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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.
A Collagen booster
As we age we lose the ability to create collagen. It is the collagen in our skin that gives our skin structure and support. Vitamin C is the only antioxidant that has been proven to increase collagen synthesis. L-ascorbic acid serves as a signal, relaying a critical message to collagen genes to synthesize collagen, as well as being a cofactor for two enzymes important in collagen synthesis. Without sufficient levels of vitamin c in the skin itself the production of collagen is reduced significantly. Please note that whilst digesting vitamin c (in the form of Vitamin C rich foodstuffs and drinks) or by taking Vitamin C supplements can help the production of collagen, it is unlikely that sufficient levels of vitamin c will make it out to the skin. Most vitamin c will be absorbed by the major organs leaving insufficient levels available in the skin for optimal collagen production.
Skin Lightening and Blemish Reduction
Topically applied vitamin c serum inhibits the production of tyrosinase - an enzyme which provokes the production of melanin. By inhibiting the production of melanin the skin will become lighter and localised areas of darker pigmenation will be reduced. Please note that melanin inhibiting agents such as Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Kojic Acid etc will not make skin lighter than its genetically determined colour. Such agents will restore skin to its normal colour. Vitamin C can also help prevent the appearance of hyperpigmentation and blemishes by protecting the skin from UVA damage which tends to lead to hyperpigmentation. Vitamin can therefore prevent and treat pigmentation issues.
Our serum base contains vitamin rich plant oils (Apricot, Safflower, and Evening Primrose Oils) and moisturising agents Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerine. The serum base is light and easily absorbed. Although the serum can be used at any time of day we recommend you apply the serum in the mornings to benefit from the skin protecting benefits, especially when outdoors.
I've had very problematic skin for a lot of years, had patch testing done at hospital for allergies and have been very restricted to what I use on my face but I have finally found something that is good to use and actually does what it claims to. Absolutely love this product! At 40 years old I've never been able to use antiaging creams/serums without it flaring up my skin but with this vitamin c serum my skin just look radiant, plump and glowing, it's evening out my sun spots etc and I can't express how good it is. My wrinkles actually look less noticeable just after a few days of using this product!! I highly recommend!!
I can't say enough great things about this Vitamin C product. I have fairly sensitive skin and cannot tolerate 20% serums but this 10% with added Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid makes my skin totally glow without all the stinging and burning I have experienced with other top end Vit C products.. I'm on my third bottle and use it every morning after cleansing. The price point is unbelievable and it's packed in an airless container (which I keep in the fridge) and with the addition of Ferulic Acid, it makes it stable. It's truly amazing the difference it makes to your skin. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous serum.
Fantastic product. Very light feel. My skin is radiant!
Love this product. My skin is brighter, and some of my blemishes do seem a little lighter. Ive only been using this for 3 or 4 weeks so it will be interesting to see if they continue to lighten
By far the best Vitamin c serum I have used - and what an amazing price!
Try it you - will not be disappointed. It's an absolute must have product
An absolute 'must have' produce in your skin care regime. Gives fantastic results and doesn't sting (unlike some other Vit C products). I use in conjunction with SR-Skincare peels and am over the moon with the results. SR-Skincare offer great advice on any skincare problems and their products are such a high quality, free from all the usual nasties and above all so amazingly budget friendly. I've never been disappointed with any product I buy from them. I just love their products and service. A real 10* find and they will certainly help you to be 'Forever Young' - Love em!!!
Even Skintone Seeker-London-
I received this 3+ wks ago and I have been using it mainly in the mornings as I use my BHA + AHA actives at night (also from SR-Skincare).
My skin type : dehydrated combination-oily/acne prone/reactive with PIH and localised melasma. Phew.
I wanted a stable Vit C serum to layer under my chemical sunscreen, to help with free radicals from the UV filters and to assist in balancing my skin tone. I store it in the fridge.
This product is more of a light moisturiser than a serum, which will probably suit me better during autumn and winter here in the UK. However under a moisturising sunscreen it came make my face very shiny very quickly. I have found if I leave it on for 20min+ to absorb before putting on my sunscreen, then the shine is lessened.
One and a half pumps from the container is enough to cover my face and neck which might be a little heavy handed but I only use this once a day and I have to use up within 2months! The container isn't the best at dispensing product but for the price it is a minor quibble. At least it is an airless pump.
My face doesn't tingle/sting after using this and I have had no clogged pores from using it either.
As for assisting with balancing my skintone....jury is out, as every skincare product I use has brightening ingredients (all part of my master plan). I will probably find out when this runs out, as I will repurchase this although not until the colder months.
Ultimately I would recommend this to a friend.
Thank you SR-Skincare!
Absolutely brilliant. On my second bottle and bought one for my mom too. Makes skin radiant and brings out a natural glow. Way better than high end products. Love sr skincare, forever fan!