Firstly, if you haven't yet added vitamin C to your skincare routine, where have you been?! You, my friend, are about to make one of the biggest skin health discoveries of your life to date. The rule: invest in a good, vitamin C serum and you can ditch make up, stop worrying about wrinkles and enjoy skin that is firm and bright. Supple, some might say.
The problem is, there are few 'good' vitamin C serums out there. In fact, it's relatively easy for you to pick up a cheap bottle of vitamin C serum - and for some, that will suffice. But if you are wanting top-notch results such as faded pigmentation, fewer wrinkles, visibly firm skin and even a noticeable reduction of post-acne scars... you are going to have to do your research and know your strong vitamin C's from the weak ones.
Thankfully, Dermalogica's Age Smart BioLumin-C Serum is a high-performance serum that uses advanced, new generation, Ultra Stable Vitamin C Complex that works with your skin’s own defences to brighten, firm and protect your skin from environmental damage. Truth be told, there are 5 reasons that this serum is a high-performance skin product. This serum epitomises what it takes to label a vitamin C serum 'good'.
1. Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum Contains the Best Vitamin-C Technology to Date
Most vitamin C serums will claim that 'vitamin C' is the unique ingredient that causes skin to look fuller, firmer and absolutely radiant. We have to tell you the truth - vitamin C is an extremely unstable ingredient. In fact, it takes a lot of work to formulate a stable form of vitamin C and get it onto your skin, through the deepest layers.
You should know... if the vitamin C you apply is not stable, your skin will not benefit. Simply put, unstabilized vitamin C has already been oxidised before you put it onto your skin. Think of an apple - when the apple is left in open air it goes brown, when the vitamin C is not stabilised it turns orange or brown and is used up before you even apply it to your skin. If the vitamin has been used up - it will not do anything to help your skin look bright and feel firm. It is wasted.
Dermalogica's Biolumin C Serum however, contains an Ultra-Stable Vitamin C Complex. (This is totally unique, you can't get this new generation formula anywhere else!) This complex uses 2 ultra stable forms of vitamin C. When tested against competitors, it does not oxidise in the bottle. What's more it has a 24 month shelf life after opening - whereas non-stable bottles have only 3 months.
What makes this Ultra-Stable Vitamin C Complex extremely clever is that it is paired with Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5. This is a short-chain peptide that proven to boost collagen production making skin's structure fuller. It also protects against loss of collagen (or degradation) by stopping enzymes in the skin that break down dermal proteins.
2. Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum Makes you Look and Feel Young
Because Dermalogica's Biolumin C Serum contains an Ultra-Stable Vitamin C Complex the vitamin C within the product can work properly to defend against MMPs, ROSs and AGEs. Sounds a little complex, but what we understand about the skin ageing process is that there are 3 biochemical reactions that cause the breakdown of skin. They are:
Free Radicals (ROSs) which are tiny, little particles that destroy collagen and elastin in your skin. Free radicals are in the air we breathe and our bodies are designed to defend against them, to a certain degree. However this ability reduces with age. Plus, we are bombarded with free radical’s from pollution, UV, stress, poor diet and smoking. This leads to an accumulation of oxidative stress that the body and skin can't deal with. This accumulation of molecular damage over time results in lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and dull skin. Dermalogica's Biolumin C Serum successfully defends against free radicals thanks to its Ultra-Stable Vitamin C Complex.
We also have MMP’s (matrix metalloproteinases) - enzymes that breakdown our collagen and inhibit new collagen from forming. These are stimulated by UV, stress and inflammation in the skin. Biolumin's Ultra-Stable Vitamin C Complex protects collagen which is the strong, scaffolding that keeps skin plump.
Finally, Biolumin's Ultra-Stable Vitamin C Complex defends against AGE’s. AGEs or Advanced Glycation End products happen as a result of the reaction between sugar and protein such as collagen. Sugar glycates the collagen in your skin causing cross linking of the fibres and loss of elasticity. The Ultra-Stable Vitamin C Complex found in Dermalogica's Biolumin C Serum is one of the most potent antioxidants available and it’s scientifically proven to tackle each of these 3 biochemical processes that lead to prematurely aged skin.
3. Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum Brightens your Skin
Most people know that vitamin C can brighten your skin - but it can only do this when it's stable as in Dermalogica's Biolumin C Serum. The Ultra-Stable Vitamin C Complex within this product is combined with lactic acid - a popular alpha hydroxy acid that gets a lot of press thanks to its clever ability to gently exfoliate skin, bringing about new skin cells to the surface. Paired with vitamin C, it balances uneven pigmentation or skin tone, so this is also great for post-inflammatory acne scarring after breakouts.
BioLumin-C Serumbrightening vitamin c serumSkincare30ml: £78.00
4. Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum Helps Skin Protect Itself Against Wrinkles
Biolumin C Serum's Ultra-Stable Vitamin C Complex doesn’t just provide a shield for your skin against free radicals and other biochemical reactions that age us, it actually helps your skin's natural defences to stand against oxidative stress. It strengthens your skin's ability to protect itself from within by stimulating natural detox enzymes. This is why the tagline states Biolumin C Serum can give you ‘brighter skin from within’. It is very rare that a vitamin C serum can help your skin protect itself against free radicals - most typical vitamin C serums just act as a blanket shield from the outside in. Biolumin C Serum protects your skin inside out and outside in!
5. Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum Gives Fast Results For Healthy Skin
Here’s the thing: because Dermalogica's Biolumin C Serum has been formulated with Ultra-Stable Vitamin C Complex is gives fast results. Think about it - if your vitamin C serum was unstable, you would need to use more of it to get results. But Biolumin C Serum is a powerful form of vitamin C that delivers incredible results - especially after the first week. This serum also includes Sophora Japonica Flower Extract - Derived from the Japanese Pagoda Tree, this ingredients is rich in flavonoids which give a strong antioxidant effect. It’s also very calming. Plus, Biolumin C Serum features Salvia Hispanica (Chia Seed) Oil this is an exceptional antioxidant and contains more than 60% omega-3 fatty acid so also great for building skin barrier and it is super moisturising - great for dry skin types.
Dermalogica’s Biolumin C Serum is now available to try in sample size, or buy in full size from our website.
BioLumin-C Serumbrightening vitamin c serumSkincare30ml: £78.00
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