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Benefits of Vitamin C in Your Skin Care Routine

Benefits of Vitamin C in Your Skin Care Routine
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If you are up with the buzz of the skin care game, you’ve likely heard of Vitamin C & E in facial serums.

In a sea of Herbs and Vitamins it’s hard to know  what is the best for our skin.  

Vitamin C is flaunted as one of the best anti-ageing ingredients on the market and the key to maintaining a smooth, even and glowing complexion.

C the Benefits:

It’s brightening.

Vitamin C can help fade pigmentation and smooth the skin’s surface to reduce dullness. This helps give our skin healthy youthful glow.

Vitamin C also includes properties that inhibit your skin’s melanin production, which is what causes skin discoloration like dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. With continued topical use, Vitamin C can help prevent dark spots from forming in the first place.

Promote collagen production.

Collagen and elastin are both naturally occurring protein fibers that help keep your skin plump and firm. So, using our Hana Botanicals Manuka Face Serum topically which has vitamin C & E can help promote collagen production and reduce signs of premature ageing.

Remember, collagen is a naturally occurring protein that depletes over time. Lower levels of collagen can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

Blackcurrant vitamin C & E seed oil.

Here are Hana Botanicals, we are proud to use NZ grown, organic, unrefined blackcurrant seed oil extract in our Hana Botanicals Awaken Manuka & Bee Venom Face Serum, as the vitamin superstar containing many vitamins, such as A, B-5, B-6, B-1 and E.

By adding unrefined blackcurrant seed oil to our face serum, you’re giving your skin double the antioxidant ammunition of vitamin C and E to fight damage caused by the suns harsh UV rays. 

Blackcurrant seed oil is a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid including Omega 3, 6 and 9. Blackcurrant oil contains up to 15% GLA.


“When vitamin C is used topically the skin is triggered to heal itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin” Howard Sobel.


So Why Dark Bottles?

You will notice that our Hana Botanicals serum bottles are dark, and that’s on purpose! Vitamin C actually breaks down when exposed to light or air, so dark bottles help maintain its stability {and there for its efficacy). 

As a general rule of thumb, serums should be beneath your facial moisturiser.

Plus we are proud to be using amber glass jar which is 100% reusable and recyclable making it easier on our beautiful earth 🌎 

So for an Vitamin C & E enriched face serum, look no further than Hana Botanicals Awaken Manuka & Bee Venom Face Serum. Click the link to purchase yours now. 

 Hana Manuka Serum - Kai Ora Honey



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