Features & Benefits:
Vitamin C possesses definite, scientifically validated merits for wrinkle reduction and skin rejuvenation. As stated, Vitamin C has many benefits, the two most important being: Essential for the synthesis of collagen and reducing skin damage caused by free radicals. Both of these benefits aid in the skin’s natural ability to repair and renew (i.e. wrinkle reduction, reducing signs of photoageing).
• Enhances the production of collagen (Type I and II) which leads to wrinkle reduction
• Inhibits the synthesis of melanin
Pycnogenol® protects collagen and elastin from enzymatic degradation
Anti-inflammatory; reduces redness and inflammation in sensitive skin types
Anti-photoaging through improved skin health and collagen renewal
Improved acneic skin through anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and wound healing
There are a few factors one must consider when choosing and recommending a quality product. First, the product must hold a high enough concentration of pure Vitamin C. Secondly, one must pick a trustworthy source and be careful about the expiry date. And lastly, one must store it properly.
Serene Vitamin C Emollient contains 25% L-ascorbic acid and is made once every three – six months and stored in a climate-controlled environment. As a way of slowing the well-known oxidization process down, we have combined pycnogenol® with our Vitamin C because it helps in stabilizing the active Vitamin C inside our cosmeceutical formulation. The dark amber color is not Vitamin C oxidization but is the color of pycnogenol® when added to formula.
Special Note: Due to the high concentration of L-ascorbic acid, air can build up inside the bottle when capped. Follow these instructions for best practice: This product should be kept refrigerated for 24 hours prior to opening. Open very slowly and allow to cool by placing product in cool climate with lid left loose for approximately 24 – 48 hours. Keep out of sun and DO NOT shake, as this will create air and induce instability within product.
Please follow the directions of your skin care professional for recommended usage, but be aware that infrequent usage combined with a natural process called oxidization, can and does create air within the bottle. The air inside the capped bottle creates pressure which can create a fizz-like sound upon opening as the trapped air is released, and at times can cause the product to rise and spill over. This is a natural side effect of the active ingredient L-ascorbic acid at such a high percentage. If and when this does happen, remove cap and place in refrigerator for a 72-hour period. The prescribed action of using this product daily allows air to escape on a daily basis and in most cases eliminates the buildup of air inside the tightly sealed bottle.
You should not keep our Vitamin C for more than 6 – 9 months after opening (refrigeration will extend life by 3 – 6 months) so daily usage is very important. Please keep it refrigerated, and if this is not an option, then it must be placed in a cool dark place between use.
How To Use
Use sparingly. Cleanse and dry skin. Apply a small amount of product to your dry fingertip after toner and eye cream. Using gentle pressure, press product into skin. Use as directed.
25% L-ascorbic acid – Antioxidant; Skin lightening properties
1% Pycnogenol® – Antioxidant; Free Radical Scavenger; Wound healing