What are you Wearing? | Vitamin C

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What is it?

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. It is considered a potent antioxidant. I should also note that products with vitamin C in them should be stored in opaque and airtight containers. (A clear indicator of a real product)

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What does it do?

As a serum, Vitamin C offers a rapid absorption and deep penetration. It can brighten age spots and hyperpigmentation. It is also known to aid in healing because the increase in Vitamin C  helps boosts your immune system. With injuries it is known to reduce irritation and inflammation of your wounds.

Our bodies do not produce Vitamin C naturally but it is necessary for the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine and certain other neurotransmitter. There are current studies right now that say Vitamin C may help prevent and treat UV-induced photodamage. (HOWEVER you should still wear sunscreen as it does not absorb UVA/UVB rays) I say all of this to say that Vitamin is pretty much crucial for your skin to be flawless.

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What products is it in?

Creams, Moisturizers, and Serums

Studies have shown max absorption no more than 30% concentrations.

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Side Effects

When using Vitamin C, exposure to the elements will slowly cause some degradation. Specifically you should note that ascorbic acid is the least stable but most effective. The homemade (Synthetic) derivatives such as ascorbate phosphate are stable but have limited permeability. (That is why you see hardly see this used especially in Natural products) When looking for products (unless your dermatologist is giving it to you of course) you really should not be looking for products with concentrations greater than 20%.

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Other Names

L-ascorbic acid

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Retinyl Ascorbate

Ascorbyl glucoside

Tetrahexydecyl Ascorbate

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phospate

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Products You Can Find It In

No7 Beautiful Skin Dark Spot Corrector [Ascorbyl Glucoside] $16.99

boscia Clear Complexion Willow Bark Spot Treatment $18

IT Cosmetics Oil Free Poreless Skin Serum Primer $38

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum (7.5%) $45

Dermadoctor Kakadu C (20%) $95

Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE Age Defy Serum [Has Salix Alba – Willow Bark Extract] (20%) $55

Perricone MD High Potency Amino Complex Face Lift [Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate] $110

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum [Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate] $105

Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Growth Factor Extreme Neuropeptide Serum [Ascorbyl Palmitate] $150

Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum $85

Perricone MD Cold Plasma [Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate] $162

Philosophy Turbo Booster Powder ( 99.8%) $39

Artistry Vitamin C + Wild Yam Treatment $43.40

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector

NOTE: Please read the label as some products claim Vitamin C but do not have Vitamin C specifically in their ingredient list:

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IMPORTANT NOTES

(That I will post at the end of every blog and in the description box of every video)

  1. This is just information that I have found myself while researching and therefore it is not my own information. I will leave links to all the original files and even other bloggers who dove into this before me. I am not an expert but I want to share what I have found.
  2. At no point during this series should you take the information given as the GOLDEN STANDARD. Listen to your own body and do what is working best for you. So if you find out a product has a chemical that does not work for me and your skin is fine…KEEP IT
  3. Always feel free to do your own research and come to your own conclusions
  4. A dermatologist is a great source of information

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Sources

National Institute of Health

Paula’s Choice

Oregon State

The Dermatology Review

Livestrong

Benefits of Vitamin C Serums

National Institute of Health

Positive Health Wellness

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