Key Active Ingredients:
Higher than average dose of Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Aloe Vera Extract, Coenzyme Q10, Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Camellia Seed Oil – see noteworthy details in the “Ingredient Profile” below.
Our moisture rich Vitamin C cream is infused with powerful multi-antioxidant ingredients, promoting healthy, beautiful looking skin. This unique and non-greasy formula is for all skin types including sensitive skin and can help to:
- plump and smooth the skin
- encourage collagen production
- brighten a dull skin tone
- even out the complexion, reducing fine lines
- protect against free radical damage caused by the environment
The fragranced version is delicately scented with aromatherapy oils of Orange, steam distilled Lemon and Vanilla. It is also available in a fragrance-free version, like all our other products.
To protect your skin from UV damage and environmental aggressors, vitamin C is more commonly recommended for your morning regime, however you can use at night as there is some research to say that free radical damage continues to affect your skin overnight.
Note: If you are using glycolic or salicylic acid and retinol, you will need to leave some time in between, before applying your vitamin C product to avoid any stinging or redness.
You can use the moisturiser under makeup, under face oil if desired. Start by using it sparingly and work your way up to desired amount and coverage.
WHAT DOES ANTI-OXIDANT MEAN?
Antioxidants in general relief oxidative stress caused by the excessive formation of free radicals (i.e. seen in inflammation) and slow or diminish the development of visible signs of ageing. The formation of free radicals is also influenced by ultraviolet radiation, ultrasound, ozone, chemicals and tobacco smoke. The older the body, the less capable it is of combatting free radicals without external help. The importance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals with antioxidative effects increases.
Antioxidants preserve normal cell functioning and prevent skin inflammation and skin ageing. Nevertheless, overuse is not recommended as an excess of antioxidants may have the opposite effect.
Vitamin C is a key anti-ageing skincare ingredient that helps to gently brighten and smooth your skin. It's one of the best power antioxidants and helps protect your skin against free radical damage caused by the environment.
It promotes the synthesis of collagen and ceramides, has anti-inflammatory activity and is thus used by dermatologists in the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases. Ascorbic Acid and its derivatives have a strong antioxidative effect on the skin, especially in combination with Vitamin E, and protects from damage by Ultraviolet radiation.
To protect your skin from UV damage and environmental aggressors, vitamin C is more commonly recommended for your morning regime, however you can use at night as there is some research to say that free radical damage continues to affect your skin overnight. If you are using glycolic or salicylic acid and retinol, you will need to leave some time in between before applying your vitamin C product to avoid any stinging or redness.
Vitamin E reduces skin damage due to ultraviolet radiation, smooths the surface of the skin, increases the hydration of the stratum corneum (outermost layer of the skin), inhibits inflammation, stimulates cell regeneration and accelerates wound healing. Women over 50 have a reduced delivery mechanism of vitamin E on the skin surface and could thus benefit from an extra application.
In most people over forty Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) levels start to sink, resulting in a lesser ability to produce collagen and other important skin molecules. Coenzyme Q10 has exceptional antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that topical application can effectively counteract free radical damage and provide protection against UVA-induced depletion of cell membrane. This function helps to prevent damage to collagen and elastin production process and help to reduce the signs of ageing and appearance of wrinkles.
Evening Primrose is a plant native to North America but it grows in Europe and parts of the Southern hemisphere as well. It has yellow flowers that bloom in the evening. It was used by the North American Indian medicine men to make an infusion for healing wounds, gastrointestinal complaints and sore throats.
Where evening primrose oil is pressed from the seeds of Oenothera Biennis, it is important to note that it is an exceptionally fine textured oil which is easily absorbed, with high levels of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and also antioxidant Phytosterols.
Numerous clinical studies are available that detail the effectiveness on atopic dermatitis.
Used cosmetically or topically in general, Evening Primrose Carrier Oil exhibits superb soothing and moisturising properties, and it is gentle enough for use on sensitive and prematurely ageing skin. It is reputed to not only moisturise but to also enhance elasticity as well as the texture of flaking or peeling skin, making it an ideal ingredient for mature skin. With astringent and softening properties, it promotes the look of a healthy, clear, rejuvenated complexion with enhanced radiance. By addressing roughness, wrinkles, redness, dryness, and irritation, it is reputed to soothe skin afflicted with acne, allergies, eczema, and psoriasis.
Aloe Vera Extract is commonly used in cosmetic formulations and is composed of mainly water, along with polysaccharides, anthraquinones, amino acids, glycosides, minerals, flavones, phytosterols and salicylic acid. Aloe Vera is a natural skin soother, perfect for allergy-prone, itchy or red skin and keeps the skin hydrated.
Certified Organic Shea Butter is extracted from the nuts of the African Karite Tree using traditional extraction methods without the use of hexane, chemical pesticides, or preservatives to retain its vital nutrients. It is rich in vitamin A and E, plant sterols, vitamins and softens, protects against drying and nourishes the skin. It prevents moisture loss, protects against the elements and helps renew cracked, aged and damaged skin and can help with soreness, skin rashes and itching, acne, sunburn, scars.
Camellia Seed Oil has been recognised for centuries in Japan for its highly restorative effect on the skin. It is said to be responsible for the peachy skin and long nails of Japanese women. It is also known for being one of the most rapidly absorbed oils yet has an outstanding moisture retaining ability without clogging the pores. Camellia Seed Oil is high in Vitamin A, B, C and E and Oleic Acid, giving it excellent skin conditioning properties, protecting your skin from drying out while replenishing with vital nutrients and calms easily irritated skin.