Vitamin C Serum For Face and Skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E - 1 Ounce
Vitamin C Serum benefits will leave your skin soft, luxurious and radiant. Our active 20% concentration of vitamin C is clinically proven to stimulate collagen production, reduce wrinkles, brighten skin, fade age spots, even out your skin tone and much more. Our serum formulation contains botanical hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E that plump up and moisturize your skin. The combination of these active ingredients works extremely well. There are no unknown or harmful ingredients in our Vitamin C serum. Our formula is perfect for all skin types.
Vitamin C Serum Benefits For Anti Aging:
- Reduces & Prevents Wrinkles, Fine Line and Crows Feet
- Plumps Up Your Skin
- Moisturizes & Protects Skin Against Free Radicals
- Stimulates & Increases Collagen Production
- Visibly Reduces Age Spots
- Evens Out Skin Tone
Vitamin C Serum Benefits For Acne:
- Reduces & Controls Oil (Sebum) Production
- Reduces Inflammation & Break Outs
- Prevents & Reduces the Appearance of Acne Scars
- Kills Acne Causing Bacteria
- Contains Natural Extracts to Fight Acne - see ingredients below
Are you wondering about the ingredients in our incredible Vitamin C Serum? We've compiled this detailed overview of all of the ingredients in this product to answer any questions that you may have. We believe in total transparency. Here's everything you need to know about our 100 percent cruelty-free certified by LeapingBunny.org and 98 percent naturally-derived topical vitamin C formula.
Vitamin C Serum Ingredients:
1. Deionized Aqua (Water)
Water is a very common ingredient in cosmetic products. It is in almost every bath product, deodorant, makeup product, and moisturizer, and it is primarily used as a solvent. When included in cosmetic products, water acts as a distributor of other ingredients, and it allows other ingredients to be better absorbed by the skin.
In our Vitamin C Serum, we only use deionized water, which is a type of purified water. Deionized water is almost completely free of minerals, which means that it is almost entirely composed of H2O molecules. This composition ensures that our products contain only the purest water, and it also ensures that our serum absorbs effectively into your skin.
2. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe)
Aloe has been used for hundreds of years as a healing tool. This spiky, cactus-like plant is filled with a viscous jelly, and this jelly has incredible healing properties. Scientific research has indicated that aloe has anti-inflammatory properties, and it also protects your skin from the sun.
3. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)
Studies have shown that vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. This vitamin, which is commonly found in citrus fruits, potatoes, red peppers, and other fruits and vegetables, helps your skin regenerate. This regeneration process includes the creation of new skin and the creation of scar tissue. Vitamin C even promotes the formation of new blood vessels in your skin.
Vitamin C also protects your skin from UV rays, and it promotes the production of collagen in your skin. Since vitamin C has been indicated as being very safe for your skin, this natural compound is being looked at in the scientific community as a valid replacement for many dermatological treatments that may cause inadvertent side effects.
This skin-protecting vitamin loses its potency as it's exposed to direct sunlight, so it's best to store your vitamin C topical products, such as our Vitamin C Serum, in opaque containers and use them whenever you go out in the sun.
4. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a biologically active form of sulfur. This substance is widely used as a pain relief aid, but there is little scientific evidence to back up MSM's viability as an analgesic. However, thousands of MSM users from around the world can attest to this compound's anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities, and scientific studies have tentatively indicated that this product is safe for human consumption either orally or topically.
Some natural health experts have suggested that most people suffer from a sulfur deficiency. By applying MSM topically, you can combat this potential deficiency while also providing your skin with the anti-inflammatory and healing effects of this remarkable substance.
5. Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid)
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the human body. Among other functions, this substance helps lubricate your joints and your eyes. While hyaluronic acid was traditionally derived from rooster combs, most ethical topical product manufacturers have opted to derive this substance from cruelty-free sources such as cassia angustifolia seed.
In topical products like our Vitamin C Serum, hyaluronic acid is used to make your skin look more supple. While human skin is naturally full to the brim with hyaluronic acid, this substance starts to become scarce as you age, which means that supplementing with a topical hyaluronic acid product can keep your skin looking younger for longer. This substance even reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and it also combats redness and dermatitis.
If you want, you can also take hyaluronic acid topically to help treat areas of the skin that you don't treat with your topical product. Taking hyaluronic acid topically can also keep your joints lubricated and help you heal faster from wounds.
6. Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel)
Witch hazel is a plant that is commonly used as an astringent in extract form. While witch hazel leaves can also be applied directly to the skin, the more common approach is to mix an extract of this potent plant with water to create a topical product that's easy to apply.
Like other astringents, witch hazel tightens your skin, which can lead to a more youthful appearance. The tannins in witch hazel also reduce swelling, fight bacteria, and speed up the healing process if you have broken skin. This versatile substance can also help stop bleeding, and it can be taken by the mouth to treat diarrhea, colitis, and fevers.
Carbomer is a term used to reference a variety of different polymers that are made of acrylic acid. These substances are powdery in their pure form, and they are usually made into gels before they are added to cosmetic products. Carbomers help distribute substances throughout liquid-based cosmetic products, and they help ensure that our Vitamin C Serum maintains a smooth, creamy consistency.
Both the Cosmetic Ingredient Review and the Cosmetics Regulation of the European Union have found that carbomers are safe for either oral or topical consumption.
8. (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid
(2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid is the scientific name for L-arginine, which is an amino acid. This amino acid is naturally-occurring in many different foods, and it is also used in topical products as an anti-aging substance.
L-arginine helps your skin heal from injuries and the effects of UV radiation, and it also may have the ability to reverse the deleterious effects of pollution, tobacco smoke, and other forms of environmental damage. In addition, L-arginine can reduce your blood pressure when ingested orally, and it is also used to treat migraine headaches.
9. Kosher Vegetable Glycerin
Vegetable glycerin is an emollient, which is a type of substance that increases the moisture in your skin. As such, vegetable glycerin keeps your skin smooth and supple, and the kosher vegetable glycerin in our products is guaranteed to be derived from plant-only sources.
This substance is also a humectant, which means that it draws water up to the surface of your skin. Emollients and humectants can treat dry skin, and they can also reduce skin itchiness or redness. When applied topically, the main purpose of vegetable glycerin is to prevent skin irritation, and it has been indicated that vegetable glycerin is safe for topical use.
10. Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil)
Jojoba is a plant that's native to North America. The seeds of this plant can be distilled to produce a liquid wax, and this wax is commonly used in skincare products.
Jojoba oil is a powerful natural emollient, and it absorbs easily into your skin due to its chemical similarity to sebum, which is a naturally-occurring skin oil. Even though it's similar to sebum, jojoba actually dissolves the sebum in your skin, which unclogs your pores and allows your skin to breathe easier.
This ingredient can also treat skin infections, and it has been indicated as a potential novel treatment for acne. Best of all, jojoba oil never goes rancid, which makes it a relative rarity among oils used in skincare.
Phenoxyethanol is widely used in cosmetics as an alternative to parabens. This ingredient is used as a preservative, and it is generally considered safe in concentrations of less than one percent. Phenoxyethanol is certainly safer than parabens, which are notorious carcinogens, and this chemical preservative does a great job of keeping harmful bacteria from accumulating in cosmetic products.
Ethylhexylglycerin is generally considered to be a safe alternative to parabens. It is a synthetic preservative that is derived from various grains and plants, and it helps prevent the buildup of bacteria and other microbes that could hurt your skin if found present in topical products. In very rare cases, Ethylhexylglycerin can cause mild skin dermatitis.
13. D-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
D-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate is a type of naturally-derived vitamin E. This vitamin is widely regarded as a powerful antioxidant, which means that it protects your skin from free radicals when applied topically. Unlike synthetic forms of vitamin E, d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate sticks to the basics by only including the single isomer that is scientifically identified as vitamin E. In contrast, synthetic forms of vitamin E contain seven extra isomers that have little to no antioxidant effect.
It's been indicated that vitamin E may help moisturize your skin, but this compound's most famous role is as a top-notch scar-buster. Since vitamin E eliminates free radicals in your skin, it helps your scars heal faster. Using products that contain natural vitamin E is a must for anyone who suffers from the after-effects of acne that sometimes take years, if not decades, to fully heal.
14. Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract)
Gotu Kola extract has exploded onto the natural skincare scene in the last few years as an incredible topical healing tool. This plant has been used since the dawn of human civilization, and it has long been regarded as an excellent treatment for wounds and skin conditions. Only recently, however, has Western science confirmed the suppositions of the ancients in regard to this natural and safe substance.
When applied topically, Gotu Kola extract sharply increases the levels of antioxidants in your skin, which allows your body to go about the business of healing unencumbered. Studies have shown that this extract promotes the creation of new skin and provides increased skin tensility, and it has even been used effectively to treat varicose veins and broken capillaries. In addition, Gotu Kola appears to heal stretch marks, reduce wrinkles, and treat burns.
Gotu Kola can even be ingested orally. When administered by this route, this natural substance can reduce anxiety, boost memory, or even help with depression.
15. Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract)
Horsetail is a plant that's so common that you might overlook it on a walk through the woods. However, horsetail extract is incredibly beneficial for your skin. This plant is a powerful antioxidant, and it also has anti-inflammatory activity. When combined, these two benefits stop free radicals in their tracks, which helps your body heal. With inflammation put in check by horsetail extract, common conditions like acne and rosacea don't stand a chance.
In addition to its anti-aging and overall dermal health benefits, horsetail extract can also lend you a hand when your skin gets in trouble. This substance helps wounds heal faster, and it also reduces the severity of burns.
16. Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Extract)
Geraniums are undeniably beautiful flowers, but they can also help your skin stay supple and alluring at any age. Like many other ingredients in our Vitamin C Serum, geranium extract reduces inflammation in your skin, and it also contains antioxidants. In addition, scientific research indicates that this flower extract can unclog your pores and remove excess oil from your skin.
This natural extract also smells great, and it will leave a lingering but mild scent on your skin. Best of all, it's even been indicated that geranium oil can help balance your hormones and produce an overall improved mood.
17. Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract)
When ingested orally, dandelion can help your body process toxins by improving liver function. However, dandelion extract is just as potent when it is applied topically, and this substance is filled with antioxidants and minerals that help your skin thrive.
Dandelion extract is also a good source of vitamin A, B6, and K, and it is a natural antifungal and germicidal substance. It fights infection, and it also supports the proper secretion of hormones. This extract helps clean out your pores, and it is touted as a safe and inflammation-free solution for acne since it fights bacteria while reducing inflammation.
Vitamin C Serum Directions for Use:
Wash and pat skin dry. Apply a small amount of serum with fingertips to a freshly cleansed face, neck, and décolleté areas (avoid direct contact with eyes). Allow to dry and follow with a hyaluronic acid serum and argan oil serum. Can be used daily.