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AOX: What to Look for in a Vitamin C serum

TAGS: PHLORETIN, VITAMIN C SERUM, ASCORBIC ACID

AOX: What to Look for in a Vitamin C serum

  1. The formula
  2. a. The form of vitamin C
    b. Vitamin C concentration
    c. A low pH
  3. The importance of ingredient synergyt
  4. Product packaging
  5. The SkinCeuticals difference
  6. a. C E Ferulic®:
    b. Phloretin CF:
    c. Serum 10 AOX+:

No matter age or skin's status, a vitamin c serum is always a good decision. Yet, it is important to remain conscious of the fact that not all antioxidant serums are created equal. It’s important to know what to look for in vitamin C formula in order to reap the maximum benefits offered to skin.

1. The formula

Look for the purest form of vitamin c! Several vitamin C derivatives can be found in skincare products, but Dr. Pinnell discovered that L-ascorbic acid in particular provides the most effective antioxidant protection against damaging free radicals generated by environmental factors.

a. The form of vitamin C

Look for the purest form of vitamin c! Several vitamin C derivatives can be found in skincare products, but Dr. Pinnell discovered that L-ascorbic acid in particular provides the most effective antioxidant protection against damaging free radicals generated by environmental factors.

b. Vitamin C concentration

Unless you work as a skincare specialist, the concentration percentage of vitamin c in skincare products can be quite confusing. Lets break it down: for optimal performance, a vitamin C serum should be formulated with a concentration of 10 to 20 percent L-ascorbic acid. An antioxidant serum with a 10 percent concentration (such as our face Serum 10 AOX+) may be best for those with sensitive skin or first-time vitamin C users.

c. A low pH

A low, or acidic, pH of 3.5 or below allows the skin to absorb more L-ascorbic acid. On the other hand, if a vitamin C serum’s pH is too high, the skin is not able to take in as much vitamin C, in turn reducing its effectiveness.

2. The importance of ingredient synergy

Vitamin C is highly effective on its own, but research has found that its free-radical fighting capabilities and stability are enhanced in the presence of other antioxidants, including ferulic acid, phloretin, and vitamin E. Different antioxidant combinations also allow vitamin C serums to be tailored for various skin types and concerns.

3. Product packaging

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, but it’s important that an L-ascorbic acid serum is protected from exposure to air and light to maintain its potency. When selecting a serum, look for a product that comes in an opaque, dark glass bottle to help minimize degradation.

4. The SkinCeuticals difference

For the best antioxidant serum, look no further than SkinCeuticals. As a leader in antioxidant science and product development, all our vitamin C serums adhere to the Duke Antioxidant patent. We perform ongoing research about L-ascorbic acid and other antioxidant ingredients, always striving to provide optimal environmental protection for all skin types and concerns.

a. C E Ferulic®: SkinCeuticals’ most popular vitamin C serum, this award-winning formula for normal, dry, and combination skin is fortified with vitamin E and ferulic acid to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness while brightening the skin and protecting it from free-radical damage.

b. Phloretin CF: This potent combination of L-ascorbic acid, phloretin, and ferulic acid provides powerful antioxidant protection for normal, oily, and combination skin as it visibly improves fine lines, uneven skin tone, and discoloration.

c. Serum 10 AOX+: Ideal for sensitive skin and first-time vitamin C users, this blend of L-ascorbic acid and ferulic acid provides daytime antioxidant protection and improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Be sure to keep in mind the importance of quality in a vitamin c serum. Paying a higher price for quality vitamin c is important for your skin. Using an unauthentic serum with unknown ingredients can come at an even higher cost in the form of irritation and unwanted skin reactions. Reap vitamin c benefits for skin directly from SkinCeuticals, for the sake of safety and optimal skin improvement.

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