New Favorite: Oil Based Vitamin C!
Vitamin C is such an essential nutrient! Our body doesn't make it, but we need it to repair and regenerate tissues, aid in the absorption of iron, protect against free radical damage, prevent scurvy, and support a healthy immune system.
Vitamin C is also essential for the formulation of collagen! Collagen is that wonderful protein that is the building block for healthy hair and nails as well as smooth skin. As we age, collagen levels decrease leading to the development of wrinkles, sagging skin, hair loss, bone loss, etc.
Over the years, we have tried many different forms of Vitamin C and Vitamin C serums. We've made our own Vitamin C serums for the face, but Vitamin C when mixed with water oxidizes very fast, so we would have to make it when we needed it, and immediately put it in the refrigerator. That may have kept it fresher longer, but it didn't keep our skin from turning orange! The color orange is great in juice or a fashionable sweater, not on the skin!
Ascorbic acid doesn't penetrate the layers of the skin. There are three layers, the epidermis, dermis and the hypodermis and water based Vitamin C just sits on top! The longer it sits there, the better the chance of it turning your skin the color of cheese puffs! You need for the vitamin to penetrate the skin so that it can enter the bloodstream and combine with other nutrients to make it effective.
Luckily, there are forms of Vitamin C that are stabilized and won't lose potency, like Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate. This oil-based nutrient is considered to be more potent than L-ascorbic acid and other Vitamin C compounds, and has a higher rate of penetration (because it is lipid soluble, like human skin) and has a higher rate of conversion to vitamin C within the dermis. According to Epilution.com, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate also has the ability to stimulate the skin to produce glycosaminoglycans, natural moisturizers that allow skin to absorb moisture from the body itself. What this means is that you can now make shelf stable serums that also don't:
*Change colors or oxidize so you don't turn orange!
*Need refrigeration! Keep it in your bathroom or take it
anywhere with you!
*Sit on the skin or feel greasy!
So now, we can make our Vitamin C serums again! This is very exciting for us, because we now have a line of nutrient based skin care products that are very simple and organic whenever possible! They all work together to boost the formulation of collagen on the skin, and help regenerate new skin cells where you apply it. When combined with red light therapy, you have a complete, all natural skin care system!
Purchase our Vitamin C Serums here!
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