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Vitamin C (C6H8O6) is water-soluble vitamin found in plants; especially fruits and leafy vegetables, or can be made synthetically. It is commonly known as the greatest ally of sailors during long trips across oceans. In between the sixteenth and the nineteenth century, many seamen’s lives were saved by loading up the boat pantries with citrus fruit to prevent scurvy, an ugly disease that first led to skin deterioration. Ascorbic acid, one of the more stable forms of Vitamin C, is nowadays a consistent active ingredient in many sensational beauty products.
The benefits of including Vitamin C in your beauty routine are numerous and multidimensional, and can be applied through various channels; from incorporating into your diet, to employing vitamin-based products, which many brands currently focus attention on. You can load up on your daily vitamin C dose by consuming citrus fruits, as well as other foods including apples, asparagus, berries, broccoli, cabbage, melon, cauliflower, kiwi, fortified breads, grains, and cereal, dark leafy greens, peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes.