C+ is the ultimate treatment for treating anti-ageing and hyper-pigmentation.
The most sought-after treatments in our clinic address ageing and pigmentation issues. Therefore, we devote constant attention to understanding how to confront the myriad of aggressors that lead to visible lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and skin dullness;
We have sourced ingredients with the most advanced regenerative properties within this formula that enhance Vitamin C’s delivery and stability, creating a powerful skin treatment that has a dual role on your skin, keeping it taut, clear, and youthful.
Your skin naturally contains antioxidants that defend against free radicals from the environment; these are unstable molecules that break down your skin’s cells, leading to premature ageing. When environmental stressors outweigh natural antioxidants, your skin can no longer protect itself.
Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is an incredibly stable form of Vitamin C that is more readily taken up by your skin cells than any other form, with 85% conversion to pure Ascorbic Acid in the dermis.
It quenches damaging free radicals, warding off lines and wrinkles by aiding collagen and elastin synthesis.
The unique combination of NZ Totara, Vitamin E, and Ferulic Acid are potent network antioxidants that further stabilise Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, creating a highly concentrated, long-lasting formula that leaves your complexion plump, radiant, and youthful-looking.
Hyperpigmentation: When combined with Malic acid, Vitamin C actively works on pigmentation issues by blocking tyrosinase, the enzyme that converts tyrosine to melanin (pigment). Lowering the levels of tyrosinase within your skin inhibits excess melanin production before it begins; breaking down existing stores of tyrosinase can help diminish the appearance of pigmentation.
Ethylated Ascorbic Acid – the form of Vitamin C we use in our formulas – helps to ‘switch off the control centre of the tyrosinase molecule so that it cannot spark the production of melanin. Malic acid gently sloughs dead skin cells so the Vitamin C can penetrate deeper, helping pull pigment from your skin’s deeper layers.
Tip: If you use DNA or A+ Complex, alternate these at night and use C+ in the morning; otherwise, they may cancel out the effectiveness of the ingredients.
What Should You Look For In a Vitamin C Serum?
- to prevent the serum from irritating your skin, it must have a pH of less than 3.5
- look for a stable form of Vitamin C like Ethyl Ascorbic Acid – unlike L-ascorbic acid, it won’t oxidise in light, heat, or oxygen
- ensure your formula has additional antioxidants that help to stabilise the formula; they also help to protect your skin against oxidative stress
- any Vitamin C serums should have a concentration of at least 10% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid for maximal absorption