Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is important for overall health and wellness. But did you know it’s also a skin care powerhouse? Topical Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants available – and it lives up to the hype, effectively tackling the primary causes of premature aging, renewing skin’s surface. It boosts production of substances that keep skin looking firm, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Other skin benefits include brightening, over time, intrinsic (natural) and extrinsic (environmental) factors cause structural changes in the skin, leading to uneven pigmentation. From UV-induced “age spots” to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, dark spots are no match for Vitamin C: it helps stop the causes of uneven pigmentation to effectively brighten skin.
And finally… Vitamin C helps counteract the effects of oxidative stress and free radicals by neutralizing damaging molecules. But – here is the really exciting part – the latest research also shows that Vitamin C actually enhances your skin’s natural defense system, helping it to protect itself from oxidative stress.
Consider this before purchasing Vitamin C
Not all Vitamin C is created equal. There are many Vitamin C treatments available on the market, all of which promise significant brightening results, but many do not deliver. Vitamin C is volatile. Changing rapidly and can be unpredictable.
With so many Vit C serums on the market, are you confused which one to choose? Have you ever had a Vitamin C serum product turn brown and wondered what that means? Read on to for the facts on what is important when choosing and we shall share with you what makes Dermalogica’s formulas superior to others on the market.
Choose a Vitamin C Product with…
Vitamin C must be stable in the product so that it remains active! This is Vitamin C’s most well-known shortfall. Traditional forms of Vitamin C are easily oxidized (meaning it turns brown) upon exposure to air, heat or water, which degrades the formula’s efficacy.
Superior Bio availability:
Vitamin C needs to be able to get into the skin, where it is needed. This property is known as bioavailability and is the most significant challenge. For Vitamin C to neutralize free radicals, firm and brighten, it must get to where it is needed most—in the deeper layers of the skin. While skin penetration can be increased through exfoliation, many topical Vitamin C products are not optimized to achieve this.
Dermalogica delivers 3 X more Vitamin C
We use Ultra-stable Vitamin C which contains a unique complex comprised of two highly stable forms of synthetic Vitamin C working synergistically and ensuring long-term stability whilst enhancing the skin’s natural defenses.
Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate and Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, provide enhanced functionality in fighting oxidative stress. These active ingredients are also fused with collagen boosting Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5. The result: brighter, firmer, more radiant skin.
Our formulas have Superior bioavailability using advanced technology delivering more Vitamin C into the skin using Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate (K3 Vita C), a highly stable, non-acidic, next generation form of Vitamin C that helps firm and strengthen skin.
Biolumin-C Gel Moisturizer, Independent clinical test, 35 subjects, 2 applications/day, 8 weeks.
Our Biolumin-C formulas delivers 3 x more Vitamin C and 3 x more brightening than a leading competitor.
New Advancements – Taking Vitamin C to the next level
We have taken our ultra-stable Vitamin C complex to the next level by enhancing it with biotechnology. This technology recycles or reactivates the Vitamin C, increasing its potency and further enhances its penetration into the skin!
We can boost Glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant.
Our New Biolumin-C Gel Moisturiser uses Glutathione Precursors (Glycine, Cystine and Sodium PCA). This powerful blend of actives works with oxidized Vitamin C to reactivate its antioxidant power.
Further to that we have stabilized cell communications, using a potent antioxidant EGT (Ergothioneine) to prevent cell damage.