HOW IT WORKS
5% Vitamin C
aids in the structure of your skin by enhancing collagen production. It is also an #antioxidant and can reduce DNA damage by reducing #freeradicals
#Vitamin C combats UV damage by the sun and stimulate #collagen
Vitamin C provides a range of serious benefits for the skin, including its ability to even out skin tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While this powerhouse ingredient is well-known for its skin-brightening benefits, research also shows it can shield the skin from the visible impacts of environmental stressors, including free radical damage.
Vitamin C reduces:
– Facial pigmentation
– Skin pores
– Pore sizing
When is Vitamin C best used?
As your skin is exposed to UV and free radicals throughout the day, it should be applied in the morning. If tolerable, extra vitamin C can be used at night
– Great combined with sunscreen, as #dayroutine
– Final tip for Vitamin C: store your vitamin C in a dark and cool place (fridge or draw) to ensure ingredients are still active
ALWAYS USE SUNSCREEN SPF DURING THE DAY
1% Salicylic Acid
SALICYLIC ACID – BHA (beta hydroxy acid)
Natural and organic forms derived from birch, almonds, blackberries, blueberries, wintergreen and willow bark.
Salicylic acid is fat-soluble and has enhanced penetration into pores and sebaceous glands, hence its use in treating acne and blackheads. BHAs also have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, useful in acne-prone skin.
Salicylic acid mimics the natural exfoliation process of younger skin by helping it shed the extra layers while unclogging and clearing pores.
Clinical application: Acne-prone skin, #pimples, #pustules, #blackheads, #bacne, and #openpores, Keratosis pilaris, solar keratosis, #psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Caution: As always, caution in patients with sensitive skin- eczema, dermatitis, rosacea. If irritation occurs – moisturize frequently.
Best applied: At night. Topical formulated cream or serum best used after a shower.