My Vitamin C serum is a very potent 25%; custom-made for me without all the unnecessary dangerous chemicals and preservatives. I order it in small batches, where it is compounded AFTER I place the order.It has Glutathione:
Vitamin C removes free radicals (harmful waste produced in the body ), by neutralizing them and eliminating them out of the body. However, vitamin C cannot complete its function without enough glutathione. Imagine vitamin C going into the cell, surrounding the waste, eliminating it, and then going back to continue to do its job, but then the amount of glutathione begins to decrease. The vitamin C might be able to surround (neutralize) the waste, but cannot eliminate it, and as time goes on the waste just accumulates in the human body. Such is the dependency of all other antioxidants on the presence of glutathione. It is definitely a good practice to increase your vitamin C but it is clear that you must have enough Glutathione in your body to take advantage of the benefits of vitamin C.)
and Ferulic acid:
Research has shown that ferulic acid has several benefits, including:
• Free radical defense. Like other antioxidants — such as vitamins A, C and E, coenzyme Q10 and alpha lipoic acid — ferulic acid scavenges free radicals and protects cells from environmental damage. In particular, it’s effective against two highly destructive free radicals, superoxide and hydroxyl radical.
• UV protection. Research suggests that ferulic acid can help protect skin from UV damage. According to dermatologist and scientist Karen E. Burke, M.D., Ph.D., in the Skin Aging Handbook: An Integrated Approach to Biochemistry and Product Development, ferulic acid interferes with the process by which UV rays damage cell membranes. In addition, ferulic acid helps to prevent redness and sunburn from UVB rays.
• Vitamin preservation. Chances are you’ll find vitamins in almost any skincare product. The downside? When they’re exposed to light and air, vitamins can break down and lose their skin benefits. However, ferulic acid prevents this process. Specifically, when added to skincare products with vitamin C or E, ferulic acid prevents the vitamins from breaking down, spoiling and becoming ineffective, according to the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
• Cancer protection. Cancer occurs when cell DNA mutates and causes irregular, uncontrolled cell reproduction. Ferulic acid prevents cell mutations and DNA damage, so it might help defend against cancerous cell growth, especially for lung and colon cancer. It also plays a role in prompting apoptosis — or cell death — of cancer cells, notes the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition.
I encourage you to find something as potent, affordable, and effective for your skin at this price-point - and freshly compounded (and not sitting on an illuminated, warm store shelf for how long (?)... I'm just sayin').
It is in a blue glass dropper bottle. You only need to use about four drops once a day.
Always apply Vitamin C serum in the evening before bed. Vitamin C decomposes and degrades rapidly in the presence of sunlight.
And, it is water-based. Not sticky or greasy.
One last important detail: If the vitamin C in your product is NOT the molecularly-correct form of Vitamin C, and is made from the cheaper form of Vitamin C, your skin will not accept it. It won't work, and it could burn your skin.