As posted by AlumierMD Skin Science on 24 Aug 2020 VA-VA VITAMIN C How AlumierMD is revving up the power of skincare’s favourite vitamin Vitamin C is well-known for its skincare benefits (the antioxidant protects against free-radical damage, helps even tone and brighten the complexion, to name a few) but not many people are aware that for it to reach its potential, some fundamental criteria need to be met. Here’s what you need to know to choose a vitamin C product that delivers anti-aging results and gets your skin glowing. Look for L-Ascorbic Acid For it to be most efficacious, vitamin C must be in the form of L-ascorbic acid, which is the most bioavailable form. Bioavailable refers to the body’s ability to readily accept and utilize it for nutrients. All other forms of vitamin C must be converted into L-ascorbic acid before the body can use them and through the process of converting, the efficacy degrades. (To have an effect at a cellular level the optimal percentage is between 10 and 15%.) Additionally, it’s critical to understand that the skin is naturally acidic, and for that reason, the formula must include a pH of 3.5 or less to be absorbed percutaneously and saturate the underlying tissues. Water-Soluble Works Best Molecular weight also plays a critical role in the optimal absorption of vitamin C. Although there are many ways for it to be delivered, the ingredient is most effectively absorbed when it is formulated into an aqueous solution. There are two types of vitamin C — water-soluble and fat-soluble. Fat-soluble forms are quite stable and easy to formulate with. However, due to their larger molecular size, they function on the outside of the skin until the body converts them into L-ascorbic acid or water-soluble vitamin C. Formulating with an aqueous solution means that vitamin C is in its proper form to get to work immediately. Pick a Perfect Pair Booster ingredients that amp up the effects of vitamin C play an important role. For example, vitamin E is clinically proven to increase the action of vitamin C fourfold. The structural peptide is scientifically backed to enhance vitamin C’s wrinkle-reducing qualities. Vitamin E is also a significant ingredient because when coupled with vitamin C the pair address both repair and prevention, plus the results will be more visible and long-term. How AlumierMD Elevates Vitamin C AlumierMD pioneered the use of the freshest medical-grade vitamin C available in its EverActive C&E™ + Peptide, which features an optimal 15% L-ascorbic acid (USP grade). a. Oxidation EvasionInherently, the oxidation rate of vitamin C is fast and can often hinder the performance of a topically applied product. The moment a vitamin C product comes into contact with air or water, the oxidation process starts. This means that pre-mixed bottles of vitamin C serums begin to oxidize the moment the formula is mixed and the lid is sealed. What makes EverActive C&E™ + Peptide revolutionary is that the vitamin C is only activated when the patient is ready to use it. The vitamin C crystals are separated and suspended in an air-tight chamber within the lid, which is activated by pressing down on it and releases the crystals into the base of vitamin E and Matrixyl® Synthe’ 6® peptide. After a good shake, it creates an elegant, homogenous formula that is suitable for all skin types to use every morning after cleansing. b. Self-Activated SerumInstead of conventional 30 mL bottles that are exposed to oxygen several times within their shelf life (three months), AlumierMD designed three 15 mL bottles so that exposure to oxygen is limited. With each month of use, a new bottle of EverActive C&E™ + Peptide is activated. The bottles are dark and UV protected which reduces the potential degradation of L-ascorbic acid associated with UV exposure. No detail was overlooked when designing this revolutionary product. c. Recipe for ResultsAlumierMD has solved the problems of conventional vitamin C serums and introduced a new way to defy the previously unavoidable rates of oxidation. EverActive C&E™ + Peptide is also formulated with USP grade vitamin E and the clinically-proven designer peptide Matrixyl® Synthe’ 6®, which works on six major constituents of the skin, including enhancing the production of three types of collagen and hyaluronic acid. This formula is delivered into the skin with a low, acidic pH to enhance percutaneous absorption and ensures the efficacy is optimal. Medical professionals all around the world are recommending the daily use of EverActive C&E™ + Peptide, which is backed by clean science and clinical validation. 10 dermatological benefits of daily use of EverActive C&E™ + Peptide include: 1. Free-radical defence2. Cellular support3. Anti-aging effects4. Improvement in the appearance of acne scarring5. Improvement in skin texture6. Superficial brightening7. Reduction of hyperpigmentation at the source of melanogenesis8. Reduction of inflammation9. Boost to skin resilience and immunity10. Hydration *MATRIXYL® Synthe’6® is used under authorization of Sederma Inc.
by Anabel Scheyk •