Vit C+ Cream, 30g
- Provides potent, daily antioxidant protection from environmental stressors such as pollution, weather, and sun (ultraviolet) exposure
- Smoothes skin, brightens and clarifies complexion
- Vitamin C is a necessary component for the production of collagen, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCROBATE / ESTER OF VITAMIN C (VITAMIN C)
An antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Lightens skin by inhibiting melanin synthesis. A necessary co-factor for healthy collagen synthesis, inhibits MMP enzymes. THD Ascorbate is an extremely stable and bio-available form of vitamin C which helps brighten skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
A fatty alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener, and carrying agent for other ingredients. A firm, wax-like substance derived from plant oils, Cetearyl alcohol has emulsifying properties to hydrate skin and hair, leaving it soft and supple.
A rich emollient that helps heal the skin’s outer layer and reduces inflammation.
NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3)
Promotes microcirculation, strengthens the skin’s outer layers, improves elasticity, and curbs redness and irritation. Helpful for treating dry skin due to its ability to increase barrier lipid levels. Has anti-inflammatory properties (which helps reduce redness), anti-bacterial properties, and melanin inhibiting properties.
PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)
Enables the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids, increasing cellular integrity and efficiency. Acts as a moisturizer with humectant properties.
TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)
One of the most potent antioxidants, particularly good at defending against and disabling free radicals made by the body. This ingredient is essential to tissue repair, works synergistically with vitamin C, and helps fight free radicals and environmental stressors that can lead to premature aging.
HYALURONIC ACID (SODIUM HYALURONATE)
A hydrophilic molecule, Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water, reduces TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss), and helps to keep skin plump and firm. Sodium Hyaluronate is a glycosaminoglycan found in the extracellular space that resists compression by absorbing significant amounts of water.
A naturally derived ingredient with anti-inflammatory properties.
FERULIC ACID (FERULOYL SOY GLYCERIDES)
This potent antioxidant, found in plants, increases stability of vitamin C and E as well as adding photo-protection. This ingredient also provides additional protection against thymine dimmer formation.
Significantly stimulates collagen production in human fibroblasts and down regulates elastin production.
Reduces inflammatory cytokines, known as interleukins. By reducing inflammation, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 may potentially reduce the cumulative amount of damage that occurs following exposure to UV light, pollution, internal stress, and other pro-inflammatory factors. Cells exposed to UV radiation and then treated with palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 saw an 86% reduction of interleukin production.
Decreases tyrosinase activity and melanin synthesis to reduce overall skin pigmentation. Reduces the MITF factor to decrease both the constitutive and facultative pigmentation pathway.
This peptide has been shown to stimulate the production of a protein called fibronectin, which among other things helps attach the epidermis to the dermis. The more fibronectin, the firmer, more youthful the skin becomes.
A substance known for its healing, soothing, and anti-irritating properties. This ingredient softens skin and stimulates the formation of healthy tissue. Helps eliminate chapping and cracking, leaving skin silky, smooth, and healthy-looking.
A naturally occurring amino acid and sulfur-based antioxidant that can help stabilize oxygen-sensitive additives. Ergothioneine has demonstrated cytoprotective capacities in vitro.