If you already know a thing or two about skincare, then you've probably heard of the powerful benefits that Vitamin C has to offer. But if you're new to skincare (welcome!) and haven't yet explored this powerful ingredient, Vitamin C can really make a difference in the health of your skin. There are TONS of products out there with Vitamin C in them -- both conventional and clean -- but there are also different types of Vitamin C that vary in quality and efficacy. In this article, we’ll get down to the nitty-gritty and explain what makes our powerhouse ingredient different from the rest.
We set out to create a Vitamin C Treatment that exceeds the rest - one that contains the best-performing, most effective ingredients that clean beauty science has to offer. After researching for years and formulating hundreds of iterations, we created what we believe to be the most encompassing, highest-quality Vitamin C Treatment on the market – The Super Lift Concentrated Vitamin C-More Serum.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the most talked about ingredients in the realm of skincare – and for good reason. When it comes to protecting the skin, Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants. Before we delve into the benefits of Vitamin C, let’s take a closer look at the anatomy of the skin.
The main role of the skin is to protect the body from external threats. As the body’s largest organ, the skin often reflects internal health.1 The skin is made of two layers; the outermost layer called the “epidermis,” and the deeper layer called the “dermis.”1,3
The epidermis comes into close contact with environmental toxins such as chemical threats, harmful UV rays, bacteria, and even dehydration. Because of this close contact, the epidermis usually shows the first visible signs of damage and aging.1
The dermis layer provides strength and elasticity to the skin. It is mainly made of collagen proteins (the building block for the hair, skin, and nail structure) and contains the structures essential to skin circulation.1
Naturally, the body absorbs high amounts of Vitamin C that come from a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, but comparatively the skin absorbs a very limited amount though digested sources.1,3 Exposure to harmful UV rays and environmental toxins can break down the existing levels of Vitamin C in the skin.1 A lack of Vitamin C levels in the skin can result in poor wound healing, easy bruising and bleeding, rough and irritated skin texture, or in the most extreme cases – scurvy.3
Topically applied Vitamin C has shown to be an efficient supplement of Vitamin C in epidermal and dermal skin function.2,3 Vitamin C serums and treatments promote collagen formation in the dermis which helps reduce wrinkles, protect the epidermis against free-radicals, toxins and sun exposure, reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and promote anti-inflammatory functions.1,2
Often, people make the mistake of believing that the higher the percentage of Vitamin C in a product, the more effective it will be. In reality, high amounts of Vitamin C can result in more harm than good and irritate your skin. When it comes to efficacy, the quality of the Vitamin C is the most important factor.
It’s also important to note that Vitamin C is naturally water soluble and oxidizes when exposed to air.3 Once oxidation occurs, Vitamin C becomes ineffective in the treatment. This is why it is so important to find a high-quality, shelf-stable, effective Vitamin C treatment.
What Makes Our Vitamin C Treatment Different
When creating The Super Lift Concentrated Vitamin C – More Serum, we were determined to formulate the most innovative, effective, all-encompassing Vitamin C treatment that is suitable for every skin type. After countless hours of researching ingredients and testing formulations, The Super Lift was born.
The Super Lift contains three different types of shelf-stable Vitamin C, which extends the shelf life of the treatment exponentially compared to most Vitamin C serums. Our treatment contains high-quality Vitamin C, making it suitable for all skin types and sensitivities, while allowing for ultimate efficacy and high efficiency in penetrating the skin.
Not only does our Vitamin C treatment help to protect the skin, but it also contains intense moisturizing and anti-aging benefits. In addition to Vitamin C, The Super Lift contains Tranexamic Acid, plant sourced Ferulic Acid Esters, Niacinamide, Peptides and Stem Cells. This high-quality blend of ingredients works synergistically to brighten skin tone, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
The Super Lift delivers immediate slight firming effects upon application, and a noticeable long-term difference in your overall skin health. Our unique formulation contains an advanced tightening agent that smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and tightens the skin without pilling, unlike other tightening formulations. It rapidly absorbs into the skin, leaving your skin feeling moisturized and rejuvenated. An added bonus? The Super Lift Concentrated Vitamin C – More Serum creates an excellent primer for makeup products and is clinically proven to help your makeup application last longer. It really can do it all!
Whether you are an experienced skincare junkie, or jumpstarting your routine, we hope that we may have helped shine some light on Vitamin C and the importance of an effective Vitamin C formulation in your skincare routine. When trying The Super Lift, we really think you will C - More results!
1. Pullar, Juliet M., et al. “The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health.” PubMed Central (PMC), 12 Aug. 2017, https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9080866.
2. “Why Is Topical Vitamin C Important for Skin Health? - Harvard Health.” Harvard Health, 10 Nov. 2021, www.health.harvard.edu/blog/why-is-topical-vitamin-c-important-for-skin-health-202111102635.
3.Telang, Pumori Saokar. “Vitamin C in Dermatology.” PubMed Central (PMC), https://doi.org/10.4103/2229-5178.110593.