Vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) is one of the best-known topical antioxidants. This serum was designed to be an addition to our original serum, to work in harmony with it, or to be used as a substitute. This particular serum fights free radicals even more fiercely with the addition of White Tea (helps to stimulate the skin, nourishes, and is anti-inflammatory), and Vitamin E (heals, repairs, and encourages the growth of healthy cell membranes).
Please keep refrigerated and use it within 90 days of receiving this serum. This serum is an opaque liquid, if it changes color to yellow or orange do not use it because that means it has begun to oxidize.
More Information About Vitamin C: Vitamin C moisturizes and softens skin, exfoliates the skin, cleanses, and encourages collagen growth. Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant. It also has a mild lightning effect.
Method of Application: Apply a few drops of this serum on your clean fingertips, and smooth it across your clean skin. Use during the water-soluble phase of your skin routine (after you cleanse, tone, and exfoliate before you apply any oils or creams).
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients
Finished products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend shelf life. Shelf life is 9 - 12 months
Sample sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (except our vitamin C serums - use within 90 days).
Please try to keep out of high humidity or heat if possible! Store out of direct light and in dark cabinet if possible also!
Exfoliating Acid products will last 1 year.
The only thing we don't suggest refrigerating is the mandelic or salicylic acid serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator and not go back to their normal state even if you warm them up.
Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration
Hydrosols - Take out 1/2 oz to 1 oz in a separate spray bottle from your original container and keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator!
Carrier Oils - Generally you can refrigerate ALL carrier oils, they will solidify in some cases. This is FINE all you have to do is take it out warm it up at room temp and it will be liquid again!
There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like coconut oil for instance! That does not need to be refrigerated, but it cannot hurt it either!
Essential Oils - Essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.
Co2 Oils - These should always be refrigerated.
Butters - We suggest refrigerating our skincare butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Essential oils - These can be refrigerated to increase their shelf life!
Clays - Keep in a dry, dark place (shelf life is at least 2 years)
Herbs - (whole or ground) These should last a good year at least - Keep in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal Extracts - [powder] Keep these also in a dark, DRY place. You can keep in the fridge, but make sure the seal is on very tight so you don't get moisture in. [1 year at least].
Herbal Extracts - [liquid] These can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place] [3 years at least]
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Iat Beta Glucan etc will all have a different shelf life (we are working on adding this to the ingredient pages.
Liposome Encapsulated (soy based) penetration enhancer, stabilizer
(used to keep Vitamin C stable, much slower to oxidize)
Neroli Hydrosol controls water retention, great for dull, oily skin, Vitamin C packed
White Tea Extract antioxidant, believed to be the strongest variety of tea for antioxidant use
L-ascorbic Acid Vitamin C, moisturizing, fights free radicals, gentle exfoliator, encourages cell turnover
MAP (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate)
Vitamin E (natural form, D-alpha Tocopherol) helps to potentially neutralize free radical scavengers before they cause skin damage, antioxidant, encourages healthy skin cell membranes
Ferulic Acid powerful antioxidant, stabilizer
Gluconolactone (Glucono Delta Lactone) broad spectrum, paraben free preservative (does not release formaldehyde)
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate is produced by adding hydrocarbon chains (oily substances) such as trihexyl hexadecane to ascorbic acid whereby ascorbic acid becomes stabilized and oil-soluble. Not animal tested
^At 0.1% reduces melanin synthesis by 80%
^At 10%strength eliminated age spots in 16 weeks
^GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
^Does not contain animal-derived components
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