What is Glutaglow-C® Serum
Stable Vitamin C 20% Serum with a lot of additional extremely effective and proven components helps to boost collagen production, lighten hyperpigmentation, filling in fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is also great for protecting skin from damage, especially from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.
Main ingredients of Glutaglow-C® Serum
Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Stable Vitamin C 20% – amazingly, vitamin C’s skin-saving benefits aren’t limited to its antioxidant status. It has plenty of other skin-healing properties that make it worthy of a permanent place in your medicine cabinet. For one, because it’s highly acidic, when vitamin C is used topically the skin is triggered to heal itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are both naturally occurring protein fibers that help keep skin plump and firm. So, in helping to promote collagen production, topical vitamin C can help prevent premature aging of the skin.
Glutathione 2% – although glutathione is generally used for treating health conditions, it is also an effective skin lightener. This is due to the presence of an amino acid called Cysteine. This amino acid has been proven to lighten skin color in sun-exposed skin. If however, you want a skin tone that is lighter than the tone you were born with (also known as skin whitening), you are out of luck. Glutathione lightens your skin in two ways.
- Glutathione lowers the production of melanin in your skin. Melanin is a substance that gives your skin, eyes and hair its color.
- Glutathione also causes your body to produce lighter skin tones, rather than darker skin tones.
By lowering your skin’s melanin production and by your skin producing lighter tones, your skin will begin to appear like its original tone without the sun blemishes. If you want to know what your original skin tone looks like, take a look at your inner arms. The amount of skin whitening you will receive is dependant on how often you apply it to your skin. People with a lighter complexion will see results between 3-4 months of use, while people with a darker complexion will see results between 6-12 months.
Niacinamide 2% – niacinamide, which is also called nicotinamide, is one of two major forms of vitamin B3 (niacin) found in supplements (the other is nicotinic acid). It helps manage acne, rosacea, pigmentation issues, and wrinkles. Niacinamide’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an attractive treatment for skin conditions marked by inflammation, like acne. In fact, in two double-blind studies—one published in 2013 and the other published in 1995, both in the International Journal of Dermatology—a topical preparation of 4 percent niacinamide treated moderate acne just as well as 1 percent clindamycin (a topical antibiotic commonly prescribed to acne patients) when applied twice daily for eight weeks.
Other research suggests that a 2 percent topical niacinamide may also inhibit the production of oil, which could be beneficial to people dealing with acne. Plus, both dermatologists we talked to say that niacinamide is relatively nonirritating compared to other acne treatments, making it an especially attractive option for people with dry or sensitive skin. There is also evidence that topical niacinamide can help repair the function of the stratum corneum, the protective outer layer of skin, which may add to its anti-inflammatory effects.
Beta-Arbutin 2% – arbutin is extracted from bearberry leaves because of their melanin-inhibiting properties. Arbutin is a clean, water-soluble form and is considered one of the most advanced natural ingredients in skincare, given its effectiveness in inhibiting pigmentation. It has also been shown to work well on all skin types and skin tones.
Medical research has proven that arbutin is very effective in treating pigmentations, age spots and it can also inhibit the negative effects of UV-radiation thanks to its sun protection properties. Arbutin evens out skin tone and is also effective in treating acne scars. Some studies have also shown that arbutin can help to treat skin redness, also known as erythema. Arbutin can also be combined with other skincare ingredients to maximize its efficacy, for example, with alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) to exfoliate skin and facilitate its absorption of arbutin. When paired with Vitamin C, arbutin imparts even skin tone with improved radiance.
Orange and Lemon Peel Extract 2% with Dimethicone 2% and Chamomile Extract 2%.