L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in skin care
UV radiation, smoking, and other environmental pollutants can wreak havoc on your skin. The body protects itself naturally from these reactive oxygen species (ROS) by using antioxidants to neutralize them before they cause damage to skin cells. L-ascorbic acid is one of the most effective anti-oxidants used in the skin and is the first line of defense against free radicals. In addition to its water soluble activity in the skin, it is also known to be a primary replenisher of vitamin E, the most efficient inhibitor of lipid peroxidation in cell membranes.
Research has shown that oral administration of L-ascorbic acid does not produce adequate enough levels in skin tissue for these antioxidant effects to take place. Therefore, we must apply L-ascorbic acid topically on the skin to provide this benefit. However, there are some important factors to consider in choosing the correct Vitamin C product!
Why choose Pharmco Skincare Labs Vitamin C 20% Professional Serum - (Besides the fact that we are a FDA registered GMP facility in same location for 30 years)
The three most important things to look for when choosing a topical L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) product are: Concentration, PH and Packaging.
1. Concentration: Maximum tissue levels are obtained at 20% L-ascorbic acid. Any amount higher or lower than 20% is not an optimal concentration. You will see some companies on the market claim 20%, however they can be using other acid combinations to achieve this 20% level. The L-ascorbic acid level itself must be 20% for maximum effectiveness. Pharmco Labs uses the correct percentage of Vitamin C in formulation, exactly 20%. (In addition to this 20% level, we have enhanced our formulation with Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E and other unique and beneficial ingredients that will help maximize effectiveness and stability.
2. pH: Many vitamin C preparations on the market are not pH-adjusted for optimal biologic activity and penetration. The optimal pH of a L-ascorbic acid formula is between 2.5 – 3.0. Anything higher than 3 can reduce the ability to penetrate efficiently and lose overall effectiveness of the vitamin. Anything lower than pH 2.5 can cause unwanted irritations, and overdrying of the skin.
Pharmco Skincare Labs Vitamin C 20% Professional Serum pH level is between 2.5- 3.0
3. Packaging: L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is very sensitive to light, heat, and air. Pharmco Skincare Labs Vitamin C 20% professional serum is manufactured and packaged in a climate controlled facility under subdued lighting. Our tanks and bottles are purged with nitrogen to remove as much air as possible before filling, and then blanketed with nitrogen after they are filled. This unique process maximizes the penetration and activity of the serum, helps to stabilize the pH, and extends the shelf life of the product.
In addition to the above, Pharmco Skincare Labs makes frequent batches of Vitamin C 20% professional serum and we operate under a first in first out procedure. This means that you can be assured your product is fresh when you receive it.
With regular use of Pharmco Skincare Labs appropriately formulated and manufactured topical Vitamin C 20% Professional Serum, you and your clients can expect to see a decrease in skin discolorations, a fresher and clearer skin tone, and a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We hope you enjoy your experience with this product. Be sure and let us know if you have any questions or comments. Enjoy!
Ingredients: Purified Water, L-Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, SD Alcohol 40B, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Meta Bisulfite, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Tocopherol.
Compare to Cellex C, Skinceuticals, and CRX