Vitamin C Serum (30ml)
Please Note that
due to the high percentage of Ascorbic Acid in this product it might not
suit users with sensitive skin.
A powerful anti-oxidant
Topical Vitamin C protects skin against harm caused by exposure to
sunlight. It does this by neutralizing reactive oxygen species (free
radicals), the highly reactive molecules produced by the interaction of
sunlight, cell membranes, and other components of skin tissue.
Antioxidants protect skin by neutralizing free radicals, which would
otherwise destroy skin and its components. These free radicals are
stimulated by ultraviolet light and also occur naturally in the oxygen
atmosphere. Most experts agree that the action of free radicals is the
single biggest contributor to premature ageing of the skin
A Collagen booster
As we age we lose the ability to create collagen. It is the collagen in
our skin that maintains the skins elasticity. Lack of collagen in the
skin leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles and also causes
sagging of the skin. Collagen is a form of protein and is composed
primarily of three amino acids. Fibroblasts in the skin convert these
three amino acids into collagen. Vitamin c plays a vital role in the
synthesis of collagen from amino acids. Without sufficient levels of
Vitamin C the conversion of amino acids in to collagen can not take
place effectively and collagen levels will decline.
Vitamin C must be in the form of L-ascorbic acid to be useful to the
body and skin. Just because a product says Vitamin C on the label
doesn't mean the product contains L-ascorbic acid. Wanting to offer
Vitamin C products, many companies have used derivatives of Vitamin C,
such as ascorbyl palmitate and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. Derivatives
are easier to stabilize, but they are not L-ascorbic acid, which is the
only topical form of Vitamin C the body can use. Vitamin C derivatives
do not perform the same way as topical L-ascorbic acid. These studies
show that derivatives are either not absorbed or not converted to
L-ascorbic acid in high enough concentrations to have an effect.
manufacturers state Vitamin C on the label without stating the
concentration. To be effective a product should contain a concentration
of at least 10%.
lotions and serums ascorbic acid oxidises fairly quickly and loses some
of its therapeutic potency. If you buy a product containing Vitamin C
off the shelf it is likely to have lost its effectiveness. Our Vitamin C
Serums are never more than 7 days old. Fresh batches of the base are
made up each week and the actual ascorbic acid is only added on the day
of dispatch. Further to our commitment to ensure the maximum potency of
our serum we now add Ferulic Acid to our Vitamin C Serum because it has
the ability to stabilise Vitamin C ensuring it retains its potency for
serum also contains:
E, a powerful anti-oxidant which targets damaging free radicals and
renders them ineffective. It is free radical activity in our skin that
is probably the biggest single cause of aging
Acid - Research shows that the addition of Ferulic Acid to a
solution of Vitamins C and E doubles its photo-protection of skin, and
stabilises the Vitamin C so that it retains its potency for longer.
Apply a small amount to the fingers and apply to face massaging gently
into the skin. Use daily. The serum absorbs quickly allowing you to
apply make-up if you wish.
Ingredients: L-ascorbic Acid,
Vitamin E Acetate, Ferulic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, MSM, Water,
Glycerine, Rosewater, Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Cherry Kernel Oil,
Isodecyl Neopentanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Evening Primrose Oil,
Emulsifying Wax, Cetyl Esters, Benzyl Alcohol & Salicylic Acid & Glycerin &
Sorbic Acid, Xanthan,
*** Please Note: If ordering more
than one serum for your own use, please request one or more serums with the
ascorbic acid in a sachet. The contents can then be added to the serum when
needed and ensures maximum effectiveness of the serum.