to a superior C serum
You should never see water as an ingredient on your vitamin C serum label.
Anhydrous (waterless) formulations preserve the efficacy and shelf-life of vitamin C, meaning you are using a more effective antioxidant when using an anhydrous formulation.
see the difference
see the difference
If your Vitamin C serum is brownish, sticky or has an unpleasant smell it has likely degraded due to oxidation due to water in the formula.
how does vitamin c work?
Tetrahexlydecyl Ascorbate (THD Ascorbate) is a lipid soluble form of vitamin C that's known to be 50x more effective than standard L-Ascorbic acid. Lipid soluble vitamin C is considered superior simply because it absorbs into the fatty layers of skin more easily than water-soluble alternatives.
Tina Alster M.D. Creator & Co-Founder of The A Method®
water v.s. lipid-soluble vitamins
Lipid-soluble vitamins dissolve in fat (rather than water) and can stay in your body for up to 6 months – whereas water-soluble vitamins are absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
Water-soluble vitamins aren’t stored in the body long-term. They enter your bloodstream and anything our bodies don't need immediately is purged via urine. Since water-soluble vitamins don’t hang around long in the bloodstream, they need to be replenished frequently.
C Antioxidant Gel 20%
Common emollient leaves a silky-smooth, non-greasy finish
Helps seal-in moisture and provides lightweight, smooth application
Prevents water-loss and optimizes product delivery
A fat-soluble form of vitamin-C that more effectively absorbs into skin
Acts synergistically with vitamin C to further reduce free radical damage
of C Antioxidant Gel 20%
20% concentration of THD Ascorbate (lipid-soluble Vitamin c)
Neutralizes free radicals to help prevent premature aging
Formulated with Vitamin E for boosted antioxidant activity
Skin brightening and collagen enhancing
Silky-smooth silicone base ensures optimal delivery
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