Serum 15 AOX+
Serum 15 AOX+ is identical to the Serum 10 AOX+, except this version provides 15% L-ascorbic acid. Keep in mind that this amount of vitamin C at the pH that’s needed for it to be effective may prove more irritating than beneficial for those with sensitive skin (a fact SkinCeuticals mentions on their Web site and in literature for this product). Due to its strength, you may not be able to use it nightly with other products such as those with retinol, AHAs, BHA, or topical prescription retinoids, so proceed cautiously to see how your skin reacts.
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.
Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, neutralizes free radicals, defends against environmental damage, and stimulates collagen synthesis. Once absorbed, can't be washed or rubbed off, remaining effective for a minimum of 72 hours - an excellent addition to sunscreens. Ideal for all but the most sensitive skin types.
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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