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 with a relatively short, 6 months shelf-life.
The official shelf life of C-Glow is 6 months from production, unopened. To ensure maximum freshness, we manufacture small batches of C-Glow every week. On average, by the time a C-Glow reaches our customers it is about 2-4 weeks “old”. To minimize oxidation & maximize freshness, we recommend to store it in the fridge, where it keeps fresh even beyond its official 6 months shelf life. If going to the fridge every day for your C-Glow does not sound comfortable, we recommend to use this 10 ml mini bottle. You can easily decant a few weeks worth of C-Glow into it, and store the mini bottle in the bathroom, while having the C-Glow bottle in the fridge. Click here for the C-Glow mini bottle.
Who is it for?
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 in the 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.
Shelf life: 6 months from production (unopened), 3 months PAO (period after opening).
Ingredients & Research
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 a high amount of Ferulic Acid, and a smaller amount of vitamin E.
Dimethyl Isosorbide – A new-generation solvent that aids the proper penetration of Vitamin C + solubilizes the high amount of Ferulic Acid into the formula.
full inci list:
Aqua (Water), (L-)Ascorbic Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Butylene Glycol, Peg/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Ferulic Acid, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide
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.
This is a very light serum that effectively rejuvenates your skin with out breaking it out!
This was the first time i purchase this product and looking at past reviews i had high expectations and this product did not disappoint. A while after (like a month or two) i saw significant difference in my face, it was brighter and looked more radiant. Im absolutely in love with it and not only that this company also has wonderful customer service. When i purchased at first there was problem but they answered really swiftly and solved the problem appropriately. If your looking for a place with quality product and service. I highly recommend c-glow.
This is the best Vitamin C I’ve tried that actually works and I’ve tried a lot! Plus it’s cheap. 😍
As a guy, skincare can be a world of something we’ve never experienced. I found G&G on a post and was stoked that their website explained everything that the products were used for as well as their ingredients. The C glow specifically makes my skin feel refreshed and renewed. I’ve been using it in the morning and night for about a month and I feel like it’s making a huge difference in the appearance and feeling of my skin.
Uso la vitamina C da molti anni ma non sono mai riuscita a trovarne una veramente adatta alla mia pelle. Alcune erano troppo appiccicose, altre addirittura si ossidavano sulla mia pelle, facendomi diventare arancione... La svolta è arrivata quando ho sentito una persona su Instagram parlare della vitamina C di Geek & Gorgeus e ho deciso di provarla... SPETTACOLARE! È la vitamina C perfetta: liquida, non appiccicosa, si assorbe subito. Per me da 10 e lode!