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Anti-Aging Serum with Vitamin C and Camu Camu

Updated on June 20, 2013

Oranges are a Known Source of Vitamin C

Anti-Aging Serum with Vitamin C and Camu Camu
Anti-Aging Serum with Vitamin C and Camu Camu | Source

Skin Serums ~

If you have tried or are using a commercial facial serum you will know they tend to be the more expensive type of beauty product out there in the various brands.

I used to adore Estee Lauder’s advance night repair but at a cost today ranging from $55 - $140 a bottle, it was a luxury that soon became a memory.

Anti-aging skin care products are big business for the Cosmetic Industry as it is one benefit that jumps out to all consumers when looking for the best one to try.

Men and women both have their needs in a facial moisturizer or a serum, depending on skin type, age, and hormonal changes to name a few.

Serums are designed to work in conjunction with moisturizers and some will be for nighttime use only, others will be twice daily.

Rejuvenate the Skin

bring a touch of the tropics into your skin serum with antioxidant rich vitaminc c.
bring a touch of the tropics into your skin serum with antioxidant rich vitaminc c. | Source

Oranges Contain Vitamin C

excellent  source of antioxidants.
excellent source of antioxidants. | Source

Homemade Beauty Benefits ~

Continuing my quest on homemade beauty products that will really make a difference not just to your pocket but your skin too, I came upon the idea of an anti-aging serum.

An ad I recently saw in a fashion magazine confirmed this thought process along with ideas mentioned by readers and friends.

My old favorite Estee Lauder were advertising their advanced night repair eye serum infusion which looks identical to the face serum I used to purchase, just a smaller bottle and at a mere $62 for a 15 ml size bottle!

It sadly did not surprise me and the fact I had recently showed making an eye cream with coconut oil and vitamin E possible, for less than a dollar made me beam. Wow some price difference.

Public concern over what is actually in our commonly used products including skin cream, face masks, shaving cream and other products is constantly a hot topic on the internet and in the media.

For some recipe ideas that are easy to make, safe, cost effective and beneficial, check out lavender insect repellent, homemade mouthwash recipes, lavender and patchouli body wash and rosemary and eucalyptus deodorant.

From researching for the perfect anti-aging serum that would tick all the boxes for me, more and more interesting facts emerged. In particular the ingredient camu camu (also known as cacari, camucamu or camocamo) which I have to admit I had not crossed paths with before, but what a useful and powerful form of vitamin c and a must for this anti-aging serum recipe.

Let’s take a look at Ascorbic Acid and Camu Camu.

L-Ascorbic Acid

pure ascorbic acid in powder form may be used in skin care.
pure ascorbic acid in powder form may be used in skin care. | Source

Skin Benficial

vitamin c supplements are a popular way of boosting our health.
vitamin c supplements are a popular way of boosting our health. | Source

L- Ascorbic Acid (Vit C) ~

L-Ascorbic Acid is commonly known as vitamin c. whilst we may take vitamin c orally to boost our immune system and ward off the colds and flu; vitamin c is more beneficial in ascorbic acid powder form for the skin, when used topically.

What is l-ascorbic acid?

Quite simply, it is a water soluble alpha- hydroxy acid (AHA) that works as an antioxidant and is an important chemical for several metabolic reactions. It is a naturally found acid in plants, particularly fruit and some animals are known to have the ability to synthesize this vitamin.

When topically applied it has three main skin metabolism functions:

1 - An Antioxidant

As an antioxidant, it helps prevent skin cancer forming cells developing as a result from UVA and UVB exposure.

2 - Melanin Inhibitor

Vitamin C has a skin lightening effect

3 - Stimulates Collagen

Vitamin C accelerates the collagen production in our cells which firms the skin; helps prevent fine lines and premature aging of the skin.

Applying Facial Serum

this serum may be applied to the face, neck and decolletage areas morning and night.
this serum may be applied to the face, neck and decolletage areas morning and night. | Source

Benefits of L- Ascorbic Acid ~

  • Improves skin appearance by reducing any fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture and tone within days of using
  • Protects against sunburn
  • Protects the skin against harmful free radicals
  • Prevents skin cells damage caused by ultra violet radiation (UVR)
  • Once applied it penetrates the skin and vitamin C will remain in the skin for 72 hours making it extremely long lasting
  • Minimizes scar tissue

Disadvantage of Ascorbic Acid ~

When exposed to light, heat and air it starts to become unstable and the benefits to skin cells start diminishing. Many commercial brands use ascorbic acid in a liquid which becomes totally unstable and useless within a short time unbeknown to us the consumers. Manufacturers often add a yellow food coloring to mask any obvious signs of this ingredient being inactive and gone off. Fresh potent ascorbic acid when mixed should be clear and will only turn yellow as it starts to become inactive. The longer it is stored the darker it looks right up to dark brown.

This recipe is one that is using the freshest most potent ascorbic acid in powder form and I only recommended keeping the serum a few days to a maximum of a week, so use it up!

It is not totally natural so if you want to use this recipe all natural vitamin C then use our next ingredient alone, Camu Camu!

The Amazon Rainforest

home to camu camu berries.
home to camu camu berries. | Source

total antioxidant capacity per serving size foods

Camu Camu 1 cup = 145,000

Wild blueberry 1 cup = 13, 427

Red kidney beans (dried) ½ cup = 13,259

Pinto beans ½ cup = 11,864

Blueberry (cultivated) 1 cup = 9,019

Cranberries (whole) 1 cup = 8, 983

Artichoke hearts (cooked) 1 cup = 7,904

Blackberry 1 cup = 7,701

Prune ½ cup = 7,291

Raspberry 1 cup = 6,058

Strawberry 1 cup = 5,938

Interview in the Amazonian Rainforest

Camu Camu (Vit C) ~

The camu camu berry hails from the low lying shrub Myrciaria dubia that is native to the Amazonian Rainforest in South America and WHAT A FIND! How envious I am of my friends living in South America, having this superfood on their doorstep.

One of the ingredients I am super excited about as its anti aging benefits are extraordinary and enables a homemade anti-aging serum to far outweigh ANY commercial product which claims to have stable vitamin c added. Virtually impossible to achieve at the required levels and certainly not affordable.

The small berries are at least 30 times more potent than oranges in Vitamin C per serving. The camu camu is rich in antioxidants and contains high levels of calcium, potassium, protein, beta carotene, amino acids and powerful phytochemicals.

The proverbial grapevine has seen this superfood’s popularity soar throughout the world and it has been called “nature’s vitamin pill”.

Containing the highest level of natural occurring Vitamin C in the world, camu camu has long been used for its medicinal and nutritional benefits in the Amazonian basin countries namely Peru, Brazil, Columbia, Bolivia and Ecuador.

Sunset in The Rainforest

Madre de Dios, Peru.
Madre de Dios, Peru. | Source

Benefits of Camu Camu Powder ~

  • Powerful anti-aging properties
  • Vital in the production of collagen
  • Natural antihistamine properties
  • Boosts Immune system
  • Helps maintain healthy organs
  • Neutralizes pollutants
  • Antiviral properties
  • Helps protect fat-soluble Vitamin A and E and fatty acids from oxidation
  • Enables the production of antibodies

Information and Benefits of Camu Camu Berries

Anti Aging Serum Recipe ~

If you wish to use only camu camu then use 2 tsp instead of 1.

If you wish to make half this amount use 1 tsp of vitamin c to 1 tsp water and 1 tsp glycerine.

Ingredients:

1 tsp l-ascorbic acid (vit c)

1 tsp camu camu powder (vit c)

2 tsp distilled water

2 tsp vegetable glycerine

You Will Need:

Glass Pyrex measuring jug

1 oz bottle and dropper (dark color)

Small funnel (optional)

Spoon

Method:

  • Add the l-ascorbic acid and then the camu camu to your Pyrex jug.
  • Add the distilled water.
  • Mix the ingredients until all the grains have disappeared. You will feel them as you mash in the serum.
  • When fully smooth add in the vegetable glycerine and give a mix.
  • Pop your funnel on top of the bottle opening and pour in your lush serum.
  • Screw on the lid and give a gentle shake.
  • Your anti-aging serum is now ready to use. Fresh, potent and gorgeous!

To Apply:

  • Using your dropper, use 2-3 drops in the palm of your hands rub gently together and massage onto a cleansed and toned skin, free of makeup. Massage in all over the face, neck and decolletage area twice a day.
  • Men, this is a terrific boost to use after shaving when the pores are open. Use in the same way on the face and neck. You may experience a mild stinging sensation, similar to an application of eau de cologne but this will quickly ease.

Camu Camu Seeds

shown next to a 5c Euro coin and a 1 Peruvian Sol
shown next to a 5c Euro coin and a 1 Peruvian Sol | Source

Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum

Have I convinced you to give it a go?

See results

Suzie’s Tips ~

If you want to make a smaller quantity, use a lip balm container for the serum.

Instead of distilled water, use filtered, bottled or mineral water. Tap water may have chlorine, nitrates, magnesium and harmful carcinogens.

Recycle suitable small dark bottles or pick up cheaply in drugstores, pharmacies or online. Always clean and sterilize well before using.

Keep in a cool dark place, never in a hot room or in direct sunlight or your potent cocktail will start to lose its benefits, no need for the refrigerator.

Makes a perfect inexpensive and quick gift idea for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, just remember to let your recipient know to use within a week. Include the recipe for them or make up more if they are a converted fan.

Use in conjunction with your own moisturizer if you wish. Apply the serum first, allow it absorb into the skin, and then apply your regular moisturizer or sunscreen.

Why not try making a Jojoba Anti-Aging Solution moisturizer since you are in the mood for some DIY skin care?

If you fancy any more of my homemade beauty recipes you can check them all out @ my homemade skin care recipes board on Pinterest.

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

All dividers used in this hub are used with permission granted on hub, Creating Dividers to Use on Your Hubs

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      pat 16 months ago

      Camu Google it. Its real and its effective.

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      Carmen 2 years ago

      I find it very sticky am I mixing it right

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      Grsacc 2 years ago

      I used the camu powder and it is very grainy, does not disolve. How can it penetrate the skin to do anything? Is there a better method to dissolve the powder?

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      Tracy 3 years ago

      HI love this idea, can I please ask why do you have to use Absobic acid and Camu powder???, if the Camu powder is so much stronger Vit C why both and why vegetable glycerin?? is this just the carrier , could you use coconut or Rose Hip Oil???

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      Ramona 3 years ago

      I finally got all the ingredients to make this serum. The color is dark due to the camu powder. I tried it last night for the first time. The color is dark and the solution is very sticky. I had to wait until it was kind of dry and I put down a towel on the pillow, so the solution wouldn't go all over the place. Even this morning my skin doesn't feel smooth. It still feels sticky. Is this the way it is supposed to be? Is it the glycerine that is making it sticky? I don't know if I like it. I need some help with these questions.

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      Heya 3 years ago

      Hello,

      I've read some camu camu serum recipes. They all are using glycerine. I am wondering if I can omit the glycerine or use alternative? Some LAA serum doesn't require glycerine, but I would like to use as natural as possible. Do you have any idea? I have tried to find the answer via internet, but no one has mentioned the relation between camu and glycerine.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi kathy,

      You can buy on Amazon.com and iherb.com . There are more suppliers if you google camu camu powder suppliers.

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      kathybailey 3 years ago

      iwouldliketobuycamucamuvit,c

      howdoibuy

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi pstraubie,

      Thank you for popping into my corner, always lovely to receive your comments. This is such a wonderful recipe that uses an amazing ingredient, Camu Camu. This is ideal to use under your moisturizer as a bonus treatment that usually would cost a fortune. Serums are for nourishing, repairing and revitalizing and perfect for mature skin.

      I love them and found this so worth making, hope you try it out sometime! i have a gorgeous eye serum too using different oils blended together, another super easy and luxurious treatment.

      Thanks for your interest and for bookmarking :-)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Wow, this is so filled with info that I am bookmarking it to refer to later. I learned so much that I am sure producers of the commercially prepared products wish we did not know...Saving money is a top priority for me and you have shared how to do that.

      As a more mature lady, I am always looking for ways to prolong the youthful look of my skin. So I will be rereading and giving these tips a try.

      thanks for sharing Angels are on the way ps

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Lady_E,

      Great to see you and do good to know you enjoyed. Camu Camu was such a find when i heard of it, so many amazing ingredients still undiscovered but I will get there! LOL

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      This beauty Hub is very interesting and enlightening. It's the first time I have seen the word Camu Camu.

      You learn something new every day. :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Leslie,

      Well howdy doody to you great to see you, thanks for swinging by great to see you are a fan of this recipe!

      Hope you give it a go it is fabulous and so beneficial your skin will positively ooze with vitality!! Nice one Randi for pinning much kudos ladies :-)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Suzi - this was absolutely 'Gorgeously' done! I've never been one to do a lot of skin care - i buy strivectin on ebay for 1/3 of the regular price and - that's bout it!

      i've bookmarked this, watched the video and made the list...

      it looks so easy that even i could do it! Thanks and thanks to Randi for getting me over here - i saw this pinned to her wall on pinterest!

      voting/sharing

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Randi,

      So kind of you to comment and drop by! Comments such as yours inspire me on to do more and more, thank you so much for all your support, votes and pin!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      I so love reading your hubs! They are pretty, interesting and very educational for me! Every time I read one, I want to run out and buy the products. IO will be looking for this! Thank you! up+++ and pinning!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi azrestoexp,

      Many thanks for taking a read here, good to know I have a fan and appreciate you nice words. Hope you stop by again soon!

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      Arizona's Restoration Experts, LLC 4 years ago

      So glad to find your hub. Not only are your hubs full of great information, they're well done and the photos are wonderful. Will be looking forward to every new hub. GREAT work.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vespa,

      I was hoping you would enjoy since you are one of the few who are familiar with the camu camu. Powder it seems is the only way it will be available (and capsules) and if you wish you can use only camu camu which is much better as ascorbic acid is not a pure product but synthetic. making this every few days is best and if you want to reduce the quantity you can use the 1-1-1 measurement. i am sure camucamu will be available easily there and hopefully not expensive. Thanks so much for your lovely comment as always your continued support and enthusiasm is a great inspiration for these hubs! Delighted to include your links, more rare delights from Peru! Many thanks for your votes, shares and pin!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Oh wow Suzie, you've done it again! I'm totally on board with this anti-aging serum. I'm pretty sure we can buy the ascorbic acid powder here and I'll look into the camu camu. It definitely grows in Peru but is highly perishable so I'm glad you use the powdered form in your formula. How exciting! I even have a dark brown glass bottle I can use to mix mine up--I plan on making a new batch every few days so it's fresh. Thanks for linking to my Sacha Inchi and chicha Hub, too. Right back at you! Voted up, shared, pinned, etc. etc!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Eddy,

      Many thanks Eddy, much appreciated - hope you are having a good one too!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi gags,

      Appreciate your stopping by here and see you are a fan of au naturale too! thanks so much for your thumbs up and share!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi LaThing,

      Good to know you are a fan of natural products and hope you get a chance to try this one out, it is wonderful for the skin. Appreciate your comments and interest!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and very useful.

      Here's to wishing you a wonderful weekend Suzie and keep them coming.

      Eddy.

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      This is very helpful hub. I truly favor the natural products over the commercial ones.

      Voted up & shared.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Interesting hub, learned a lot..... I never trust those commercial products. Natural products are always the best things to use. Thanks for sharing.... :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi janet,

      So glad you enjoyed this, camu camu is new to most people out of south america it seems so you are not alone! Appreciate your comments always! Have a great weekend!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      What an interesting fruit, the camu camu. Absolutely new to me! Again a very great and informative hub with great ideas!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi mylindaelliott,

      Many thanks for dropping by! Hope you enjoyed and may try it out sometime, appreciate your comments!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi ya Pops,

      Great stuff, the camu camu powder should be available to buy but the fruit will be not as far as I can gather. Equally you could use just the l-ascorbic acid powder if you cannot get the camu camu. You can purchase it online if you prefer. Thanks for the encouragement!

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      mylindaelliott 4 years ago from Louisiana

      Good information. I knew about the serums but didn't realize about the things in it.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      I am onboard with the Vitamin C, but the berry? I'll try to find it.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Chitrangada,

      Lovely to hear from you and great to hear you found this interesting. Camu Camu is hard if not impossible to find in its fruit form but you would have access to it online and possibly health food stores in India. If you fancy making this get the powder form and it may be used in culinary ways too so you may get the benefits. Great in drinks, smoothies etc. . . Appreciate your thoughts!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi smith,

      So good of you to comment and i am thrilled you found the ideas useful, appreciate your visit and support!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Hi phoenix,

      Thanks so much for the lovely words, a go to person . . .I love it! I am honored you feel like that and hope you will continue to find my work helpful and get to try this and other recipes out! This serum is definitely one to try so will be awaiting feedback eagerly!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi anginwu,

      Thanks so much for your comments and interest! Due to the unstable properties of Vitamin C, this way of using it (only using it as fresh as possible, no long shelf life) will provide the very best to the skin. When in creams in the stores, they are designed to have at least 6 mths if not a year of shelf life which makes the addition of vitamin c useless, in my opinion and from research done. Chemicals and coloring may be added to many that claim to have this active vitamin which really is not the case for the majority. I have not found it in essential oil and would think it would have similar sunsensitivity issues as many citrus oils if available. Thanks for your questions and interest, hope this helps!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      Cheers for popping by! The powder and tablets or capsules probably are but I doubt the fruit is as it is hard to grow outside of the Rainforest, from what I have read. The powder is easily found online at Amazon and other stockists. Look forward to hearing how you get on once you have the ingredients! Thanks so much for the thumbs up, shares and pinned, so appreciated :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      So good of you to visit and comment! Camu Camu berries you may not find but the powder and capsules should be found in the health food stores and certainly are available online. Appreciate your thoughts!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi bravewarrior,

      LOL not sure about sky rocketing but some are definitely on the way, as you know it takes patience and time for Mr Google to "approve" but thanks to so many friends here with shares etc it has all been incredibly inspiring and appreciated. I will see what I can find out for you on remedies as you mentioned, there is bound to be something that may be useful. Thanks so much for your continued support and interest, it means a great deal.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Mary,

      it is great knowing you love this series so much, thank you for your constant support! Don't think Estee Lauder will be worried but they should be afraid . . . very afraid!!! LOL As much as I love cosmetics, it has been my career in one form or another, I have been shocked at times to find so many reasons not to love them and find alternatives just as effective and much cheaper and healthier. Many thanks for all your votes and shares, appreciate you spreading the word!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Many thanks for swinging by. The camu camu was a fruit that was new to me which I came upon doing research. It is available in powder form and in capsules and probably you would find it in health food stores in US and online. I used to always take a vitamin c supplement daily to ward off the colds and flu when not having enough in my diet. Appreciate your input, votes shares and pins as always my friend!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I think everyone wants to look younger than his/ her actual age. Thanks for providing a solution to the problem of many. Though I have never heard of Camu-Camu. Now I will definitely explore with the help of your description and pictures. I however do consume citrus fruits everyday.

      Very nice and well done! Thanks for sharing!

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      smith143 4 years ago

      Wow, great hub. i loved the simple and useful tips that you mentioned in the hub. Thanks.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      You are fast becoming my go-to person when it comes to natural products. I like Estee Lauder too but my budget loathes them. lol I'm going give this a try as soon as I use up my current serum.

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      anglnwu 4 years ago

      This is so interesting. I love natural products. In fact, I use avocado oil, grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil on my skin at night. I've that vitamin C from citrus is unstable (like you said) in the presence of sunlight, how about the vitamin C in Camu camu? Do they make a camu camu essential oil? Love your homemade stuff and rated up.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Wow! Another awesome, interesting and informative hub Suzie. I have never heard of this Camu-Camu fruit. Do you think I can buy this in Germany? I´m looking forward to make this anti-aging serum. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, shared and pinned;-)

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Another interesting hub. I have never heard of this super fruit, but I'm sure I'll notice it now! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Suzi, your hubs must be skyrocketing on Google! Where can we find Camu Camu? (it looks like cocaine in powder form!) Your hubs are so informative and the epitome of green living.

      Do you have any remedies for post-menopausal weight gain? That is my biggest nemesis right now.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      This series is just great, plain and simple. Estee Lauder's in trouble now...I think I hear knees knocking! You're saving us a fortune girl.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and shared....want to let everyone in on our secret.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Suzie. Wow, I have never heard of the camu camu berry. How do we find this here in the US? 30 times the vitamin C of oranges? Holy moly. You know I never knew that vitamin C also had topical uses? Very interesting.

      As always you have done another great job. I even learned a few new things today so thank you. Voted up, shared, pinned, etc....

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi younghopes,

      You are so kind! Hope you read and enjoy. It is such a fantastic and simple serum to make and really is incredibly beneficial to your skin. Appreciate you sharing, thanks again!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Oh Bill,

      I had tears running down my face as I read "should be reversing in age as we speak" . . . too funny!! I have visions of The curious case of Benjamin Button remake and it is of Bill Holland!! Glad to hear you take your OJ and eat oranges, you will definitely be fighting off those free radicals from attacking!! LOL

      Please Bill, one MJ is enough to handle . . .you have seen him, try living with that!!! LOL

      Thanks as always my friend, you always bring a smile to my face and today, tears!! Never change!!

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      though i haven't read this post yet, but i am sure this is going to be yet another informative and of course out of the box post from you. you really write so well and make me think..wow...this could be a topic too. Great hubs as always, sharing this one

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are making this stuff up, aren't you? There really is no camu camu berry, is there? This is just you and the Mickster playing with our collective psyches. LOL

      No, you have not convinced me, but you are a dear friend so I'll play along.

      I'll have you know I drink orange juice and eat oranges, so I should be reversing in age as we speak. :)

      Always a pleasure to see your new hubs. I think the Mickster is rubbing off on me. I'll have to try a serious response one of these days.

      Have a great weekend my friend

      bill