen shrub that grows in the Amazon rainforest, Camu Camu is one of the richest botanical sources of Vitamin C. Camu Camu is also high in antioxidants and minerals to brighten skin tone and even discoloration, reduce inflammation and sun damage, and boost collagen production to help you age gracefully.
5. Aronia Berry
Our Aronia Berry is organically grown just 45 minutes from us in Oregon by a multi-generational family-farm. This small berry is packed with polyphenols and is considered one of the highest plant sources of antioxidants which may help prevent free radical damage to the skin. It’s also high in Vitamins C, A, K, and E to feed the skin and anthocyanins which give the berry its dark blue color and lend anti-inflammatory properties.
Find Aronia Berry in Mel Honey Mask.
6. Cranberry Seed Oil
This lightweight and nutrient-dense oil is an incredible stand-alone plant oil with a potent dose of antioxidants, a balanced Omega profile, phytosterols, carotenes, and even resveratrol, all of which protect against free radical and UV damage. High in tannins and minerals, Cranberry Seed Oil tones skin, preventing overproduction of oil while deeply moisturizing dry, flaky skin.