I don't think there is another skincare ingredient that can do everything that topically applied Vitamin C can do. We know the word "glow" is an overused descriptor in the skincare industry, but, honestly, when it comes to Vitamin C, it is an honest descriptor! We think nothing else gives such a lovely, healthy glow to the skin and is truly a wonderful game changer! Anti-aging, fights hyperpigmentation, smooths, brightens! Truly versatile and Effective!
- Powerful Antioxidant- defends against and neutralizes free radicals (translation: anti-aging!)
- Boosts collagen production
- Anti-inflammatory properties which help those struggling with rosacea and acne
- Helps to even skin tone and hyperpigmentation (Acne scars and those brown spots from hanging out too much in the sun without enough SPF!).
- Smooths out wrinkles and fine lines
And when Vitamin C is combined with other antioxidants like Ferulic Acid, botanicals and Vitamin E--it becomes a powerhouse for healthy skin! Smooths, brightens, evens out skin tone, helps against breakouts--quite a versatile workhorse ingredient. Whether to treat troubled oily skin to fragile dry skin, all skin types-- except the most sensitive skin benefit from Vitamin C.
All Vitamin C ingredients are not equally efficacious. There are so many different forms of Vitamin C: L-Ascorbic Acid, the Ester C's, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) and some others. Which one to choose? The efficacy claims are varied--but it remains true that the most potent form of Vitamin C is L-Ascorbic Acid. Alas, that is the most difficult form of Vitamin C to keep stable and keep from oxidizing!
Combining L-Ascorbic Acid with Ferulic Acid, botanical antioxidants and Vitamin E keeps it potent and from oxidizing for about three months, as long as air is not injected into it and it is kept out of the light and heat. That's why most L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C serums are offered in dark, small 1 ounce bottles. Dark bottles help to keep light from affecting the serum. We also let our customers know to squeeze the dropper outside of the bottle before inserting it into the serum to prevent air from being unnecessarily injected into the serum. All of this extra care is worth it for all of the amazing benefits of the most potent form of Vitamin C!
We have two different strengths to choose from to get your skin's Vitamin C fix. Both are Hyaluronic based serums with Ferulic Acid, Vitamin E, and Botanical Antioxidants.
15% Vitamin C Serum and the 20% Vitamin C Serum are effective strengths and combined with Ferulic Acid, Vitamin E, White Tea, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), and Pomegranate Extracts to provide additional antioxidants and anti-aging benefits. Both Serums have an active shelf life of approximately 3 months from opening if protected from heat, light, and air (as described above). We recently introduced the 20% option for those who are well acclimated to Vitamin C and desired a stronger strength.
When Vitamin C is used consistently for a few short weeks you will notice positive, visible results on your skin. Whichever strength you choose, you'll be glad you added Vitamin C to your daily skincare ritual! We think you'll never want to be without it!