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You should never see water as an ingredient on your vitamin C serum label.

Why?

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.

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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.

"Vitamin C is not always stable when formulated because it's very sensitive to light and tends to break down when mixed with water.
This is why many C-serums look brownish or yellow. If your vitamin c has a brownish color to it, it won't do it's job because it's already breaking down.
This is exactly why I had to formulate my own vitamin C – without water."
"Vitamin C is not always stable when formulated because it's very sensitive to light and tends to break down when mixed with water.
This is why many C-serums look brownish or yellow. If your vitamin c has a brownish color to it, it won't do it's job because it's already breaking down.
This is exactly why I had to formulate my own vitamin C – without water."

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.

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WHAT's INSIDE:

C Antioxidant Gel 20%

Cyclopentasiloxane
Common emollient leaves a silky-smooth, non-greasy finish

Isododecane
Helps seal-in moisture and provides lightweight, smooth application

Polysilicone-23
Prevents water-loss and optimizes product delivery

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
A fat-soluble form of vitamin-C that more effectively absorbs into skin

Tocopherol Acetate
Acts synergistically with vitamin C to further reduce free radical damage

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Overview
of C Antioxidant Gel 20%

Water-free formulation

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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