C + AHA Exfoliating Antioxidant Treatment
C + AHA Exfoliating Antioxidant Treatment is a good option if you’re looking for a stabilized vitamin C serum that contains a blend of 10% AHAs along with an effective though (for those with sensitive skin), potentially irritating amount of vitamin C in its pure form (ascorbic acid). Vitamin C is not the sole answer for skin and there are effective AHA products for far less money, but this is an option.
Note: This serum is dispensed via a dropper applicator. Although not the ideal method to dispense a serum that contains light- and air-sensitive ingredients, sometimes this type of packaging is necessary due to formulary requirements. When that’s the case, the goal is to keep the bottle opening as small as possible, the bottle should be opaque or specially coated to protect the contents from light, and you should use the serum up within three months of opening.
Contains L-ascorbic acid to help protect against damaging UVA/UVB rays, help prevent premature signs of aging, and help stimulate collagen production. Hydroxy acids help exfoliate and smooth the skin.
With a strong presence in the professional (meaning spa and aesthetics) skincare market, SkinCeuticals has a mostly well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products, several of which are centered on L-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C).
There are many good reasons to shop this line; it boasts a lineup up impressive vitamin C products, as well as some good retinol options and sunscreens. Even better is that the majority of its anti-aging products are packaged in containers that will protect their contents from light and air. Focusing on what Skinceuticals does best (which is serums, sunscreens, and specialty products) will be money well spent for visible results. The main drawbacks of this line are some products that contain fragrance ingredients, as well as potentially-drying alcohol, though they represent the minority of the brands offerings.
For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1-800-771-9489 or visit www.skinceuticals.com.
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