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Skinceuticals Vitamin C Serums — General Advice

Life and potency of serums may be extended by keeping refrigerated.

Use once a day, in the morning.

The maximum recommended application for the face is 4—5 drops.

In case of any peeling or drying, exfoliate more often and incorporate Hydrating B5 Gel after the application of Vitamin C Serum.

Maximum daily sun protection is afforded by combining Skinceuticals C E Ferulic with Skinceuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30.

Improvements in skin tone, texture, colour and decreases in the appearance of fine lines, deeper wrinkles and pore size are progressive over several months treatment and continue to accrue for up to one year after the commencement of treatment, providing the serums are used in association with an appropriate sunscreen each and every day.

For faster results and added improvements to skin texture, combine with regular use of proteolytic exfoliating enzymes or mixed alpha hydroxy acids such as those found in Skinceuticals Intense Line Defense, Skinceuticals Renew Overnight Treatments and Jan Marini Bioclear Cream/Lotion.

Patients prone to skin sensitivity can start with Skinceuticals Serum 10 before moving to more concentrated and active serums.

If treating hyperpigmentation, apply Skinceuticals Phyto Plus over your Skinceuticals Vitamin C Serum. Sunscreen is also a compulsory part of any hyperpigmentation treatment.

Cutaneous vitamin c content cannot be meaningfully enhanced through systemic absorption, however ensure an adequate supply of this nutrient to avoid your body leeching it from your skin.

Ascorbic Acid vs. Ascorbyl Palmitate

Few anti-aging skin care options create as much angst and long-term trepidation as the choice between ascorbic acid and ascorbyl palmitate.

The two prevailing forms of Vitamin C are neither technically nor cosmetically equivalent.

Their suitability and effectiveness for individuals wishing to limit unnecessary permanent damage and increase/restore lift and firmness, both in the long and short term, varies considerably from person to person.

Melbourne Dermatology has compiled extensive data from Visia Medical Complexion Analysis and patient feedback in a new monograph discussing current science and cosmetic dermatological practice.

Patient Spectrum, Patient Benefits: Ascorbic Acid vs Ascorbyl Palmitate — Truth and Utility of Dermatological Vitamin Cs is an authoritative and definitive survey and analysis of current topical Vitamin C theory and practice.

The condensed version serves to arbitrate among various skin conditions, types and cosmetic desires, guiding users quickly to the best possible protocol of use and therefore the most beneficial, satisfying and durable result.


Sunday, 23 March 2008

Enhancing Absorption and Penetration of Topical Vitamin C

Enhancing the absorption and penetration of skin care products containing topical Vitamin C, such as Jan Marini C-ESTA, Skinceuticals C E Ferulic and a range of other formulations from IS Clinical, is easy and leads to improvements in:

  • firmness;
  • skin texture;
  • skin tone;
  • colouring.

To achieve improved absorption:

  1. Always ensure skin is free of stifling dead skin cells by making regular use of an evenly acting and thorough exfoliating product containing either one or more of glycolic, salicylic acid or proteolytic enzymes.
  2. If using topical Vitamin C during the day, try applying the Vitamin C, waiting 30 seconds to one minute, then applying an appropriate exfoliating product on top (see below) before finishing with a moisturizer/sunscreen (see below).

These recommendations are especially helpful in improving wear in those individuals with very oily, very dry or sensitive skin.

Recommended protocols for improved absorption of topical Vitamin C (AM and/or PM)


Normal to Dry or Combination Skin using Jan Marini

C-ESTA Serum + Bioclear Lotion + Age Intervention Cream/Serum and/or Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30.

Uniformly Very Dry Skin using Jan Marini

Jan Marini C-ESTA Cream + Bioclear Cream + Age Intervention Cream/TGF Cream and/or Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30.

Uniformly Very Oily Skin using Jan Marini

C-ESTA Serum or Oil Control Serum + Bioclear Lotion + TGF Serum and/or Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30.


Normal to Dry or Combination Skin using Skinceuticals

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic + Skinceuticals Intense Line Defense + Skinceuticals Sunscreen SPF 20 or 30.

Uniformly Very Dry Skin using Skinceuticals

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic + Skinceuticals Intense Line Defense + Skinceuticals Skin Firming Cream (younger very dry skin) or Face Cream (peri/post-menopausal very dry skin) + Skinceuticals Sunscreen SPF 20 or 30.

Uniformly Very Oily Skin using Skinceuticals

Skinceuticals Serum 10, 15 or 20 AOX + Skinceuticals Intense Line Defense + Skinceuticals Daily Sun Defense SPF 20.

Notes:

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Ascorbic Acid vs. Ascorbyl Palmitate — The Primary Antioxidant/Firming Quandry (2007)

An Introduction to Skinceuticals

Skinceuticals Antioxidant Serums — Primary Benefits to Skin Health and Condition

Enhancing Absorption and Penetration of Topical Vitamin C

Cosmetic Dermatology Newsletter Summer 2007


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An Introduction to Skinceuticals Topical Antioxidant Therapy : Skinceuticals Antioxidant Serums — Primary Benefits to Skin Health and Condition : Understanding Photoprotection : Skinceuticals Phloretin CF : Skinceuticals C E Ferulic — Maximal Primary Antioxidants 30 mL/1 Fl. Oz. : Skinceuticals Serum 20 AOX+ : Skinceuticals Serum 15 AOX+ — Firming Primary Antioxidant : Skinceuticals Serum 10 AOX+ — Extra Gentle Firming Primary Antioxidant : Skinceuticals C + AHA — Resurfacing Firming Primary Antioxidant : Skinceuticals Eye Gel AOX+ — Firming Eye Contour Primary Antioxidant : Skinceuticals Vitamin C Serums — General Advice : Skin Care References for Skinceuticals Serums - Topical Antioxidants : Discontinued Skinceuticals Serums (Pre-Ferulic Acid/AOX+) :


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