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Organic Acerola Cherry

Organic acerola benefits in skin care

Organic Acerola Cherry ∼ Malpighia emarginata fruit

Evergreen acerola trees thrive in the warm climates of South America, Central America, California and Florida. Acerola fruits have one of the highest concentration of natural vitamin C that regarding the skin will strengthen collagen fibers impeding premature aging. Organic Acerola Cherry is not only rich in vitamin C, it also contains vitamin A that prevents dry skin because one of it’s main functions is to regulate the activity of sebaceous glands – the ones that naturally keep our skin moisturized, and Vitamin B. A lack of Vitamin B can cause redness of the skin. It also contains carotenoids, flavonoids and is valued as an important source of antioxidants.

Benefits:

  • strong antioxidant,  protects agains UVA and UVB, keeps blackheads away.
  • rich in Vitamin C and A
  •  protects against damage caused by free radicals (free radicals are damaging molecules  caused by stress, pollution, smoking, UV that attached themselves to the skin causing wrinkles, pigmentation, blackheads, sagging skin)
  • promotes collagen production (the flexible protein found in skin that prevents wrinkles appearance)
  • Protects skin against premature ageing
  • promotes healthy-looking skin
  • especially suitable for mature, dull skin
  • increases skin’s luminosity

Studies:

  • Acerola cherries provide more vitamin C than all other food sources, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • In a laboratory study published in Plant Foods for Human Nutrition in 2011, researchers found that acerola extract may fight oxidative stress (an aging-related process).
  • In a study of various vitamin C containing fruits, acerola outperformed all the rest, especially when grown organically. The fruit has reportedly higher amounts of vitamin C than oranges and strawberries. Acerola was also found to be a significant source of vitamin A.
  • Recent studies affirm that acerola is antioxidant-rich.

  Organic Acerola Powder can be found in following NatureSpa Organic Skin Care products:

 

 

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