Dermalogica have just launched a brand new product - Age SmartBiolumin C Serum - a vitamin C serum to rival all other brands.
The question is: how does it really compare to other serums? In this blog post we spell out the difference between old vitamin C serums and the new Biolumin C Serum.
Out with the old… old vitamin C serums are not always stable.
For years, companies have raved about how vitamin C serums can brighten and tone skin. But there is one problem - if the vitamin C isn’t stable, it won’t actually work on your skin. Unstabilized vitamin C has already reacted with particles in the air. It is wasted before your skin can make use of it. Think of an apple - when it’s flesh is left in open air it oxidises and turns brown. The same thing happens to vitamin C if it’s not made stable.
In with the new… Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum has an Ultra Stable Vitamin C Complex.
Fortunately, unlike other brands, Dermalogica’s Biolumin C has a unique ingredient formulation called the Ultra Stable Vitamin C Complex. This is made up of two highly stable forms of new generation vitamin C. Basically - Dermalogica waited until this technology was available so that they could formulate a serum that would be strong and work better than others. The vitamin C in this product does not oxidise meaning that when you apply this formula it will work on your skin and nothing is wasted.
Out with the old… Old serums are not bioavailable.
The truth is a lot of vitamin C products are unable to deliver vitamin C to the skin’s deepest layers. Simply put, vitamin C products usually only brighten the surface of the skin. Of course, this means you will forever be applying vitamin C to brighten your skin’s surface, which sheds 100s of new cells every day.
In with the new… Dermalogica’s serum penetrates skins deepest layers.
Biolumin C’s Ultra Stable Vitamin C Complex is also bioavailable. That means it contains a technology that delivers more vitamin C into the skin. The vitamin becomes biologically available for the skin’s deepest layers to use. This superior formula outperforms other vitamin C products (including those formulated at higher concentrations.) It also features an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) which gently exfoliates dead skin to further increase product penetration.
Out with the old… Old vitamin C serums have just one active ingredient.
If you want a little vitamin C to brighten your skin, you might find 100s of vitamin C serums that only feature the vitamin… with little else to support your skin. The truth is, most brands use ascorbic acid which can be unstable and so unactive.
In with the new… Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum brightens, firms and protects with a range of active ingredients.
Dermalogica’s Age Smart Biolumin C matches its Ultra Stable Vitamin C Complex with an array of active ingredients. In fact, if you are a huge skincare fan, you may be aware of some of the goodies inside this results-driven product. Lactic Acid to boost cell renewal to promote smoothness and brighten, also allowing penetration of actives. Plus Chia Seed oil and sophora japonica plant extracts high in antioxidants to boost product efficacy and hydrate skin, protecting the barrier. Moreover, ascorbosilane SP is a stable form of vitamin C along with silicium, a natural component in the skin which plays a key role in skin defence. K3 vita C is another highly-lauded form of vitamin C, known for its superior stability and efficacy. Dermalogica fused this vitamin C technology with palmitoyl tripeptide 5, a unique short chain synthetic peptide that works using innovative anti-wrinkle technology. The result: brighter, firmer more radiant skin.
Out with the old… old serums act as a shield against oxidative stress.
It’s a sad truth. Most vitamin C serums work as an extra layer on top of the skin, but don’t do much to encourage skin to work for itself.
In with the new… Dermalogica’s Biolumin-C Serum is more than just a shield, it gets skin to start protecting itself inside out.
Biolumin C’s unique, Ultra Stable Vitamin C Complex has been shown to work with your skin’s natural defences. This helps the skin protect itself against free radicals - little particles in the everyday air that zap collagen and protein from your skin. Using Biolumin C Serum, skin is able to protect itself from that type of oxidative stress from within.
AGE Smart® BioLumin-C Serumbrightening vitamin c serumSkincare30ml: £73.80
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