Imagine yourself waking up in the morning in a big bed of the fluffiest, comfiest, coziest blankets you can think of. You hear the birds outside and it’s beautiful. You stretch your arms up and curl your toes as you open your eyes to the incredible sunlight creeping in your windows in sharp rays, and… Oh my gosh. That’s when you see it. The dust. The dirt. The billions and zillions of tiny particles floating around the air. Am I inhaling this everyday?!
The truth is, there is so much in the air and world around us that we don’t realize. While breathing in dust particles sounds unappetizing, that isn’t even the half of it. There are are greater influences all around us that harmfully influence our health. Like what?
FREE RADICALS. For the science geeks out there, these are atoms with an odd number of electrons. These highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction damaging cells within your body. For those of you who are more like us and have no idea what you just read, they are bad and can cause premature aging.
We haven’t met too many people who like the idea of looking old quickly, at least not in our culture. Thankfully, we have a hero to save the day, Super ANTIOXIDANT Man! …No? Well, antioxidants might not have a cape, but they are ones we should be thanking. These are molecules that safely interact with the evil free radicals and destroy the chain reaction they cause before vital damage is done.
There are many antioxidants, but the one we want you to learn about, remember, and tattoo on your forehead is VITAMIN C. Vitamin C is one of the top two (the other being Vitamin A, otherwise known as Retinol) ingredients plastic surgeons recommend for anti-aging. Why?
Think of it this way.
We wear sunscreen to shield us against harmful UVA/UVB rays from the sun that cause skin cancer.
We wear Vitamin C to shield us against harmful free radicals that cause premature aging and cell damage.
Now that we’re all on the same page, it’s time to select the best Vitamin C serum for you. Below are a few of our favorites!
C E FERULIC | Skin: Mature / Dry / Sensitive | With proven efficacy, this Vitamin C serum lives up to 72 hours. It contains the highest amount of pure Vitamin C for a serum. Not only does this serum fight free radicals and shield against environmental stressors, it also yields visible anti-aging benefits, such as the improvement lines and wrinkles, firmness, and a brighter complexion.
PHLORETIN CF | Skin: Hyperpigmentation & Melasma / Acne Scarring / Oily | Have your cake and eat it, too. This powerful serum neutralizes free radicals, but it also is extra exfoliating due to its apple acids (Phloretin), leading to improved discoloration, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.
C + AHA | Skin: Mature / Acne / Hyperpigmentation | This perfect combination serum is the ultimate luxury for the man in your life, busy bee, or mom on the go. Everything you need in one serum to neutralize free radicals and exfoliate and smooth skin to reveal the youthful glow below.