Vitamin C is the molecule of choice for combating the photoaging effects of the sun. Abbey St. Clare Vitamin C Serum is packed with 20% Vitamin C in all its active forms to improve skin texture and radiance. A powerful, antioxidant and free-radical scavenger, Vitamin C has been shown to help increase collagen production (the cellular matrix that, along with elastin, keeps your face firm) for smoother, wrinkle free skin. Studies show that topical application of Vitamin C is a valuable antioxidant to protect the skin against damage caused by sunlight because of its ability to neutralize free radicals that are created by ultraviolet radiation. Tests have shown that the formation of cancer causing molecules from exposure to UV radiation was drastically reduced when high levels of Vitamin C were maintained in the skin.
Vitamin C is often used to improve skin clarity and minimize skin discoloration. It can decrease redness in the skin caused by environmental stress or as a result of abrasive treatments. When the goal is to fade age spots or areas of hyperpigmentation, optimal results are achieved with a pigment corrective serum. Vitamin C is a critical component for healing wounds wherever they occur.
The challenge with Vitamin C is that it is fairly unstable due to oxygen sensitivity. Ascorbic Acid especially needs to be stabilized, and this is the importance of adding the potent Vitamin C esters to the formulation to prevent break down in the bottle. Delivery into the skin is also a challenge and the reason phospholipid liposomes are included for delivery directly to the deeper cellular sites of effectiveness.
Use after cleansing and toning, prior to additional creams or serums. Massage into the skin, moving from the center of the face and neck outward. Additional serum may be massaged into the back of the hands, especially if age spots are a problem.
Organic Aloe barbadensis, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Rosa mosqueta (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate(Vitamin C derivative), Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C derivative), Organic extracts Camellia sinensis (Green Tea), Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry, Rubus idaeus (Red Raspberry), Vanccinum angustifoilium (Wild Blueberry), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Glucose, Glycyrrhizinic acid (Licorice), Salix nigra (Black Willowbark) Extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium citrate.
Size: 30 mL / 1 fl. oz.
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