C+ is the ultimate treatment for treating anti-ageing and hyper-pigmentation.
The most sought-after treatments in our clinic are those that 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 sought out 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.
Anti-ageing: Your skin naturally contains antioxidants that defend against free radicals from the environment; these reactive oxygen species are unstable molecules that can break down your skin’s cells, causing a cycle of destruction that can lead to premature ageing. When environmental stressors outweigh your 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, aiding with the synthesis of collagen and elastin, The unique combination of NZ Vinanza Grape, Vitamin E, and Ferulic Acid, potent network antioxidants that further stabilise Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, creating a highly concentrated, long-lasting formula, leaving your complexion plump, radiant, and youthful-looking.
Hyperpigmentation: When combined with Malic acid, Vitamin C actively works on pigmentation issues by blocking tyrosinase, converting tyrosine to melanin. 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 slouches dead cells, so the Vitamin C can penetrate deeper, helping to pull pigment from the deeper layers of your skin – the dermis.
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 that is 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; a bonus is that the antioxidants will also help to protect your skin against oxidative stress
- any Vitamin C serums should have a concentration of at least 10% for maximal absorption when it is readily taken up by the skin cells more than any other direct-acting forms of topical Vitamin C.