Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DHC Acerola Gel

Now that warm weather has arrived, I've switched to using DHC's Acerola Gel.  Billed by DHC as a "non-greasy gel that’s fortified with the wonder-berry acerola’s remarkably high vitamin C content, this formula helps defend against the damaging effects of free radicals that can age skin prematurely." 

Acerola cherry has a vitamin C content that is 65 times greater than an orange, which means one cherry has a vitamin C content that is equal to the minimum daily recommended requirements. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin C in fruit, second only to camu-camu.  The acerola cherry also contains approximately double the magnesium, potassium and vitamin B5 of an orange and high levels of vitamin A. In addition to vitamins A, B and C, acerola cherries also contain key minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus as well as flavonoids and anthocyanins (polyphenols)  [Source:  nutriciousfruit.com].  Anthocyanins help fight carcinogens and cause cells to die when they should, instead of reproducing uncontrollably.  Hmm, wonder fruit! 

Acerola Gel by DHC is a clear gel moisturizer that absorbs easily into the skin without adding any sheen, which I find perfect for my oily skin in the summer!   At $17.00 for 1.4 oz, it's also relatively economical.  DHC has an entire acerola line which includes a cream, toner, and treatment extract as well as the gel, and a set with all of the products is available for $67.50. 

Ingredients:  water/aqua/eau, butylene glycol, carbomer, phenoxyethanol, potassium hydroxide, salix alba (willow) bark extract, malpighia glabra (acerola) fruit extract, yeast extract, acetyl tyrosine, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, pueraria lobata root extract

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