I generally take Camu or Camu Camu (?) internally as it is extremely high in vitamin C.  If you want to research the health benefits it really is an Amazonian superfood!  But, as you can see by these photos, there is a real difference from brand to brand in color, texture and taste.  I haven’t figured out yet what this is about but I think it could be a topic for another post.  At any rate, this variation, especially in taste, is what prompted me to make a face mask.  My most recent Camu purchase was the worst tasting yet.  So, it’s now being moved to the topical beauty department of my life as opposed to the internal support where it used to belong.  Most of the brands I have tried could be dissolved in a cup of Hibiscus tea with a little honey, the taste was fine.  One other one that was pretty bitter still disappeared in a smoothie.  But not this one.  I am glad, however, as this is the first time I have used Camu in a face mask and it’s really nice.  A lot of commercial beauty brands include it in their brightening formulas due to the high vitamin C content and I can see why.  I used a very simple recipe and was quite pleased with the results.  This mask would be best considered a brightening, anti-aging, collagen-boosting mask which, due to the honey is also hydrating and anti-oxidant.  It’s a real hard worker!

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Couldn’t be much simpler – a Tablespoon of honey + a Tablespoon of Camu powder.

Stir it into a lovely smooth paste, apply it evenly to your face and neck.  Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and wipe off with a washcloth soaked in warm water.  It does brighten and soften and is wonderfully easy to make and clean up.  My favorite type of DIY beauty treatment!