The Camu Camu berry grows on small riverside bushy trees that are known as Myrciaria dubia or Camu Camu. The red/purple berries are common in the Amazon region in Peru and Brazil and are famous for their mega Vitamin C properties and antioxidants. In fact, this berry is said to contain almost thirty times more Vitamin C than an orange, and even more in the powder form. Camu Camu is a perfect ingredient for your skincare routine.
Here is how Camu Camu berry benefits your skin in different ways.
Brightens Your Skin
Packed with Vitamin C, it’s no surprise that the camu camu berries serve as an incredible brightening agent. This little gem not only helps combat pigmentation, but it also helps exfoliate dead skin cells, hence giving your skin a healthy glow!
Not only does camu camu contain Vitamin C, but it also contains an element called niacin. A combination of these two elements has an amazing effect on cells that produce melanin in your skin. Together they help reduce any sunspots or discoloration on your skin.
Reduces Visible Signs of Ageing
Camu camu helps greatly in reducing visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. Loaded with Vitamin C, Camu Camu promotes the production of collagen— a protein that makes your skin look plump. Moreover, this great skincare ingredient also helps improve the elasticity of your skin, making it appear youthful.
Protects Your Skin from Sun Damage
The ultra violet rays of the sun can have a very damaging effect on your skin. Constant exposure to UV rays can lead to photoaging, i.e., premature aging of the skin. However, with some great SPF properties, Vitamin C and flavonoids, Camu Camu heavily protects your skin from sun damage.
All in all, camu camu berry is great for your skin and can do wonders for it!
Camu Camu in ZenJenSkin Products
Besides the high content of Vitamin C in KaKadu Plum and Acerola Cherries, I decided to add even more Vitamin C to several of my products in the form of Camu Camu powder. In the case of Vitamin C, more is better and natural sources are the best. I added Camu Camu to Mega Skin Boost and Ageless C Serum.