ZONAs Favorite Vitamin C Products

Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant that should not only be incorporated into your diet but into your skincare as well! This vitamin is amazing for fighting off free radicals, increasing collagen, and reducing pigmentation. There are a handful of vitamins that our body cannot synthesize, including Vitamin C. Vitamin C has a very short period of activity, so replenishing it daily, both nutritionally and topically, is super important. Did you know that you cannot produce collagen without Vitamin C?!

L-Ascorbic Acid or THD Ascorbate (also known as Vitamin C) is a powerful antioxidant that helps brighten skin tone and soften fine lines making it a perfect anti-aging ingredient! One caveat to topical vitamin C is that it is light sensitive and requires a very specific acidic pH to remain stable. Therefore, it can easily become oxidized when it’s exposed to air. Here at ZONA Med Spa we recommend a medical grade vitamin C product as they are tested and proven to be stable and effective. If your Vitamin C started off clear or a light yellow color and has turned to an amber color, it’s time for a new bottle. Not sure which Vitamin C would be best for you? Here are the products ZONA recommends.

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic 

Who benefits? Dry, Normal, Combination, and Sensitive skin types.

C E Ferulic features a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1% vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. C E Ferulic is now proven to reduce combined oxidative damage generated by UVA/UVB rays, ozone pollution, and diesel engine exhaust by up to 41%. In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, C E Ferulic improves signs of aging and photodamage, the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and the loss of firmness, while brightening skin’s complexion.

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF

Who benefits? Normal, Oily, and Combination skin types.

We would choose Phloretin CF over CE Ferulic for clients who are more on the normal to oily side or those who don’t do well with Vitamin E. Phloretin CF features a patented synergistic combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), and 0.5% ferulic acid for enhanced protection against atmospheric skin aging – environmental damage and premature signs of aging caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB, infrared radiation (IRA), and ozone pollution (O3). In addition to antioxidant protective benefits, Phloretin CF improves the appearance of discoloration, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.

SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF

Who benefits? Oily, Acne, and Combination skin types.

Silymarin CF is the newest vitamin C with SkinCeuticals and was developed for those excessive oily or acne skin types. Silymarin CF is a breakthrough vitamin C serum for oily and blemish-prone skin that combines 0.5% silymarin (milk thistle extract), 15% l-ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid and 0.5% salicylic acid to help prevent oil oxidation that can lead to breakouts, and visible signs of aging. This oil-free formula is clinically demonstrated to reduce oil oxidation by up to 76%, as well as reduce oiliness, refine skin texture, and visibly improve skin clarity and fine lines.

SkinCeuticals Serum 10 AOX+

Who benefits? Normal and Sensitive skin types.

Ideal for sensitive skin types or those new to a vitamin C antioxidant serum, Serum 10 AOX+ utilizes 10% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) and 0.2% ferulic acid to help neutralize damaging free radicals that contribute to atmospheric skin aging – environmental damage and premature signs of aging caused by free radicals from UVA/UVB radiation. In addition to providing the benefits of vitamin C, this antioxidant serum also helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

SkinCeuticals C+AHA

Who benefits? Dry, Oily, Acne, Normal, and Combination skin types

Instead of using salicylic acid like Silymarin CF, C + AHA uses alpha hydroxy acids to help resurface the skin. C+AHA is a two-in-one daytime antioxidant serum that works by two different mechanisms to help improve the appearance of skin. Formulated with 15% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid) and a blend of 10% hydroxy acids, neutralizes free radicals and exfoliates skin to promote clear skin and minimize the appearance of blemishes. In addition to providing the benefits of vitamin C, this daytime antioxidant serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it improves overall skin radiance.

SkinBetter Science Alto Defense Serum

Who benefits? All skin types!

This is more than just your average vitamin C! We recommend Alto Defense Serum for everyone but definitely those with redness and sensitivity. Combines Vitamin C and E + 17 additional antioxidant ingredients designed to provide a new level of comprehensive and dynamic defense against free radicals. Enhances vitality and improvement in skin tone and luminosity. Reduces the appearance of skin redness.

Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 15% & 30%

Who benefits? All skin types! Ideal for those with dry, oily, sensitive or combination skin types.

Vitamin C Lotion 15% and 30% is formulated with THD Ascorbate, the stable and lipid-soluble form of Vitamin C and includes a full line-up of antioxidants such as Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10 to brighten dull skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness. Squalane hydrates for healthy, smooth skin.

The Bottom Line

Antioxidants can be an excellent addition to your anti-aging skincare routine, and the truth is that you really can’t ever have too many of them. Providing your entire body with plenty of antioxidants may offer countless health benefits, including helping to minimize the appearance of file lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and discoloration. Using the right blend of ingredients can help you achieve the glowing and youthful-looking skin you’ve always wanted.

For More Information: All products mentioned in this blog, are available in office here at ZONA Med Spa! For more information about antioxidant products book a complimentary consultation online by clicking here.

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