Beauty Breakdown: Vitamin C & Your Skin
If you haven't noticed, currently, the beauty industry seems to be obsessed with Vitamin C. It seems you can’t ignore it. Everywhere you look, there is a product line vetting their version of something with C in it. Allow me to take out all of the hard work for you and lead you right to the king daddy of C’s!
Can I get all Science-y on you? Vitamin C is the most powerful antioxidant to fight the worst enemy for our skin - free radicals! I know what you're thinking...no, Lori! Don't tell me there's another culprit out there damaging my skin!!! I hate to be the bearer of bad news but free radicals are practically worse than UVA/UVB rays. As a matter of fact, when these two bad boys get together, they wreak havoc for your skin! Okay, here's the science-y part:
Free radicals are atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction, like dominoes. Their chief danger comes from the damage they can do when they react with important cellular components such as DNA, or the cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs. To prevent free radical damage the body has a defense system of antioxidants.
Whew! Okay, so you get the idea. Free radicals cause 'atmospheric aging' by attacking, damaging and killing healthy skin cells! That, as they say, is the rub...the hard truth..my achilles heel as an esthetician! When I first learned of free radicals, I began the search for the elixir of the gods to protect my client's skin from these scoundrels! What the skin needs is an outstanding antioxidant.
More Science-y stuff! Antioxidants are molecules which can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged.
When I discovered Skinceuticals, I was thrilled to learn that they had been researching the effects of C on the skin since the 70's. This company is truly the pioneer of C research, and man; did they deliver!
The CE Ferulic blew my mind because the Vitamin E buffers the skin and brings it to the perfect PH to absorb the C. Got it? Absorption is key with C products! Once absorbed, it provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals.
Let's get real: The first time I applied the CE Ferulic, I found the texture and smell different. This is not a perfume ridden over packaged product. It is a no frills potent serum. It smells like strong vitamins and has a sticky quality for about 30 seconds until it sinks in and then it's gone! A happy coincidence is that it makes my make up go on like 'glass'. This product truly is the ultimate in serums!
It's got a cult following. CE Ferulic is most often sold in Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeon's offices, but is also available at Skin Evolution! I would like to thank each and every one of you who reads my blog and has purchased through my e-Commerce. The internet is like the wild wild west and I appreciate your shopping through my site! Shop HERE!