The Ugly Truth about Vitamin C Serums
Studies show that Vitamin C can take years off your skin. Yet the vast majority of Vitamin C serums simply don't deliver the results they claim.
Before you purchase another vitamin C serum, make sure it passes these tests...
Vitamin C is one of the best nutrients for your skin. It helps naturally smooth roughness, fade away fine lines, and lighten dark spots. It repairs signs of sun damage and powers-up your skin's own healing response. It also boosts production of collagen and elastin, proteins that help skin stay firm and youthful.
Yet despite all these wonderful benefits, many women tell me they don't notice much of a difference when they use a Vitamin C serum.
Why aren't these women getting good results? Because many of the products on the market aren't all they're cracked up to be. Before you choose a vitamin C serum, make sure it passes these 4 tests...
1. It should contain the most potent, absorbable and active form of Vitamin C
Most topical Vitamin C is commonly found as ascorbic acid. And while this is the most popular and least expensive form of topical Vitamin C, it doesn't absorb into the skin very well. So your skin experiences only a small fraction of the benefits.
Another problem: ascorbic acid is highly unstable. Which means it begins to oxidize the minute it's exposed to air and light.
As a result, the nutrient begins to lose its effectiveness the minute you open the jar... although the label may claim it's potent for one or two years.
The truth is, ascorbic acid is actually old news when it comes to topical vitamin C. Research has uncovered more effective forms that are far more stable and dramatically more potent, so you can experience the most benefits. I'll tell you about those forms in a moment.
2. It shouldn't be a "one note" product
Many Vitamin C serums contain just one active ingredient: vitamin C. Why is this a problem? Because as great as Vitamin C is for skin, it works even better when it's combined with other skin—loving nutrients.
Look for products that include Vitamin C along with Vitamin E, Vitamin A, resveratrol, or other antioxidants. These extra ingredients can turn a so-so Vitamin C product into an outstanding one!
3. It should contain additional moisturizers to keep skin hydrated.
One of the biggest problems with Vitamin C products is that they can dry your skin. So make sure the serum you choose contains additional moisturizers.
The one I recommend is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA has an amazing ability to help hold moisture and repair your skin's barrier. It also "plumps up" your skin, making lines and wrinkles less visible.
Other effective nutrient-rich moisturizers include olive oil, sunflower oil or coconut oil.
4. It should be packaged for the greatest protection and potency
A serum is the best way to give your skin extra protection—but it needs protection, too. That's why you should never buy a vitamin C serum packaged in a jar or dropper bottle.
You see, nutrient-rich serums are just as vulnerable to sun exposure, pollution and environmental toxins as your skin. Once you open that jar or bottle, you immediately compromise the benefits of the skin-loving nutrients it contains.
Plus, dipping your fingers into a jar transfers bacteria from your hands into the product. That causes the precious ingredients to degrade even further.
The most effective Vitamin C products are packaged in an airless pump. This keeps your ingredients stable, potent, and effective for the life of the product. And your skin can reap all the rewards.
Announcing New Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum
Most products on the market fail one or more of these 4 tests. That's why I worked hand-in-hand with the chemists and formulators at Système 41. Together, we developed a spa-strength Vitamin C serum that passes all these tests—and then some.
It's called Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum. And it's specially formulated to lighten and brighten your skin ... fade signs of environmental damage ... and promote a firm, luminous complexion.
Let me tell you more about it now. It starts with...
Two "Next Generation" Vitamin C Extracts
Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum contains 2 "next generation" forms of Vitamin C that run circles around ascorbic acid!
The first is an advanced form of Vitamin C called ethyl ascorbic acid (EAA) And studies show it's far more effective than typical Vitamin C to brighten skin, balance skin tone, and increase skin firmness!
Here's why: Since EAA is water-soluble, it helps to boost your skin's natural moisture factor. So it keeps your skin looking hydrated and smooth.
But that's not all. EAA is a remarkable five times more absorbable than l-ascorbic acid. It doesn't sit on the surface of your skin, like l-ascorbic acid does. Instead, it deeply penetrates to rejuvenate skin aging at the source.
What's more, EAA has the unique ability to repair DNA damage to skin! This is especially important if your complexion shows the after effects of bad sunburn and acne scars.
The second is a new, patented form of Vitamin C called BV-OSC. BV-OSC is fat-soluble, so it absorbs deeply to nourish and renew your delicate skin cells. It's also highly stable and doesn't oxidize or lose effectiveness over time. As a result, it outperforms regular ascorbic acid on multiple levels!
How well does BV-OSC work? In one study, volunteers applied a cream containing BV-OSC to one half of their face. On the other half, they applied a placebo gel.
At the end of the 3-month study, scientists were surprised to find that the side containing BV-OSC showed dramatic improvements in skin hydration ... fewer wrinkles ... and far greater protection against free radical damage.
But that's not all! BV-OSC also...
Reduced the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation by an incredible 80%
Caused age spots to fade by a remarkable 90%
Increased collagen production twice as much as ascorbic acid.
With this kind of effectiveness, you can see why I insisted these next generation "C's" form the foundation of the Système 41 Rejuvenating Serum. Plus, both ethyl ascorbic acid and BV-OSC are highly stable and don't lose their potency—even if they sit on the shelf for months.
As I mentioned earlier, topical vitamin C is even more effective when combined with other key nutrients. So we added 5 vitamin partners to our Rejuvenating Serum that magnify its benefits. They include...
Turbocharge the benefits of Vitamin C by a remarkable 400%!
Vitamin E is an outstanding anti-aging nutrient. It inhibits the effects of ultraviolet light, helping to keep free radicals from damaging your skin. It also prevents scarring, smooths the appearance of existing wrinkles, and fights skin inflammation.
Plus, Vitamin E works in powerful synergy with vitamin C. Together, these antioxidant vitamins form a chemical bond that shields your skin from the ravages of sun, smoke and air pollution. In fact, studies show that Vitamin E turbocharges the benefits of Vitamin C by an impressive 400%!
Vitamins C and E are two of my top recommended nutrients for keeping your skin looking youthful and glowing. But, let me tell you about another skin-loving vitamin. It's also a popular ingredient in many anti-aging skincare products—and for good reason. It works!
Uncover younger-looking skin...without any harsh side effects
Vitamin A - also known as retinyl palmitate - is a gentle antioxidant that promotes cell turnover. So it sloughs away dead skin cells and makes your skin appear soft and lustrous.
It also helps relieve acne and other skin breakouts, as well as improving discoloration and wrinkles caused by sun exposure. Needless to say, retinyl palmitate is a safe, soothing solution to help reverse the effects of time on your face. But we didn't stop there...
The "B's" that boost youthful firmness and elasticity
Panthenol, otherwise known as Vitamin B5, is a member of the B-complex family - and one of the best vitamins for skin health.
Vitamin B5 is a natural hydrator that can moisturize, soothe and regenerate skin. As a result, it can make dry skin smoother and more elastic.
But that's that all. Panthenol is also a potent natural anti-inflammatory that eases irritation and inflammation. In fact, studies show it can speed the healing of skin wounds by 30%.
Another powerhouse "B" is Vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide. Vitamin B3 can help firm and reduce signs of aging, erase skin discoloration and revive healthy tone and texture.
B3 also reduces the breakdown of collagen...while increasing the growth of skin-healthy fibroblasts. So it promotes overall firmness and elasticity, too.
By the way, if you've heard that niacin can trigger redness or a flushing sensation, don't worry. Niacinamide does not cause any of these effects.
Vitamin D: Good for your bones. Great for your skin!
The final vitamin partner in the Système 41 Rejuvenating Serum is a popular bone-health vitamin. In fact, you may be taking it already. But you may not know that it's essential to promote a glowing complexion, too.
When you don't have enough Vitamin D, the outer layer of your skin becomes thinner and more fragile. Dryness and wrinkles set in as moisture is lost.
Boost the vitamin D levels in your skin, and your complexion forms a watertight barrier that locks in moisture and keeps your skin soft and supple.
Vitamin D also helps minimize acne, boost elasticity, stimulate collagen production, enhance radiance, and lessen the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum includes Vitamin D as calcitriol, its most active form.
Now, if you've ever enjoyed a cup of yogurt or glass of wine, you may know that fermentation can produce foods that are delicious and deliver significant health benefits.
Well it turns out that this same process that can transform our foods can also contribute to making an ingredient to transform our skin!
And that's where the next beauty complex in Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum comes in. It's a new, fermented form of resveratrol called pichia resveratrol ferment. And it works so well, that studies claim it can give you...
"Fewer lines and wrinkles in just 28 days..."
In this 28-day study, volunteers were divided into 2 groups. One group applied a lotion containing fermented resveratrol extract to their face. The other group used a placebo lotion.
The results were amazing! The group using the fermented resveratrol experienced a dramatic change in skin firmness, facial elasticity, and overall appearance.
Scientists also noticed that the fermented resveratrol helped lift the skin, making sagging much less noticeable. Meanwhile, the placebo group saw little, if any improvement.
Another study found that this new fermented resveratrol extract helped promote collagen production and increase overall skin firmness. While still other research showed it prevented skin irritation and inflammation, too.
Clearly, Pichia Resveratrol Ferment is a game-changer when it comes to younger-looking skin. Which is why we made sure it was included in our new Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum.
With two next-generation forms of vitamin C ... 5 powerful vitamin "partners" ... plus the newly-discovered pichia resveratrol ferment ... Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum already contains more active ingredients than most other serums you'll find.
But we didn't stop there.
My goal was to pack only the most advanced, most effective nutrients in our Vitamin C serum - and this next ingredient is no exception. It's a single-celled superfood that's chock full of micronutrients and other compounds crucial for radiant, age-defying skin.
The Ancient Sea Algae That Chases Dark Circles Away
Chlorella is a single-cell, fresh water algae that's an abundant source of amino acids, trace minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and immune-boosting beta glucans.
And while this tiny superfood is great for overall health - it's remarkable for your skin.
Chlorella helps increase firmness and tone while promoting circulation into the micro-capillaries in your skin. As a result, chlorella helps even out skin tone and helps dark circles, redness, and other imperfections fade away. It's also rich in compounds that promote tissue repair and regeneration.
We use only the highest-quality chlorella, grown in a pure, controlled environment and cleanly processed so that it's free of contaminants.
The result: Beautiful, ageless skin - no matter how old you may be.
Finally, Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum contains additional herbs and nutrients for even more age-defying results...
That's right! You'll also find a powerhouse of other natural extracts shown to renew and revitalize every inch of your skin like never before. Ingredients like....
Pomegranate: This ancient fruit delivers a rich bounty of age-defying antioxidants that nourish, protect, and rejuvenate skin. Pomegranate not only slows down collagen breakdown, but also extends the life of fibroblasts - the cells that produce collagen and elastin. So it can improve skin elasticity and help fine lines and wrinkles fade away.
Gotu Kola. This naturally healing, anti-aging herb is rich in triterpenoids (tri-TER-pen-oids), compounds that help promote natural skin repair, support overall skin health and even strengthen hair and nails. Gotu Kola also is excellent for soothing skin irritation and repairing skin imperfections.
Arnica Montana. This simple meadow flower is a potent source of flavonoids and other compounds that promote healthy, youthful skin. It's a natural healer that calms and soothes irritation and inflammation. Arnica also helps relieve puffiness around the eyes, while defending against environmental toxins.
Rose Hip Seed Oil: I call rosehips a miracle balm for your skin. It gently lightens dark spots and reduces scars and wrinkles. Packed with skin-loving vitamins, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants, rose hip works especially well with vitamin C to erase dark spots and reduce visible lines while improving natural skin tone.
Green Tea: Without a doubt, green tea is one of the best antioxidants for aging skin. It's rich in compounds such as EGCG and oligomeric proanthocyanidians (OPCs) that can actually help reactivate skin cells damaged by sunlight, pollution, or poor diet. It also protects against typical signs of aging while making your complexion appear moist and supple.
This luxurious serum also includes chamomile ...calendula ... squalane... DMAE... and other remarkable nutrients. Together, they help promote collagen production, repair visible signs of environmental damage, brighten skin tone and much, much more.
Plus, all these skin-loving ingredients are placed in a moisturizing base of Hyaluronic acid, coconut oil and olive oil that nourish, moisturize and soothe.
Get your GLOW back for good!
No matter how well you care for your skin, there are times when your complexion needs extra help. And that's where Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum can shine!
It's amazing, really, how it can actually restore lustrous, bright, and smooth skin. You can be one of those women other women envy, with skin so naturally young and beautiful you can flaunt it. You'll grab your keys and head out the door without a second thought.
You'll never have to give in to old, tired-looking skin again!
Plus, it works fast. Within just 3 days, you'll begin to notice a renewed glow as the nutrients in the serum start to work. In just two short weeks, you'll notice brown patches and age spots begin to fade. Your complexion will appear silky and more even-toned.
Apply Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum morning and night, followed by your moisturizing cream. It's the most painless, luxurious and effective way to brighten, repair and rejuvenate your skin. It can even help improve the look of wrinkles you thought were unavoidable!
Use as directed, and your skin will continue to look and feel healthy, firm, and glowing for years to come. And like every other Système 41 product, our Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum is 100% natural. No chemical emulsifiers...no silicones...no synthetic fragrance...no petroleum-based oils. Just gentle, pure ingredients that love your skin.
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Yours for younger-looking skin,
Janet Zand, O.M.D. L.Ac
PS: Système 41 Rejuvenating Vitamin C Serum is a genuine breakthrough in skin care that contains two "next generation" forms of Vitamin C … as well as the most advanced ingredients I know of to help dial back the clock on aging skin. Please click here or call 1-800-791-3446 to order at Special Introductory Savings today. Remember, there's absolutely no risk … and I'm confident you'll be thrilled with the results.
* Dr. Janet Zand is compensated by Système 41 for her work in formulating and endorsing this product.