What is Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum?
Made with stabilized Vitamin C derivative “Ethyl Ascorbic Acid” that has 86% pure Vitamin C content. That is much higher than the 40-50% content present in other Vitamin C derivatives. At a pH of ~4.0, it is highly stable and effective.
Contains 1% Acetyl Glucosamine (AG), an amino-monosaccharide (simple sugar), and a precursor of hyaluronic acid, that provides skin moisturization, and boosts natural Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, and regulates natural exfoliation.
Boosted with Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) which are new age hydroxy acids, suitable even for sensitive skin. PHAs gently remove dead skin cells to give skin a glow. Also have antioxidant/chelation, barrier strengthening, and moisturizing effects.
Formulated in Centella Water to soothe and heal the skin. Also, formulated with ET-VC, high purity Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, from Corum Inc, Taiwan.
- Vitamin C (Ethyl Ascorbic Acid): A proven antioxidant that visibly brightens dull skin and fades dark spots.
- Acetyl Glucosamine: Not only lightens skin tone, but it also promotes the synthesis of Hyaluronic Acid to improve skin hydration.
- Gluconolactone (PHA): They not just exfoliate gently, but also functions as humectants. Also, provide protection against UV radiation.
Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum contains L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 10% as the active ingredient. Vitamin C keeps the skin soft, smooth, and supple, beneficial in removing wrinkles, fines lines, and flaky, and dry skin
Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum helps to stimulate the growth of collagen cells and restore the resiliency of the skin, resulting in smoother-looking skin. Anhydrous micronized prescription-strength Vitamin C is an antioxidant that scavenges free radicals and makes the skin healthy, helps to reduce the symptoms of acne, and stimulates exfoliation of the skin, revealing the smoother and fresher skin underneath.
Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum contains a stable highly concentrated formula of medical strength 15 percent L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in combination with Acetyl Glucosamine that offers antioxidant properties which make the skin feel look radiant and rejuvenated.
Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum should be used under medical supervision. The serum gel helps to counteract wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production, serum gives younger-looking skin by tightening the outer epidermis surface. Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum with pure raw Vitamin C 10% nourishes and hydrates the skin and helps in maintaining the skin’s elasticity leaving the firm and younger-looking skin. It promotes cell regeneration and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It visibly reduces skin pigmentation marks, black spots, and blemishes and gives clear, bright, and radiant skin.
Vitamin C: Vitamins C and E have specific roles in your skin’s health. Vitamin C helps reduce the effects of sun damage, which dries out skin and reduces its elasticity. Vitamin E helps repair rough or dry skin, including skin damaged by sunlight. Topical applications of such vitamins are more effective since the skin ends up receiving a higher concentration of nutrients.
Vitamin C in Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum packs a powerful punch full of antioxidants when used in skincare. It turns out that it’s not only an added benefit in tasty citrus fruits but it’s also been proven to do great things for skin when used within a stable formula such as L-ascorbic acid. Vitamin C gel should be stored in opaque packaging in order to keep the product from oxidizing. Oxidization can make the product lose its strength.
When applied topically to the skin Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum, the vitamins C and E have been shown to help to do an array of great things for the skin. It can work to promote the production of collagen, protect skin from harmful rays of the sun and diminish the appearance of sun damage. It can also boost the benefits of skin peels and microdermabrasion. Vitamin C can strengthen and improve the barrier of the skin while simultaneously reducing inflammation.
Vitamin C is a proven skin-brightener and antioxidant for decades. It boosts collagen formation and effectively targets visible signs of aging, giving skin the much-needed glow.
- 88% of subjects felt this serum improved skin radiance in 4 weeks
- 90% of subjects said their dark spots faded after 8 weeks
- 93% of subjects said skin felt healthier after 4 weeks of usage
Vitamin C 10% skin benefits
The anhydrous form and high concentration of vitamin C allow efficient stabilization and delivery to the skin cells. As the most potent antioxidant of all enzymes, ascorbic acid fights free radicals, boosts collagen production, and reduces unequal melanin secretion.
Age-defying. The skin, among other body organs, is the most prone to aging. It covers and protects against external damaging factors. The skin is exposed to pollutants and free radicals, which accelerate the skin aging process. Free radicals are the outcome of natural reactions with oxygen. Their production is inevitable, and it is constantly occurring in our bodies.
Free radicals are unstable compounds that must steal electrons from nearby tissues to become stable. Free radicals wreaking havoc on the body s atoms leads to healthy proteins denaturing and mutilation.
Therefore, the tissues need antioxidants to clear free radicals before they cause harm to the skin cells or collagen. Free radicals amount escalates with age, as most of the biological processes slow down. There is a critical line when there are too many free radicals and limited electrons to steal. The free radicals attack the skin cells DNA. The damage manifests in the skin as wrinkles, discolorations, fine lines, and sagging.
Potent antioxidants like Vitamin C balance the potential of the free radicals by giving them electrons and subsequently inactivating them. In Conclusion, Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum is a potent vitamin C gel with advanced stabilization technology that allows high absorption and deep penetration.
Why Vitamin C 10% Serum
One approach to improving vitamin C stability and reducing the potential for skin irritation is to use the anhydrous vehicle, i.e. a topical base cream containing no water. Since water acts as a catalyst for vitamin C oxidation, an anhydrous environment reduces the rate of vitamin C degradation. Anhydrous vitamin C is more stable not only during storage but also on the skin after the application. This is an important advantage, even compared to some stabilized water-based vitamin C formulas, which may store well but still oxidize quickly on the skin surface. Furthermore, anhydrous vitamin C tends to be less irritating than regular ascorbic acid products because the irritation is caused mainly by hydrogen ions generated by acid-dissociating in water.
More importantly, evidence indicates that ultrafine microcrystalline vitamin C in an anhydrous vehicle can stimulate collagen synthesis. In a 2006 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Dr. Geoffrey K. Heber and co-workers study the effects of 20 – 23% ultrafine microcrystalline anhydrous vitamin C on the collagen synthesis in the sections of human skin. The researchers found increased production of both type I and type III collagen (both of these types of collagen are important for youthful skin).
Another solution is to use vitamin C derivatives, which may provide skin benefits similar to unmodified vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) but tend to be more stable and less irritating. Unfortunately, vitamin C derivatives have limitations of their own. While a number of vitamin C derivatives appear promising as collagen boosters, more studies are needed to definitively determine which ones are as effective as vitamin C itself. Also, due to variation in individual skin biochemistry some people who respond to vitamin C do not respond to its derivatives and vice versa.
The best of both worlds – Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum. There is some evidence that combining water-soluble and oil-soluble forms of vitamin C may provide synergistic skin benefits through broader antioxidant protection and better penetration. However, combining high concentrations of oil and water-soluble active ingredients is often technically difficult using typical skincare vehicles. Fortunately, in the case of vitamin C, some anhydrous vehicles allow combining high potency vitamin C with its oil-soluble derivatives while providing the extra stability of the water-free base. For example, one can combine L-ascorbic acid (water-soluble) and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (oil-soluble) in an anhydrous vehicle. A study of such a formula, conducted by Drs Fitzpatrick and Rostan, was published in Dermatological Surgery (a peer-reviewed journal) in 2002. The researchers used a combination of L-ascorbic acid and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate in anhydrous polysilicon gel base applied to one-half of the face vs. an inactive polysilicon gel base applied to the opposite side. The researchers concluded that the formulation produced “clinically visible and statistically significant improvement in wrinkling when used topically for 12 weeks” and that “the improvement correlated with biopsy evidence of new collagen formation.”
While many biocompatible organic vehicles may be used as an anhydrous base (e.g. glycerin), the best results seem to be obtained either with siloxanes/polysilicon or a mixture of oil and emulsifying wax. Siloxanes and polysilicon are related to silicon-containing organic compounds often used as skin protectants. They appear particularly effective in forming an anhydrous film that protects the skin surface from irritation, oxidation, and other offenses. The mixture of oil and emulsifying wax is another anhydrous alternative, which, in one laboratory study, appeared to be even more effective than the polysilicon vehicle. More research is needed to determine an optimal anhydrous vehicle for real-life use as well as to compare various regular and anhydrous vitamin C formulas head-to-head.
How to use Minimalist® Vitamin C 10% Face Serum
After cleansing and toning your face, take 2-3 drops of Vitamin C serum on your fingertips with the dropper.
Apply it to the face by gently tapping it on the skin. With a circular motion, evenly spread the serum and allow your skin to absorb it.