Vitamin C is one of the wonder ingredients that’s regularly mentioned by dermatologists and skincare experts, loved for the powerful brightening effect it has on the skin. And, if your current routine isn’t quite returning the results you want, this could be just the addition your complexion is in need of.
Introducing vitamin C into your routine
When it comes to introducing vitamin C into your routine, a serum is a great place to start. This is because serums have low molecular weights that absorb quickly into the skin while delivering active ingredients – such as vitamin C – into the epidermis .
SkinCeuticals’ C E Ferulic serum is a high-potency triple-antioxidant serum that contains 15% l-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C), 1% vitamin E, and 0.5% ferulic acid. An effective way of improving the overall appearance of your skin, it helps to reinforce the skin’s natural defence against environmental aggressors, such as UV and pollution, . This protective system also helps to neutralise free radical damage on the upper layer of the skin, while improving visible signs of ageing including fine lines, firmness and wrinkles.
Using vitamin C to complement a professional procedure
Vitamin C can also help to enhance some professional procedures such as non-ablative laser, a skin resurfacing treatment that improves the appearance of wrinkles, photo damage and minor scars. Laser treatments use heat and light to trigger a controlled wound-healing process in the skin which stimulates cellular renewal and collagen production.
Once the treatment is over, C E Ferulic serum can help to maintain and enhance the results. In fact, it’s clinically proven to not only reduce the downtime of an ablative laser procedure from 48 hours to 24, but it can help to improve radiance, tone and the skin’s overall appearance. Laser treatments and Ferulic have also been proven to have very effective results on photodamaged skin when used together.
*C E Ferulic, Phloretin CF and Phloretin CF Gel yield up to 8x skin's natural environmental protection. Clinical evaluation. Average result compared to untreated skin.
What the experts say
Combining clinical procedures with advanced homecare is a technique also favoured by Dr. Orla Grimes, a recognised and highly regarded specialist in Aesthetic Medicine. “In our clinic, we use o help attain and maintain results and protect the new skin,” she explains. “In my opinion, C E Ferulic is the star of antioxidant formulation. A synergistic combination of Vitamin C, E and Ferulic acid in a serum which is proven to provide the skin with up to 8 times its own natural photo protection. My clients quickly notice a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and an improvement in texture, radiance and tone, ensuring it remains ever popular.”
How to use the C E Ferulic Serum
Apply two to three drops of CE Ferulic serum to your face, neck and chest each morning. Follow with your usual moisturiser and broad-spectrum sunscreen for enhanced protection against environmental damage.