Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vitamin C super serum

I'm Fabulous Vitamin C Biophotonic formulations are superior to most of the C products on the market….due to our use of a uniquely stabilized vitamin C called Stay C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate). 

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is water soluble and is a salt form. It is easily bio-converted to Vitamin C by skin enzymes. Ascorbyl Palmitate is the more commonly used form of vitamin C in skin care formulations today. 

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate is more stable, meaning that it will not yellow the product base as quickly. 

The reason that we do not use the more commonly used Ascorbyl Palmitate is that it is not as easily converted to Vitamin C in the remains in the ester form for a longer period of time. 
This is not optimal as we want the skin to bio-convert the pro-vitamin form and take up the C right away! 

What good will a vitamin C concentrate do for your complexion and skin cells if it cannot actually penetrate into the skin? So what we are saying here is that the more commonly used Ascorbyl Palmitate is more stable but less bio-available to the skin. 

I'm Fabulous® use Stay C at concentrations that may turn the base a light cream color over time. That is because vitamin C is active...all vitamins are active and sensitive to light. 

The main reason the Palmitate version was created was to avoid the yellowing in formulation but really had nothing to do with the skin efficacy. 

Did you know that Vitamin-C is necessary for the production of collagen, the major structural protein of the skin and although visible differences will not be seen for approximately two months, you may notice a visible difference in skin texture, color and tone in as early as a few days. Topical Vitamin-C products will start to be absorbed by the skin almost immediately. Because these vitamin-C products were developed as a preventative treatment with the goal of protecting the skin from further environmental damage, the skin will benefit the moment the vitamin-C is applied. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will become less noticeable within two to six months. Individual results will vary, depending upon the condition of the skin at the time of initial use. Research shows that topical vitamin-C offers photo-protective qualities.

Oxidative damage shows up on our faces in the form of sun spots, discoloration, wrinkles, sagging, and loss of elasticity and glow. Vitamin C prevents oxidative damage by neutralizing oxygen-free radicals before they can attack the body. 

Some Vitamin C is available to the body by oral ingestion, but many individuals do not achieve even the minimum daily requirement through diet or supplements. Furthermore, Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, and so must be reintroduced into the body AND skin on a daily basis. 

I'm Fabulous®’ scientists and formulators have refined ways to stabilize and deliver additional amounts of key Vitamin C into the skin. 

Continued research has demonstrated that properly formulated vitamin C combinations work synergistically to provide enhanced benefit. Recent studies show that topical application of optimized Vitamin C combinations can provide up to eight-fold antioxidant protection, up to ninety-six percent reduction of sunburn cells, and prevent the formation of free radicals in UV irradiated skin (sun exposed skin).

The cutting edge of skin care research shows that aging skin is the result of more than just years on the calendar. Exposure to environmental elements like sunlight, smoke, and air pollution causes photo-aging in skin. Not only does this lead to the formation of lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation - it can lead to more serious skin conditions including skin cancer. 

A comprehensive Vitamin C program can help prevent photo-aging and the onset of more serious skin conditions. Topical vitamin C has now been shown to provide up to eight times the skin’s natural protection from UV damage. 

Vitamin C protects your skin from the sun in ways that sunscreens can’t.

When used together, Vitamin C and sunscreens provide almost complete photo-protection - preventing photo-aging, preventing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting vibrant skin health.

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