This Skin-Brightening Fruit Contains More Vitamin C Than Acai and Oranges
We call it our “Brightening Powerhouse.”
Allure calls it “Superfood for Your Face.”
And it’s NOT acai.
We’re talking about Camu camu berry, a fruit that grows on trees deep within the Amazon basin. Its claim to fame? Camu camu explodes with vitamin C—more than oranges (a.k.a. the poster child for vitamin C) and more than the almighty acai berry. In fact, many experts believe that Camu camu boasts the highest natural concentration of vitamin C of all plant sources. (No big deal, right?)
Because of its extraordinary antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial qualities, Camu camu berry has become quite the popular supplement, which is usually available in powder form. People consume the fruit to reinforce the immune system, keep chronic diseases and infections at bay, improve eye health and even improve cognition and mood.
And research shows this isn’t a fad. In a review published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the authors wrote, “Camu camu fruits are a major source of a range of bioactive compounds. These include many polyphenols (flavonoids, phenolic acids, tannins, stilbenes, and lignans),” adding that the berry also contains “a range of amino acids, organic acids […] and fatty acids (predominantly stearic, linoleic, and oleic acid).”
Their conclusion? “The results of these studies point to a potentially substantial role for Camu camu in multimodal, integrative disease and wellness management, notably with regard to inflammatory conditions.
Why You Need Camu camu on Your Skin—STAT
As with many gems of nature, if something is that healthy to eat, chances are high it’s good for skin, too. Camu camu is the skin care sensation you’ve been waiting for.
Thanks to its unbelievably high vitamin C content, it delivers:
Explore our Camu Range through a mindful three-step ritual to keep your complexion bright, radiant, healthy and youthfully resilient all season long. Your skin will glow with joy!
The Luxe Botanics Team
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