Ascorbic Acid, Gold, Glutathione; our newest Ascorbic acid delivery system serves to improve the stability of ascorbic acid, and extends the lifespan of ascorbic acid in the skin. Additionally, glutathione is a precursor to ascorbic acid, so it regenerates ascorbic acid as it is used up by our skin. This results in an effective delivery system that far outperforms any % of free ascorbic acid or other ascorbic acid derivatives. Also, with regular ascorbic acid, it becomes a pro-oxidant as it gets oxidized- essentially meaning that it may in fact donate free radicals back. The glutathione conjugation prevents this from ever becoming a pro-oxidant.
In vivo, the conjugated ascorbic acid at the percent we are using in the formula provides an antioxidant capacity comparable to a 50% ascorbic acid solution. And, because it’s 100% stable- it retains this efficacy after the product has been opened. Formulas containing regular ascorbic acid will see about 80-90% decrease in ascorbic acid content after just 6 days. So, if you have a 15% vitamin C serum, it only retains about 2% of its ascorbic acid content after a week. This content continues to decrease over time. This is not the case with the conjugated ascorbic acid. So, not only do we get a huge increase in efficacy, but the product retains its efficacy over time. Additionally, with free ascorbic acid, only about 30% of whatever we apply topically will penetrate the skin in its effective state. With the conjugation system, 100% of the ascorbic acid penetrates. So, with a 15% vitamin C serum, on the very first day that you use it (before it’s oxidized by 90% in one week), you’re only getting about 4.5% ascorbic acid that actually penetrates the skin in its active form. With the conjugated ascorbic acid, 100% of the applied ascorbic acid content will be bioavailable to the skin
Light fluid orange color serum with lightly scented citrus essential oils of Grapefruit and lemon.
Spa & Home – Spa and Home – Apply after thorough cleansing and toning.
Ascorbic Acid, Gold, Glutathione;– Ascorbic acid complex is designed to keep ascorbic acid 100% stable over time and increase the penetration of vitamin C into the skin. By conjugating ascorbic acid to gold, its bioavailability is increased drastically, and glutathione (a vitamin C precursor) helps to replenish ascorbic acid as it’s broken down.
Gold (Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Gold) – A collagen boosting peptide for an anti-wrinkle effect. The peptide is bound to gold to extend the bioactivity of the peptide from 30 minutes to 36 hours.
Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract – Extract from Kakadu plum, which contains the world’s highest source of Vitamin C. Studies on this active have shown that it also stimulates the transport of Vitamin C into the skin and boosts collagen synthesis.
Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract – Collagen boosting and marine biofermented to improve hydration and barrier function, protect skin from blue light pollution, and provide skin with a natural glow.
Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid, Gold, Glutathione, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Glycerin, Ubiquinone, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sorbitol, Propanediol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 80, Annatto (CI 75120), Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Laureth-7, Glyceryl Caprylate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide