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C-Glow
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C-Glow

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€10,50
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€10,50
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A super-light, water-like 15% Vitamin C + extra antioxidants (Ferulic Acid & smaller amount of Vitamin E) formula to give the skin environmental protection, boost collagen and even the skin tone.

Made fresh on order, every week.

DESCRIPTION

Pure Vitamin C (or Ascorbic Acid) is a 3-in-1, clinically proven superstar that gives the skin environmental protection (antioxidant), boosts the skin's own collagen production and fades hyperpigmentation. This water-light formula contains 15% Vitamin C & extra antioxidants to give a healthy glow, even and firm the skin. 
3.2-3.4
pH
15%
Ascorbic
Acid
+
Ferulic Acid
Tocopherol

The disadvantage of  pure Vitamin C is that it is super unstable, and hard to formulate with. This formula uses a low pH and extra antioxidants to help to stabilize Vitamin C, but even like this, C-Glow comes only with a couple of months shelf-life. 

To ensure maximum freshness, we create C-Glow in small batches once a week.  We recommend to store it in the fridge, where it keeps fresh at least for 3 months (if unopened it keeps for a couple of month more), while it keeps about 6 weeks at room temperature. 

Who is it for?

Everyone looking for a light-textured, pure Vitamin C + extra antioxidants formula. However, if you have sensitive, redness-prone skin, we do not recommend C-Glow due to its low pH and high pure acid content. 
Skin Type
all skin types except for sensitive 
Skin Problem
dark spots, aging, dull and uneven skin
Texture
fast absorbing, water-like, weightless liquid

How to use it?

Apply a few drops to the face after cleansing, before using other serums and/or creams. Ideal to use in the AM but can be applied PM as well. As the C-Glow formula is water-like, we recommend that you put a drop directly onto your face and quickly pat it on with your other hand.

Ingredients & Research

key ingredients:

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid – 15%) – A clinically proven active that gives the skin environmental protection (antioxidant), boosts collagen production and fades hyperpigmentation. Also gives an instant glow to the skin.

Ferulic acid + Vitamin E – Antioxidants that help to stabilize Vitamin C and increase its antioxidant power. The formula contains high amount of Ferulic Acid, but only a small amount of Vitamin E due to both formulary as well as legal reasons.

Ethoxydiglycol: An important solvent that aids the proper penetration of Vitamin C + solubilizes the high amount of Ferulic Acid into the formula. 

full inci list:

Water, Ascorbic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Peg/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Ferulic Acid, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide

research:

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Volume 11 (4) – Dec 1, 2012, Stability, transdermal penetration, and cutaneous effects of ascorbic acid and its derivatives

The Journal of investigative dermatology., 2005 Oct;125(4):826-32., Ferulic acid stabilizes a solution of vitamins C and E and doubles its photoprotection of skin.

Exp Dermatol. 2003 Jun;12(3):237-44.,Topical ascorbic acid on photoaged skin.