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Skin Recovers with Vitamin C
Topical Vitamin C Serums - Powerful Skin Recovery
Various skin types are prone to irritation, hyper-pigmentation, inflammatory lesions and various grades of acne. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help the skin recover. Vitamin C can help normalize the problem areas, reduce oiliness, and restore sebum balance. Pimples, blackheads, and other problems associated with oily skin will diminish.
No Vitamin C = Increasingly Less Firm Skin from 25 Years On Up
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the formation of collagen, the fibrous protein that contributes to skin firmness and the elasticity of the skin. When your skin is exposed to free-radical generators like UV light, smoke, air, etc. the level of vitamin C becomes depleted. You cannot stimulate the skin's fibroblasts by increasing your oral intake of Vitamin C, so it’s necessary to replenish it topically. Topical Vitamin C must be stable, active and able to be absorbed, and remain so throughout the life of a product once opened.
Vitamin C and Sun Damage
Free radicals are produced during normal skin functions but dramatically multiply with exposure to sun, air pollution and other environmental assaults. Free radicals ravage the skin cells in the epidermis (top layer of your skin) and break down the collagen in the dermis that gives your skin its youthful resilience. Skin becomes discolored, loses elasticity and ages faster than it should. Topical Vitamin C is the only ingredient which directly stimulates the skin's fibroblasts, providing the spark that produces living collagen in concert with specific chains of amino acids.
We carry only professional strength Vitamin C solutions:
Maximize Absorption - Twice the Vitamin C with C2S
C2S Skin Balancing Serum contains two forms of Vitamin C: Ascorbic Acid (a water soluable form) and Ascorbyl Palmitate (an oil soluble form). Vitamin C is poorly absorbed by the skin so by using two forms of vitamin C we maximize the penetration to the deeper layer of the epidermis. C2S also contains Salicylic Acid which is a beta hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the outer layer of skin increasing the normal exfoliation rate by 20% without irritation. By combining Salicylic acid with the two forms of Vitamin C, we have the best system possible to insure maximal penetration of Vitamin C into the skin. C2S also contains Vitamin E (another potent antioxidant) which works synergistically with Vitamin C in combating free radicals that damage and prematurely age the skin.
Three Concentations of Obagi Professional-C Serum
Obagi Professional Vitamin C Serums uses stabilized ascorbic acid which is effectively absorbed by the skin with greater penetration to the epidermis and dermis. It comes in three concentrations for all skin types, 20% for the highest concentration of L-Ascorbic acid, 15% for all skin types or 10% for dry, sensitive or reactive skin. These serums penetrate quickly so your skin benefits right away and because they are so rapidly absorbed, they won’t rub off or wash off. Remember the greater the penetration the greater the antioxidant benefit. Obagi provides solutions that work on a cellular level for healthier skin—affecting real changes that go beyond cosmetic treatments—solutions that work from the inside out.
Another Obagi product, the Obagi-C RX System’s C-Clarifying Serum contains 4% hydroquinone along with 10% Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid). The Vitamin C, like the above solutions, has substantial benefits in preventing the skin’s accelerated aging process due to sunlight, smoking, and other contaminants. Hydroquinone will help to brighten (reduce hyperpigmentation-age spots) and even skin tone.
Vitamin C Products Produce a Clearer, Brighter Complexion
All of the products we carry are proven to remain stable for longer periods of time than leading Vitamin C treatments, which can break down and lose potency more quickly. We personally test all of these products.
Vitamin C solutions should be used after your cleanser or cleanser and toner in the morning before any lotions, creams or sunscreens. With regular use, Vitamin C products can produce a complexion that is visibly brighter and clearer, with a smooth tight texture.
Contact Us With Your Questions
As always, we encourage you to call our office if you have any questions. We are happy to talk to you about your skin type and condition and make product recommendations. Our MD Forte, Obagi Nu-Derm, Obagi-C Rx and Kinerase Advanced Skin Care Programs are all excellent for skin rejuvenation.We can help you decide which skin care program would be best for you. We are available during office hours Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST at 1-877-415-0600. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.