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 Peony 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 Our Products and IngredientsFinished Products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
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 for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible:
Exfoliating Acid - products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark:
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid. There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt:
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare" butters. You can remove
what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls
the constituents from each herbs - root, trunk, leaves, and flowers. They
have a shelf life of 3-5 years.
They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc.
will all have a different shelf life.
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 Peony 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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