The Australian sun sure has its fair share of perks. That big yellow guy rears his head daily so that we may frolic in the ocean, snorkel with our underwater friends, hike through rainforests, soak up our fair share of Vitamin D, fry various goods on the BBQ, and catch up with friends over an afternoon Aperol Spritz on the regular. The one downside, though? The effect all this time in the sunshine has on our skin.
While everyone can benefit from a daily dose of Vitamin C, it’s an especially crucial ingredient for Australians to have in their skincare arsenal (given how *flames emoji* the aforementioned sun is here.) One of the most potent antioxidants on the market, the life-altering Vitamin C is well-studied in terms of the plethora of positive short and long-term effects it has on the skin. Vitamin C works to brighten the skin by stopping the biochemical reactions that cause uneven pigmentation. (Here’s looking at you age spots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation! Be gone!) Vitamin C limits the formation of free radicals in the skin caused by everything from UV rays to pollution—or as I like to call it, life in general. The miracle ingredient also helps to firm skin by renewing the skin’s surface, and it boosts the production of substances that keep skin looking luminous, which in turn helps to reduce the signs of ageing.
Vitamin C limits the formation of free radicals in the skin caused by everything from UV rays to pollution—or as I like to call it, life in general.
Outside of the above, Vitamin C also helps to counteract the effects of oxidative stress by neutralising damaging molecules. The latest scientific research shows that Vitamin C can also actually enhance the skin’s natural defense system. Talk about your new beauty cabinet BFF.
The skincare powerhouse can benefit just about any skin type with its brightening, firming, smoothing, and nourishing instant and long-term effects. From the blemish-prone to those wanting a bright and luminous complexion (all of us, surely?), Vitamin C should be the first skincare ingredient you reach for.
Rohr Remedy Kakadu Plum Vitamin C Face Serum and the Saya Argan Oil are both formulated with vitamin C, work for morning and night, are beautifully clean and nontoxic, and leave you looking impossibly bright, glowy and fresh.