Popular in Brazil, the acerola berry is very high in antioxidants and vitamin C (ascorbate). The acerola cherry is well known for a variety of health benefits including viral protection, detoxification, eye and heart health.
Most of the skin benefits associated with acerola comes from its high vitamin C concentration. These include:
- Antioxidant action to protect against free radical damage that can accelerate skin aging
- Ability to even skin tone and brighten skin
- Boosting production of collagen and elastin
- Help diarrhea, dysentery, and liver issues, as well as combat free radicals and strengthen the immune system