Vitamin C at Dermalogica Explained
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If you know anything about skin care you’re probably familiar with Vitamin C products and their ability to deliver glowing skin. But did you know that not all Vitamin C is created equal? Meaning that from the hundreds of different Vitamin C formulas available on the market, results on your skin can vary.
We spoke to the skin experts at Dermalogica to find out what’s important to look for when buying a Vitamin C product to ensure you get the glowing skin results you’re looking for.
Is Vitamin C really worth all the Hype?
Yes! Says Victoria Evans, Education Manager at Dermalogica. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant with multiple skin benefits. It firms, brightens and increases your skin’s natural defences from environmental elements that can cause premature skin ageing. The challenge though, it that Vitamin C is notoriously tricky to formulate with. It’s highly unstable, meaning it gets used up or ‘oxidised’ within the bottle. It’s highly susceptible to degradation by light, heat and air. You may have noticed your Vitamin C serum turn brown or start to smell funky, this is a result of the Vitamin C oxidising. The problem here is that you’re not getting the potential benefits in the skin where you need it, so you might be dissatisfied with the results on your skin.
What skin type benefits from Vitamin C products?
All skin conditions can benefit from the power of Vitamin C. If your skin is dull or you have uneven skin tone, potent Vitamin C formulas can boost skin luminosity and quickly get your skin looking glowing and radiant. Ensure you include double cleansing, regular exfoliation and SPF defence alongside your Vitamin C product for best results.
What should you look for? Does a higher percentage of Vitamin C mean a better result?
To focus on the percentage of Vitamin C as a measure of efficacy is misleading. For example, a serum with 15 or 20% pure Vitamin C is still highly susceptible to degradation in the formula. Plus, it’s also worth noting that pure Vitamin C is Ascorbic Acid, so the potential for skin irritation is higher with high percentages of this form.
Is there anything unique about Dermalogica’s Vitamin C formulas?
Yes! At Dermalogica, we looked at the need to stabilise Vitamin C in our formulas to ensure efficacy and achieve noticeable skin results. We use 2 forms of highly stable Vitamin C within our BioLumin-C products. We carried out clinical studies comparing our Vitamin C products to a leading competitor which showed our product delivers 3 x more brightening and 3 x more Vitamin C into the skin. What’s more, we include other ingredients such as Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and other skin conditioners in our Vitamin C formulas to boost results. You may have experienced gritty or sticky Vitamin C Serums before, Dermalogica’s BioLumin-C formulas are light and hydrating, soaking comfortably into the skin with no sticky residue.
The Dermalogica Bio-Lumin C range – Brighter together!
BioLumin- C Serum
This face serum enhances skin’s natural defence system to brighten, firm and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The ultra-stable Vitamin C is complexed with a peptide and AHA plus nourishing Chia Seed Oil and Hyaluronic Acid. Use a few drops on clean skin AM and PM before moisturiser.
BioLumin-C Eye Serum
This eye serum brightens, firms and hydrates the delicate skin around the eyes as it outsmarts visible premature ageing caused by daily eye movements and environmental stress. The ultra-stable Vitamin C is complexed with a peptide and a gentle enzyme along with hydrating mushroom extracts. Use one drop around the eye orbit AM and PM to brighten tired eyes.
BioLumin-C Gel Moisturiser *available 19/09/2021
This gel moisturiser provides weightless hydration to restore skin’s moisture barrier as it brightens dull, dehydrated skin. The ultra-stable Vitamin C complex is boosted with biotechnology to reactivate the power of Vitamin C for longer lasting results. 5 types of Hyaluronic Acid plus Squalene and Phytic Acid boost hydration whilst the Bioluminescence Flower provides an instant glow – like you just turned on your selfie light!
Find your light – (re) discover our brightening range and complete your routine with our the new Biolumin C Gel Moisturiser - launching 19th August 2021